1940 Census

The 1940 US census is being released on 2 April at 9:00 a.m. (eastern).  The National Archives awarded the contract to post free images of the census pages to Archives.com There is this web page on Archives.com with details about the 1940 census. It is not clear if the census pages will be on Archives.com …

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RootsTech – Cloud Storage

The second free online presentation at the Rootstech conference was “Do I Trust the Cloud?” by D. Joshua Taylor. He described why genealogists need to back-up their data to “the cloud.” “The cloud” is a fancy name for a place on the internet where you can store copies of your important computer files. Those can …

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RootsTech – Opening Keynote

The keynote speaker for the opening session of the Rootstech conference was Jay L. Verkler who was the former director of FamilySearch.org. His talk centered on the possibilities of the future of genealogy. He showed a girl in 2060 asking her phone to find her ancestors which it did in just minutes. He also showed …

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