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The New FamilySearch Discovery Center

Okay – I thought I’d seen it all. However, this new Discovery Center that FamilySearch has put together is amazing. To allow the public a chance to try it out, they brought it to the RootsTech exhibit hall. I got on a computer. I typed my email address and FamilySearch password onto the screen, then […]

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Leland Attended a #RootsTech Opening Session…

I’ve been attending conferences for over 30 years, and this morning was the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend an opening session. In past years I’ve always been in an exhibit booth getting ready to sell books. This year I came to RootsTech as an attendee, and got to be on the […]

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Jake Gerhing’s lecture on The Future of Family History Technology

Jake Gehring was one of the speakers in the afternoon at the BYU Family History Tech Conference. He works for FamilySearch. I know Jake very well, having worked with him at Heritage Quest for a while, and consider him a good friend. He knows a lot about what’s going on in the tech side of […]

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Gordon Clarke’s Presentation on New Apps, New Gallery, New Future

Gordon Clarke is the FamilySearch Certification Manager. Gordon spoke at the BYU Family History Tech Conference this morning. He started right off with one of cool ads that Mac used to run before they won the Mac OS VS Windows race – and he continued to use those ads throughout his lecture (I love those […]

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The Lightening Talks of the BYU Family History Technology Workshop #Genealogy

The Lightening Talks just finished here at the BYU Family History Technology Workshop. Presenters had about two minutes to tell us what they were working on in the tech field. Wow! What a fascinating session. Following are the sessions given, with my notes. It’s not a perfect listing, in that I could not always get […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 37.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 37.9 million indexed records and images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,405,544 indexed records and 1,244,622 images from the US, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 801,893 images from the Belgium, Limburg, Civil […]

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Relative Finder – a New Website Developed by BYU Students

Students at BYU have built a website that has some great possibilities. However, it has some issues at the moment. I’m blogging about it though, as the idea is intriguing. The following teaser is from KSL.com: PROVO — FamilySearch.org recently certified a locally developed Web application that may draw more people to do family history. […]

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Eight Semifinalists Announced for the Annual Innovator Challenge

RootsTech has announced the eight semifinalists in the annual Innovator Challenge. Out of 51 entries, eight were selected by a panel of independent judges to move forward. According to the FamilySearch Blog, they are: Argus Search Google-like full text search in historic and handwritten documents without prior referencing. GenMarketplace Find experts for your specific family […]

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Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit

The following press release was sent out by FamilySearch:   RootsTech – February 12-14, 2015 Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit Nathan Furr at Innovator Summit One of the world’s leading authors and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be part of the largest family history conference […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 125.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the USA #Genealogy

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 125.4 million indexed records and images to collections from the United States. Notable collection updates include the 124,060,301 indexed records from the Find A Grave Index collection; the 830,416 indexed records and images from the US, Michigan Obituaries, 1820–2006 collection; and the 497,490 images from […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 24 November 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 24 November 2014 Previous update: 28 October 2014 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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120 Years of Pioneering Genealogy by GSU & FamilySearch

The following News Release is from FamilySearch: Salt Lake City, Utah November 13, 2014 -“Whatever your past perceptions, it is different now!” proclaimed Allan F. Packer, in a recent worldwide broadcast, describing the ever growing popularity of online ancestry research and the broad range of inviting online family history activities. Packer is the Executive Director […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Index to the Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar V. I – 1822-1856

I just got a download copy of Andrew J. Morris’s new Index to Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar Vol. 1 – 1822-1856. I was excited to see that Andrew had completed this project, as I have Oakland County research myself. If you go to FamilySearch, you will find that they have posted images of the […]

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