FamilySearch

  • FamilySearch Introduced “Where Am I From?” Activity

    Mar 5

    Where am I from? It is a question that genealogists and family histories ask themselves. It is also the name of an interactive online activity released by FamilySearch. It is a fun way to explore your heritage. The Where Am I From? experience is the newest addition to a series of FamilySearch discovery activities. Users can see emigration a...

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  • What to Expect from FamilySearch in 2020

    Feb 13

    FamilySearch posted a blog with details about what you can expect from them in 2020. FamilySearch announced some of its plans to enhance user experiences in 2020 through select updates and improvements to records and Family Tree capabilities. FamilySearch's Family Tree is the world's largest shared tree. In 2020, users will enjoy an impro...

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  • RootsTech Reveals 2020 Livestream Schedule

    Feb 6

    RootsTech 2020 will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from February 26-29, 2020. As with any popular conference, not everyone will be able to attend. Those who cannot attend in person can view the RootsTech 2020 Livestream Schedule. February 26: Photos Capture the Story – Jens Neilsen What's New at Ancestry – Crista Cowan Th...

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  • FamilySearch Posted a 2019 Year in Review

    Jan 21

    FamilySearch posted a 2019 Year in Review that highlights their achievements, discoveries, growth, and more. Here is a look at some of those accomplishments. In 2019, FamilySearch added 123.6 million indexed records and over 850 million new images of historical records. In addition to searchable records and images, FamilySearch provided upd...

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  • FamilySearch Wiki has 90,000 Articles Published

    Oct 3

    FamilySearch announced that the FamilySearch Wiki has published its 90,000th help article. More are added weekly. This free Wiki launched 12 years ago to help FamilySearch patrons with their personal family history research questions.  The FamilySearch Research Wiki operates similarly to Wikipedia. Both wikis allow people to edit and cre...

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  • RootsTech London Announced Keynote Speakers

    Sep 17

    For the first time ever, the world's largest family history conference is coming to London! RootsTech London will take place on October 24-26, 2019. They have announced a lineup of keynote speakers. RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to di...

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  • PCHA Received FamilySearch Affiliate Designation

    Aug 22

    The Pierce County Historical Association (PCHA) received the official certification of being a FamilySearch Affiliate library on March 20, 2019. FamilySearch Affiliate libraries have access to additional online records than those that people can access on the FamilySearch website at home.  A FamilySearch Affiliate library cooperates with F...

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  • FamilySearch Users Can Correct Name Indexing Errors

    Aug 8

    FamilySearch will now enable users to make name corrections to its indexes. FamilySearch explained that corrections made by users increase the likelihood of success for researchers to find the records of their ancestors. FamilySearch allows volunteers to do indexing of records in order to make those records searchable online. It appears tha...

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  • Eastern Shore Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate

    Jul 23

    Eastern Shore Public Library serves the people of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It is located in Accomac, Virginia. The Eastern Shore Public Library has become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Libraries that become FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to more genealogy resources to help genealogists and family historians make more...

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  • FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online

    Jun 6

    FamilySearch announced that it has celebrated 20 years of being online. It was first launched on May 24, 1999. Two decades later, FamilySearch is a leader in the rising tide of popular ancestry-related services online. FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organiza...

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