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  • Students Took Photos of Gravestones for BillionGraves

    May 6

    Students from Siskiyou County in the Mount Shasta ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints took photos of gravestones at the Mount Shasta Memorial Park cemetery. The photos were for BillionGraves, and the students took and uploaded nearly 1,000 photographs. BillionGraves states that it is the largest resource for searchable G...

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  • FamilySearch Community has a New Look

    Apr 8

    The FamilySearch Community has been updated with a new look, additional functionality, and navigation enhancements. Members of the FamilySearch Community can answer questions you may have, and you can help others by sharing what you know. Whether you need expert help, or want to connect with others who share your passion for family history, th...

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  • RootsTech Attracts Over 1 Million Participants Opening Week

    Mar 9

    RootsTech Connect 2021 attracted more than 1 million participants from 242 countries and territories at its completely virtual, online debut. RootsTech is a hybrid, global online event and website that celebrates fun, personal, and family discoveries by fostering new connections, the latest learning, and innovative technologies. Although th...

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  • FamilySearch Family History Library Launched New Webpage

    Feb 25

    FamilySearch International announced the launch of a new webpage for its brick-and-mortar flagship, the Family History Library, located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The new Family History Library webpage is part of FamilySearch.org and will provide new online patron experiences and up-to-date information on the library's services and act...

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  • Family Search Learning Center

    Feb 11

    There is an easy to use 'Learning Center' on the FamilySearch.org site. With a search box, any topic you can see what is available. There are also some great prepared lessons on different topics to assist you. One is titled: “Getting Started in Genealogy' – providing info on software programs and helpful tips on recording ancest...

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  • FamilySearch Revealed 2020 Genealogy Highlights

    Feb 9

    FamilySearch International published its year-in-review, highlighting some of its exciting 2020 achievements. Each year, the global nonprofit helps millions of people make fun, free, personal and family discoveries online. In 2020, FamilySearch expanded its discovery experiences to 30 languages and added over a billion new searchable names fr...

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  • FamilySearch Added Over 28 Million New Indexed Records

    Jan 12

    FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in December of 2020 with over 28 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecu...

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  • FamilySearch Now Available in 30 Languages

    Dec 17

    FamilySearch announced that their website is now available in 30 languages. The addition of more languages opens up FamilySearch's resources to more people around the globe. FamilySearch, a popular free website for collaboratively building your family tree and making new family discoveries, is now available in 20 additional languages – ...

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  • FamilySearch Helps Identify Graves in Historic Cemetery

    Nov 17

    A historic cemetery located in Houston's Fifth Ward was in need of a cleanup. In 1995, a non-profit group called Project RESPECT began working on it. On October 17, 2020, several young service missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with their families and leaders, participated in an the ongoing cleanup of th...

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  • FamilySearch Updated its Genealogies Search Page

    Oct 13

    FamilySearch announced that it made some updates to its Genealogies search page. The reason for the updates appears to be to make it easier for genealogists to find what they are searching for. For 125 years, the Genealogy Society of Utah, and its successor, FamilySearch International, have collected genealogies submitted through earlier ...

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