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  • New Idaho Falls FamilySearch Center Opens

    Jul 21

    FamilySearch has announced the reopening of its newly renovated Idaho Falls FamilySearch Center. Located at 750 West Elva Street, the free service will introduce guests to a world of fun, interactive, personal and family discoveries. From life-sized interactive experiences, to home video conversation equipment, a recording room, access to pers...

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  • RootsTech 2023 Will Include Online And In-Person Event

    Jul 15

    RootsTech, the world’s largest family history gathering is back in 2023 with an in-person event in Salt Lake City to complement its massive online conference. Mark your calendars for March 2-4,  2023, to join millions of virtual and in-person attendees for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and most o...

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  • FamilySearch Webinars For June 2022

    Jun 3

    Enjoy free genealogy webinars in June 2022 provided by the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This month’s impressive line-up of online classes includes a 2-day series on Welsh genealogy, two specific classes on Chinese research, one session for Spanish speakers entitled La Investigación genealógica en Sudam...

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  • FamilySearch Completes Massive Microfilm Digitization

    Oct 12

    FamilySearch, a genealogy company that is provided as a service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has completed the digitization of a massive microfilm collection. This effort makes billions of historical genealogy records freely available online. According to Family Search, it is a milestone 83 years in the making. Family...

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  • RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Fully Virtual

    Aug 5

    FamilySearch announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3-5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech, and spectacular proof of humanity’s interest globall...

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  • Grand Island Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate

    Jun 17

    Grand Island Public Library has officially become an affiliate library of FamilySearch. This means the library has privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases. Affiliate libraries may not have all the services of a FamilySearch Family History Center. The Grand Island Public Library is located in the City of Grand Island, Nebraska. I...

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  • FamilySearch Updated Their Messaging System

    May 18

    FamilySearch is proud to have the world’s largest online family tree and thrilled to provide free family history experiences to millions. In order to give users the best experience possible, they are constantly working on updates and improvements to their online experience. To keep you up to date on the latest FamilySearch experience changes...

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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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