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  • FamilySearch and Ontario Ancestors Book Scanning Partnership

    Sep 24

    FamilySearch International announced a book scanning partnership with Ontario Ancestors. Under the agreement, FamilySearch will provide specialized book scanning services and support volunteers in exchange for access to Ontario Ancestors' extensive library of historical and genealogical books. Digitized documents will be publicly availabl...

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  • RootsTech Connect 2021 will be a Virtual Event

    Sep 8

    FamilySearch has announced that the RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3-6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held on February 25-27, 2021, as a free, virtual event online. RootsTech Connect 2021 will enable attendees to participate from around the world and will feature inspiring keynote speakers, dozens of...

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  • FamilySearch Made Reopening Plans for Libraries and Centers

    Jul 7

    In April of 2020, FamilySearch made the decision to temporarily close its Family History Libraries and Centers. The reason was due to the COVID-19 virus. In June of 2020, FamilySearch has started making reopening plans for the FamilySearch Libraries and Centers that had been closed. FamilySearch is following the lead of The Church of Jesu...

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  • Genealogical Research – Inexpensive Methods

    Apr 13

    The least expensive way, especially if you are just starting your family history research, is to begin with yourself. You know your basic information, so write out your own information (birth, marriage, residence, and schooling) and then work on each parent. If possible write then each parent’s mother and father. You might not know much y...

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  • Family History Libraries Temporarily Close Due to COVID-19

    Apr 7

    FamilySearch posted a notice to let everyone know that some Family History Libraries and Centers will be temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The notice was written by David E. Rencher, Director of the Family History Library. FamilySearch recommends that you call ahead if you have concerns about local closures. Out of concern for the health ...

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  • 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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