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  • For More Effective Results. Genealogy Research.

    Apr 9

    We have all been there ... an ancestor you just can not gather any information about. In such a case, first never give up. Many answers can be found. So the following are a few approaches you many not have tried yet and need to attempt. Do research in locations that are not solely online. The Internet genealogical databases still do not have all d...

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  • FamilySearch Has Free Webinars in April

    Apr 5

    Genealogists and family historians who want to learn more about how to use various types of genealogy resources will have plenty of opportunity to do so in April. FamilySearch is offering a bunch of free online classes and webinars. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is offered as a service by The Church of Jesus ...

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  • Volunteers Index More than 1 Million Freedman’s Bureau Records

    Mar 30

    Volunteers at FamilySearch have been working very hard at digitizing the records from the Freedman's Bureau. In February of 2016, the digitization project reached its halfway point with more than one million records transcribed. More help is needed to finish the project! The Freedman's Bureau Project was designed to bring thousands of records ...

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  • American Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors Database

    Mar 27

      There are nearly 18,000 records for state rosters of American Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors from the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia available on FamilySearch.org. It covers the years of 1775 to 1783. Each of the six colonies or territories are different in the type of information p...

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  • Videos from RootsTech 2016 are Available

    Mar 24

    RootsTech, as you may know, is the biggest genealogy and family history conference in the world. The annual event is hosted by FamilySearch, one of the most well known genealogy websites. Videos from RootsTech 2016 are now available. RootsTech takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, every year. The conference is a multi-day event that includes w...

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  • FamilySearch Collection of Mexican Ancestor Records Grows

    Feb 25

    FamilySearch has had a collection of Mexico ancestor records that genealogists could search through. Recently, it has added more records to that collection. This was made possible due to FamilySearch's partnership with Ancestry.com. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is provided for free as a service by the Church of ...

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  • Things to Expect From FamilySearch in 2016

    Feb 9

    It's always nice when a popular genealogy website gives users hints about what to expect from it in the upcoming year. Genealogists tend to prefer advance notice (rather than having something unexpectedly discontinued or dropped on them). Here are some things to expect from FamilySearch in 2016. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy ...

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  • FamilySearch Adds a Memories Gallery

    Jan 14

    FamilySearch, one of the most popular genealogy websites, frequently adds new resources and tools that its users can utilize. One of the more recent additions is a Memories Gallery. It was designed to enhance how genealogists add, organize, and view pictures and other artifacts from their family tree. FamilySearch, as you may know, is provided a...

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  • HistoryLines is Now Certified by FamilySearch

    Dec 23

    Genealogists who use FamilySearch can add something new to your collection of genealogy resources. HistoryLines has been certified with FamilySearch. It is part of a growing list of partners that FamilySearch is compatible with. FamilySearch is a popular genealogy website that is free to use. It is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Chris...

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  • Family History Library Celebrated 30th Anniversary

    Nov 25

    FamilySearch's Family History Library celebrated its 30th Anniversary on October 23, 2015. The library has been recognized by genealogists as the top research and collections library in the world. Part of the reason is it seen that way is because it has evolved to keep up with the changing demographics and demands of family researchers. The ...

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