• Help FamilySearch Reach Its Indexing Goal in December

    Dec 7

    Would you like to give other genealogists the joy of discovering their ancestors? One way to do that is to take part in FamilySearch's December 2016 indexing goal. They have named it #LIGHTtheWORLD. Indexing makes a difference. FamilySearch describes indexing as a volunteer transcription effort that makes valuable genealogical records searcha...


  • Watch the Freedmen’s Bureau Project Celebration Broadcast

    Dec 2

    The Freedmen's Bureau Project is helping African Americans reconnect with their Civil War–era ancestors. The Freedmen's Bureau Project Celebration will be a live event that you can watch on December 6, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., EST. The Freedmen's Bureau Project was created as a set of partnerships between FamilySearch International and the Nationa...


  • What’s New at FamilySearch – October 2016

    Nov 10

    FamilySearch often adds new things to their vast resources. They also make changes to improve features that are already offered. Every month, they put together a blog post with information about what's new at FamilySearch. In October of 2016, FamilySearch made improvements to its Help Center. The new Get Help menu now contains 6 options ins...


  • Share 52 Stories from your Personal History

    Oct 19

    Have you ever wanted to write your life story? The goal can be intimidating, especially for family historians who aren't writers. One way to accomplish a difficult task is to break it up into smaller pieces. FamilySearch has a plan that can help you do that. They call it #52Stories. #52Stories is a project created by FamilySearch. It provid...


  • FamilySearch Added 141 Million New Hints

    Oct 13

    FamilySearch has made it a little bit easier for people to find information about their ancestors. They have added 141 million new ancestor hints to their FamilySearch Family Tree. FamilySearch will let you know when it thinks it has found a record that could be about your ancestor. How does hinting work? FamilySearch has built a cloud of dat...


  • New Databases on

    Sep 27

    It is useful to keep up with the newest databases available with site. Here are four that could prove very useful in your research. On each that you search you can click on the 'details' icon or go directly to the scanned image, showed with a 'camera' icon.  Click on each bolded topic to call up the database. Pensions filed by Co...


  • Family History Library Webinars – September 2016

    Sep 6

    The Family History Library is offering a free European Family History Conference. It is a never before offered, week-long conference that is focused exclusively on European Research. People can attend the conference in-person or by way of webinar. Those who wish to participate must register. If you want to participate in person, you need to r...


  • What’s New on FamilySearch – August 2016

    Sep 3

    FamilySearch is frequently adding new things, and making changes to, what they offer to genealogists and family historians. The best way to keep up with what's new is to read the FamilySearch blog. At the end of every month, there is a list of things that are new on FamilySearch. You might find something that you weren't aware of and that you are e...


  • FamilySearch Indexing Event Surpassed Goal

    Aug 24

    In July of 2016, FamilySearch held a Worldwide Indexing Event. Thousands of volunteers participated in the three day indexing event. When all was said and done, FamilySearch discovered that they had surpassed their goal! FamilySearch's 2016 Worldwide Indexing Event was an opportunity for volunteers to learn how to do indexing. It is a skill t...


  • FamilySearch Adds More Compatible Partners

    Aug 15

    Every so often, FamilySearch finds partners that can add beneficial things that will help FamilySearch users to research, add to their family tree, and share their family history knowledge with the rest of their family. In July of 2016, FamilySearch announced two new partners. FamilySearch announced that two new products and services are now co...