• 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...


  • Family History Library Offers Weeklong Seminar

    Aug 1

    Genealogists have a unique opportunity to participate in a weeklong United States seminar at the Family History Library's research center. Those who are interested, and have some free time this month, should register for the seminar as soon as possible. Space is limited. The Family History Library is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. There are...


  • What Can You Learn from Grandma’s Pie App?

    Jul 28

    Based on the name alone, you might think that the Grandma's Pie app was focused on family recipes. Instead, the app provides you with pie charts that are based on data from your genealogy research. It gives you an easy way compare the percentage of your heritage from various countries. Grandma's Pie is an app that was developed by Brigham Youn...


  • FamilySearch and DPLA Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Books

    Jul 8

    FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, has signed an agreement with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Together, they will expand access to the growing free digital historical book collection at to DPLA's broad audiences of users (which include genealogists, family historians, and others). DPLA...


  • FamilySearch is Having a Worldwide Indexing Event

    Jul 4

    FamilySearch is the sponsor of the Worldwide Indexing Event of 2016. They are seeking volunteers who want to help out. You are invited to participate. You can help if you have indexed before or if you are brand new to indexing. FamilySearch describes indexing as: “the process of entering information from the world's digitally scanned histo...