"Class Info" above (organized by category).
Groups & the Story Booth require previous scheduling.
Click the "Groups/Story Booth" tab above on the right.
Spotlighting Some of our Classes Being Taught This Week.
Following are discriptions of some of the classes on the calendar for this week. To check out all of the classes offered at the St. George FamilySearch Library, click on the "Class Info" tab at the very top of the page. Click "ReadMore" below to see some of this week's class descriptions.
Upload Documents from Your Family Tree in the New Memories Gallery
December 18, 2015 By Greg McMurdie
A property deed, weathered and worn, awards 160 acres to a family ancestor following the Homestead Act – the first official documentation for land that remains in the family today.
The ornate text on a certificate from war time explains that a medal is being awarded to the man listed, he having shown great valor in making the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
A college diploma, the first earned by a female from the family. The document is handled gingerly by a young woman in the present day, inspiration welling within her to achieve pioneering feats of her own.
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Valentines Day - First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage
Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on January 26, 2016 Ancestry.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, which got me thinking about love and marriage and genealogy.
Marriage records are critical in tracking our ancestors – especially our female ancestors. But all states are different in when they started recording them and what they recorded.
When did my state start recording?
The best answer for this is on the Ancestry Wiki. In the search box, type in . . .
U.S. Census Record Secrets Revealed!
February 5, 2016 By Debra Woods
Juliana Szucs, veteran writer and trainer for Ancestry.com started her genealogical career at a young age by helping her mom index census records from microfilm on a reader in the family basement – 25¢ for each family name recorded AND sourced.
How times have changed! Now with a click of a computer we get all these records attached to our family tree in seconds, work that took many long difficult hours now can be accomplished in minutes.
The problem is – it is too easy to just attach a source to a person without looking at it and discovering and connecting with all the hidden treasures found in these marvelous census records. You can find a whole treasure trove of valuable information from census records. . .
February 1, 2016 By Guest Blogger
Today, there are literally hundreds of family history apps to help you do your family history research and detail the life of an ancestor. With so many apps available for free or for just a few bucks, it’s important to know which ones give you the best bang for your buck. Below is a review of the newest and most popular family history apps on the market with a brief description of their unique features:
Family Tree by FamilySearch
This free app for the iPhone and iPad provides
February 4, 2016 By Steve Anderson
We all have stories to tell; family stories as well as individual stories. According to Bruce Feiler, Thursday morning’s keynote address speaker, these stories have enor-mous value. They are so powerful in how they teach. He stressed how our own stories are so important to our families and need to be remembered and even more importantly, shared.
Feiler shared with us how he began developing a love of storytelling, starting when he wrote home to his grandmother when he was traveling abroad and learning that she xeroxed his letters and shared them with many . . .
Michael Leavitt and Doris Kearns Goodwin Encourage Us to Tell Our Stories
February 6, 2016 By Diane Sagers
Family stories are the flame that lights up the world, said Michael O. Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, former three times Governor of Utah, and cabinet member for George Bush serving as chairman of Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Doris Kearns Goodwin American storyteller and author of six critically acclaimed best-selling books and Pulitzer Prize, echoed Leavitt’s sentiment that our families’ legacies will live on through the stories we share with our families. . .