Special Event Coming, March 14th ! "Turn Your Heart to Your Native Land"
Darlene Oldenwalder - DNA Researcher
Our Keynote Speaker - Darlene Oldenwalder has been studying and conducting genealogical research for more than 20 years. In addition to being a popular presenter at genealogy conferences throughout the United States, she has been the DNA Project Coordinator for Ancestry .com DNA and before that a Genetic Genealogist for Relative Genetics. She loves to teach and often share her knowledge through webinars and genealogy pod-casts.
Darlene encourages the use of DNA because "as more and more people are tested and these databases grow, people are truly making connections" . . .
from Steve Anderson of FamilySearch If you have ancestors who lived in 20th century Ohio, visiting the Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 record collection should be one of the first collections you search. This record collection is # 7 in our list of the top 10 most searched record collections on FamilySearch.org. It’s an invaluable source of vital information for anyone who died in Ohio between 1908 and 1953.
The Ohio Death records, 1908-1953 found at Familysearch.org provides a wealth of genealogical information. Free name indexes and images are available on the Family Search Historical Records page. Records include information such as:
FamilySearch.org, the family history brand of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, today announced that Church members can now receive free personal affiliate level subscriptions to -AmericanAncestors.org, the premier research website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Personal access to this service is provided at no cost for Latter-day Saints as part of an agreement between FamilySearch and AmericanAncestors.org, and includes all the tools, features, and affiliate level resources of the site. To sign up for a free subscription, Latter-day Saint patrons can visit familysearch.org/partneraccess.
The Bible: It Just Might Save Your Life – Literally
By Guest Blogger from FamilySearch: The Word of God has been known to save the lives of many on a daily basis. And then there is John Brotherton, 1729-1809 (MD4H-4T5). The Bible saved his life – literally. In the mid-1700s, Brotherton was in fierce hand-to-hand combat when a bayonet pierced through his belt, several layers of clothing, and 52 pages of his pocket Bible. That Bible slowed down the bayonet and saved his life.
According to Brotherton’s obituary in the Hampshire Gazette, when he left "his native . . .
Help in finding Irish Ancestors from 1821-1851 For the first time, records concerning more than 600,000 people in the 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851 census have been digitally imaged, transcribed and published online. This is a free resource, available to all, a landmark breakthrough for Irish family history!
Last week I was looking though FamilySearch for new things to add to our Blog. When I cam across a FS App
I didn't know there were so many. When I took a chance and clicked on "All Categories," I discovered there were far more APPs available than I had ever seen before in a FamilySearch add. some new options that have became helpful favorites for me. Take some time, and look overthem each for yourself. . .
Posted by Ancestry.com on November 18, 2014 in Guest Bloggers, Research This is a guest post by Betty Kreisel Shubert. Shortly after I began writing my now award winning book, Out-of-Style: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved, I met the late Caroline Rober, past president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Caroline sent me a family picture to decipher for her. It showed two women wearing tailor-made suits with gently shaped jackets, ankle-length, A-line skirts and large brimmed hats. From these style clues I concluded the photo was taken between 1912 and 1914. . .
By Courtney Connolly of FamilySearch As I stood at the Albert Boat Docks in Liverpool, England, on vacation from the United States, my thoughts turned to my ancestors who left their beautiful homeland, family, friends, and all they had ever known to go to America. I could picture my family walking along the dock, hand-in-hand, with excitement and apprehension in the salty air. I walked through the tall stone archway that all the emigrants were required to go through to get to their ship. I was literally walking where my ancestors had walked 150 years ago! My heart was full of gratitude and love for my ancestors.
That morning I decided to look for my family members who were from Liverpool, England, before. . .
By using Ancestry.com, a woman solved a family history mystery that had eluded her family for decades.
By Regina Orchard, Church News contributor 27 Oct 2014
Recently, we had a Relief Society lesson on the use of modern technology to do our family history research. Our teacher commented several times that “we have ancestors in the spirit world waiting to have their temple work done for them.” The statement brought to mind a recent experience I had. I’ve been receiving, almost on a weekly basis, emails from Ancestry.com. On one such email I noticed an offer to search out German military records. . .
John Adams, the nation’s 2nd president, and Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president, were a large presence in one another’s life – a connection that continued to the day they both died: 4 July 1826, the 50th anniversary of the young country they were instrumental in creating and leading.
John Adams (1735-1826) and Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), were friends and companions as they fought for independence from the British government. Although Jefferson was ultimately the author of the Declaration of Independence, Adams was initially favored to draft it and was on the writing committee – from which position he convinced the other members that Jefferson was the right man for the job. After the Declaration was written, Adams was perhaps the loudest and most assertive of its supporters and was hailed as a champion to the cause – which only increased the goodwill between the two men. . .
You've Mastered Census and Basic Searches - What's Next?
In a Thursday afternoon session of RootsTech 2015, titled You’ve Mastered the Census and Basic Searches- What Next?, Karen Auman, PhD and Brigham Young University professor, outlined a process for genealogists and family historians to move beyond basic searches and census records when seeking their family history and relatives. The key, according to Auman, is focusing your discovery efforts through the 4 steps of directed research.