Have you heard the term “screenshot” lately? It is one of the greatest things since—you name it. A screenshot is a digital image of what your screen looks like at any given moment, just as if you had taken a picture of it with a digital camera. The ability to take a screenshot has been around for quite a while (30+ years), and it is a great thing for helping solve problems for someone who isn’t in the same room with you. You can send the image by email to a support person who can then tell you what you need to do to fix your problem. You can also use a screenshot (or several of them) to . . .
by Ryan Morgenegg, Church News staff writer
Nowhere is technology more important and prevalent than in the current deluge of family history and genealogy work going on inside and outside of the Church. According to FamilySearch, it took 80 years for volunteers to index the first billion records completed around 2006. In six short years volunteers have completed the second billion. Why? Advances in technology have blown the doors off of the roadblocks that used to hinder rapid and accurate indexing. What’s interesting is that the industry is just getting started.
FamilySearch is working with a variety of companies to offer FamilySearch users a wide range of support and help in meeting their family history goals. Click on "Read More" below to see the list of sofware products that work with FamilySearch.
Ancestry.com is one of the most popular Family History websites along with FamilySearch at our FSL. We are fortunate to have free access to Ancestry.com on each of our 118 new computers. This week (Thursday 28 at 6:30) we are offering a class to learn how to use this great program. Ancestry.com is known for their surprise gifts of family information, plus access to vital records, newspapers, and and much more. Learning how to use it, is worth every minute.
On Friday, March 22, from 1:30 pm – 3:30 P.M., Max Turpin will teach how to use the Find a Grave website to locate the places where ancestors are buried. Class members will learn what is on the Find A Grave website, how to search cemeteries and their records to find ancestors, how to find names of cemeteries in an area, how to add information on Find A Grave, how to request photos of your ancestors' graves, & much more.
How are you doing with Family Tree? If you are not yet totally comfortable with it and have not learned how to add, change, correct, merge, reserve ordinances or include sources, come to one or both of our classes. We offer two Family Tree Classes: Family Tree Overview and Family Tree Elements. They are both among our most popular classes, but how do they differ? Check the "Calendar" and/or the Currant Class List for dates.
March 5, 2013 - From FamilySearch/Blog
Much has been written about Family Tree, the first of several site enhancements for FamilySearch, and the replacement for new.familysearch.org. We’re happy to report that Family Tree is now live on FamilySearch.org and is available to all users. This opens up the contribution, collaboration, editing, and sourcing tools of Family Tree to researchers—including potential family members— around the world.
The FamilySearch Wiki is a powerful genealogy research tool that not only saves time, but provides specific places to search and the links to get there. It also offers specific information on how to . . .
Where do I start? If this is the question you ask when you think about family history and genealogy, then attending the new Getting Started track at RootsTech 2013 is a great solution! With over 30 classes and workshops especially designed for those who are just beginning, you will learn how and where to begin your family history. Cost $19 - 39. (To understand these prices you must click on "Read More" for the links.)