by Steve Anderson of FamilySearch
Photographs and stories are the seeds from
which our family histories grow. Family historians and genealogists love them because they add
so much to the bare bones of dates and place
I began developing an interest in family history research when I was 17. I had little to start with,
so for the next few years, I wrote some letters and made phone calls. Little by little, I began building my tree. With time, there were lots of names and dates,
but . . .
Posted by Ancestry Anne in Ancestry.com Blog
So you find a record. It could be through a hint or a search or something is sent to you in the mail. You attach it to your tree. Are you done? No, of course not! (This would be a very short post if you were done.)
So what do you do before you move onto the next
record? . . .
Elda S. Hales of the Bloomington, Indiana, 1st Ward was reading the September 30, 1984, issue of the Church News when she saw an article, written by Calvin N. Smith, titled “Visit to Nauvoo Cemetery.” Having read much about Nauvoo and having visited there, she decided not to read this article, even though she usually read the Church News from cover to cover.
Sister Hales had laid the paper down, feeling no desire to read the article, when . . .
by Matt Wright of FamilySearch
We have been working on a couple of key site enhancements that will improve your ability to find the FamilySearch.org tools and resources you use most.
When the enhanced FamilySearch.org site was launched in April, we included . . .
by Lynne C. VanWagenen of familySearch
Recently, we have announced that new.familysearch.org will become a read-only website by next month. Once this change takes place, each time you log onto new.familysearch.org you will be guided to a new landing page. From here, you can either proceed to new.familysearch.org or you can go to Family Tree.
Below is an example of what this new landing page will look like. . .
Have You Considered The Possibilities?
by Lisa McBride of FamilySearch
Did you know there is an official National Day of Listening? It is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s a day when Americans are encouraged to spend time talking with their families and recording their stories. Certainly, it doesn’t have to be an American day. Anywhere you live and anytime you get together with your family it is an. . .
Submitted by Kathryn Stephens Primm
One year, our family went to Tennessee to visit family and also gather as much information as possible on a couple named Abraham and Judith Primm, who were rumored to be buried in Rockvale, Tennessee. My husband’s aunt knew where Rockvale was but he was not aware of any cemetery in that town. We all . . .