Marlene and I have five grown children. Each month we have Family Home Evening where a designated family is in charge of the evening. The month of July was our turn, and we pondered on what we could share that would provide an interesting lesson for our children and grandchildren. After much thought and prayer, we decided . . .
For those searching for names in England, this interactive, searchable map from FamilySearch opens up to your choice of parishes, counties, registration districts, courts, etc. with a "What would you like to do?" followed by choices such as "List all parishes,"or "List all counties contiguous to _____" and much more. Gain more detail with the zoom or see a satellite view. Reset the map, move the map in different directions and get detailed "How to search" tips . . .
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To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics, FamilySearch released a new online guide in the FamilySearch Research Wiki to trace London ancestors. (Click "Read More")
Path To Discovery-- Mormon Pioneer Ancestors-Names, Dates, Wagon Train/Hand Cart Companies, Histories, etc.
FamilySearch offers direct connections to Pioneer sources, names, histories, etc. and...
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There is a myth that if your ancestors come from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Russia, Poland, Galicia, or other countries from that region of the “old country,” you are out of luck. Not so fast!...
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This is a great online tool! It is not fancy, but you will want to bookmark it. Mollie Lynch of Clarkston, Michigan, is a retired librarian who decided to assist people wishing to find genealogy books. She knew that thousands of American biographies, genealogies and history books have been digitized and made available on the Internet, usually free of charge. However, there was no single resource of "what is available and where." Mollie decided to create that resource. (Click "Read More")
Findmypast recently announced the addition of New Welsh parish records. (click "Read More")
Fold3 is one of the exceptional "Premium Websites" described in the "Resources" tab above the home page picture. Discover the wealth of information offered on Fold3 by “Reporting” to the Fold3 Training Center. You’ll be glad you did! (Click "Read More")
Some of the more than 125,000 well trained and efficient “indexing soldiers” are concerned that the completion of the indexing of the 1940 census will be the end of their journey. Not so. This is a “warm up” and ...
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More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S. representing 16 languages. More indexers with non-English language expertise are needed to help make these records searchable online. (Click "Read More" below)
If you have family lines that lead into Mexican, we have some exciting news to share. The Mexico historical records collection is now available!
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The National Library of Scotland has announced the availability of their 700 digitized Post Office Directories which span from 1773 to 1911. These directories are comparable to “city directories” of other countries. (click on "read more")
On July 2, FamilySearch indexers and arbitrators from around the world joined together for 24 hours in what became a mind-boggling event in so many ways. Who could have guessed that we... (click "read more")
Amazing! We passed the 5 million records goal in less than 16 hours and just kept going! Thank you to the 46,091 indexers and arbitrators who participated in this historic event. Click "read more" below to learn how to get your trophy.
If all your family history work has been done, but you want to find more family names, come to our Descendancy Class.
For generations family lines have been searched until one might say, it is all done. Our new version of the "Descendancy" class offers an effective, organized system to find many descendants who have most likely been overlooked.
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