The St. George FamilySearch Library welcomes Elder Michael Mickelson and Sister Janice Mickelson as the new Directors of the St. George Library.
Why Should You Take Our Exciting Descendancy Research Class this Friday?
1. You think all of your family genealogy is complete.
2. You would like to find many more family names to take to the temple.
3. You feel a strong yearning to look deeper for more of your family members.
4. You feel that there are more names that you have missed, but you do not know how to find them.
5. You would like a more complete and effective way to do Descendancy research than the ways you have tried.
Our Descendancy class is this Friday, August 22 at
Hancock County Commissioner Steven Hill was supposed to be in court Monday morning, August 11, but, "There was nowhere to go," he said.
The Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta burned to the ground early that morning. . .
From an article by David Rencher --Chief Genealogical Officer of FamilySearch.
When I first got access to FamilySearch, I went in and started cleaning up the riff raff. The more ancestry you have in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the more garbage you will find. For five generations Mormon genealogies were hand copied (or typed) with mistakes (and typos) from parent to child among an ever widening fan of cousins.
Reconciling the many different versions is herculean, but to guarantee it would be done wrong, FamilySearch produced the Ancestral File using error-prone machine combinations of patron submissions. Then they provided GEDCOM download and PAF’s hideous merge feature. Lest all this hard-earned garbage die too quickly, FamilySearch preloaded it into the tree and dared participants to clean it up. . .
Posted in Lagacy News by: Deanne Hanzl Malloy
I was always interested in the birth and growth of our nation (the United States). As a young person I continually had questions about where I came from, which of my ancestors traveled west in a covered wagon, and which ones were in the wars. As an adult I began researching my family history in earnest. The research was difficult at some points but with the invention of the internet and digitized records I have been able to gather hundreds of documents related to my family history. . .
Preserve Your Photos and Family Memories
Research Methods - Good for Latin America and Elseware
Research methods for finding ancestors in Latin America vary only slightly from tried and true practices used in English speaking countries. One variation is the record types used to identify ancestors. In a previous post we discussed the most common record types used in Latin America so now the question is what methods are best for using these record types to learn more about my ancestors? Below are the three best tips I know. . .
Start Getting Ready For Your Next Family Reunion
by Sunny (more info below)
A couple weeks ago, I helped host 47 people at my family reunion here in Cleveland, Ohio. Local relatives made up about half the group: the rest flew and drove in from Arkansas, Nevada and Washington state. We spent 4 days splashing in Lake Erie, driving through the countryside, visiting an Amish-run cheese house and local historic sites, kayaking, hiking in the woods, wading in the sparkling shallows of the Cuyahoga River, and visiting, eating, and visiting some more (and then eating some more). The fundraising auction in my backyard raised such an ruckus that neighbors at the other end of the block asked what in the WORLD was going on at our house that night.
Getting the Most From Ancestry.com
Ancestry Insider's Review - August 7, 2014
Michelle Ercanbrack addressed the topic, “Getting the Most From Ancestry.com” at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy. Ercanbrack presented three major areas of the Ancestry.com website: trees, search, and DNA. Ancestry.com makes it easy to start a search from your tree. From the tree view, hover over a person and click Search Records (below, right). From the profile page, click on Search Records (below, left). . .
FamilySearch revealed the new version of working in the FamilySearch Cataloge when the old version is retired in early September. Click on "Read More" to see the new version.
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An all new Family History Training. Two days of classes that will help you get started with your family history or get you up to date with the latest changes and show you more effective ways of continuing your research. Our 'show then do' method will help you learn one step at a time, then get your hands on the computer and do it yourself. . .