Hello Cousins All Around The World!!
Go to the Global Family Reunion!
Hello Cousins All Around The World!!
What a great way to introduce yourself to family history:
Go to the Global Family Reunion!
A fun-filled family friendly event was held Saturday at the St. George Family Search Library. This event piqued the interest in family history of grandkids and grandparents, as well as the general public visitors who attended. The casual atmosphere, . . .
Share this Message to Your Spanish Speaking Friends
The St. George Family Search Library is developing one-on-one assistance in FamilySarch for those who speak Spanish and need help in doing their family history. The flyer on the left is being distributed throughout the community. Help us spread the word with your Spanish speaking friends.
Get Help in Spanish
Every Tuesday, Wednesday
from 5:00 - 9:00 pm
and on the
1st and 2nd Thursdays
from 5:00-9:00 pm
Temple cards can be printed
at this location
162 N. 400 E. Building B, 2nd Floor
There is a family room with
toys and videos available for
The St. George FamilySearch is looking for Spanish speakers who are willing to help our Spanish speaking patrons who would like to do their family history but who need help. We are looking for people who can help on one or more 4 hour days or evenings mentioned above or more. Please call and leave your contact information. You will be contacted and given more information. Call 435-673-4591. Tell the person who answers why you are calling. Leave your full name and your clear contact information. In return a member of our Staff will contact you. Thank you.
Which of the June Holidays Will You Celebrate?
by Blog Editor
Each month has its own unique holiday; some have more than one. We are a nation of celebrations.
As I was searching for June holidays, I realized that every holiday, one way or another, has its connections to Family History. In June, for example, we celebrate Flag Day and Father’s Day. Two well-known holidays with documented records that can help families with their research into the past. There is another holiday in June that is significant to a large segment of our great nation. It is Juneteenth. . .
Father’s Day is coming soon, and we have a perfect gift idea that will probably cost nothing, will take only a little of your time, and will probably have a long lasting value. Here it is!
Read through the lists below. Choose one or more of the phrases below, and then write a paragraph or two completing suggestions of your choice.
If you choose to write about someone who is no longer alive, you can put together pieces of their life by their time period and from relatives and family history. Recently I learned some facts about my great grandmother that completely changed my impression about her. I wrote it in about an hour and posted it in this blog a few weeks ago, but I also . . .
During the month of June, the Salt Lake Family History Library will be hosting a number of free online webinars. These webinars are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach important family history techniques.
Instructions for attending the webinars can be viewed by going to FamilySearch.org. Click the Search link. Select Wiki. Type Family History Library in the search field and click the top entry (Family History Library). Click link 2.2 (Live Online Classes) for details. Scroll to find the desired date and webinar then click on the link to get information about attending the webinar online.
Why Did Your Ancestor Come To America?
Posted by Ancestry Team on May 28, 2015 in Ancestry.com Site
By Ceil Wendt Jensen, CG
Ever wonder why your ancestors left the comforts of home to come to America? Maybe they were recruited. That’s what I discovered about mine. But finding out more about the recruiter and recruiting process was a journey in itself. . .
Posted by Jessica Murray in Ancestry.com.
Savvy family historians know that an ancestor’s first name may not always appear consistently the same way in records. Nicknames, diminutive names, or even middle names may have been used in the documents we use in our family history. These alternate names can cause us to mistake an already documented ancestor for a new individual, perhaps leading us down a long path of unnecessary research.
We’ve launched a short blog series dedicated to sharing some of the common and even a few uncommon nicknames that you might see throughout your research.
Last week’s post covered common nicknames for people whose first name starts with letters A-C and today we share D-F, enjoy!
AT&T employee uncovers lost pictures more than a century old in Borger, Texas.
What started as a routing AT&T apartment installation in Forth Worth turned into a hunt to return a lost family treasure.
During the installation, AT&T employee Scott Martin discovered a scrapbook with hundreds of old pictures of a Borger family, some dating back to the 1890's. With a little research, he and his supervisor, Pam Ballew, were able to track down a relative still living in Borger today.
After years of sitting in an apartment complex boiler room, the scrapbook finally . . .
From MyHeritage/Blog June 2015
Wouldn't it be great to get your far-flung family together and meet them in person? E-mail and Skype only go so far.
Some families plan reunions every year or two, while some have been meeting annually for decades. Others have never organized a formal get-together.
(We realize that it is probably beyond possible to plan one for this year, but it takes time to effectively put one together. Now is the time to begin planning for next year. Having a "Map" that offers helpful suggestions along with the methods to plan and organize is essential. MyHeritage is offering a 12 step method to follow. Read on to see their plan.)
12 Steps to Creating the Perfect Family Reunion
Adding Multiple Pictures in "Memories" Just Became Easier
When you add photos from a person’s Memories page, Family Tree automatically adds a tag to the photo. You usually have to adjust the position and size of the tag, and you may want to add a description or add tags to other people in the photo. That’s easy if you add one photo at a time.
Many users prefer to upload several photos for a person and then adjust or add the tags. You had to go to the person’s Memories page, open one photo, adjust or add the tags, and then . . .
Coming Soon - More Color and Icon Changes
FamilySearch announced that they will be making more changes to the colors and icons
in the Descendancy View in the next month.
Changes will include:
“Record Hints” will be changed to a bright orange with an image that looks like a record.
“Research Suggestions” will change to an image that looks like a sign post.
Here is an example of the new icons and colors in the Descendancy view.
Fold3: Your First Source for Military Records
By Hadley Duncan Howard for FamilySearch
If you’re searching for information about a relative who served in the United States armed forces, Fold3 is the place for you to begin. This site, owned by Ancestry.com, provides convenient access to military records ̶ including stories, photos, and personal documents ̶of men and women who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. . .
Click on "Read More" below for more information. . .
View Steps to Share Your Reserved, Uncompleted Ordiances
March 10, 2015 by Debra Woods
I accepted Elder Andersen’s challenge at RootsTech 2015 – to prepare as many names for temple work as ordinances I planned to do. Last week I wanted to take a family file to the temple, but I was all out of cards with uncompleted ordinances. So I spent most of the day hunting around for new names to add to my tree that might need temple work performed
I saw the temple icon with the green arrow on my family tree for a set of third great grandparents, indicating someone needed temple work done and so I poked around. . .
May 20, 2015 By Matt Wright
One of the best ways to honor your ancestors is to visit their graves. Standing amid the headstones, you can often get a sense for the area in which they lived and the legacy they have left for you. A new page on FamilySearch.org makes it much easier for you to discover and celebrate the stories of your ancestors’ lives as you visit the cemeteries where they were laid to rest.
How It Works .
Visit the special FamilySearch memorial page, and sign in using your FamilySearch account. . .