Thursday, December 18, 2014

Find A Grave App for Android Released

Just in time for Christmas, Ancestry has released version 1.0 of their Find A Grave App for Android.

Now Android users can easily search for cemeteries on a map or by name, find deceased relatives, create new memorials, add photos, and update GPS points. They will  also be able to edit their own bio and preferences, see and add to their virtual cemeteries, and find and fulfill photo requests from across the community.  

I have not done a side-by-side comparison with the iOS version since the Beta first came out, but it looks good.

Check out the release for more information or go to the Google Play Store to check it out.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mesa Family Search Library Reopening Delayed

Notice received from the Mesa FSL this morning:

A construction problem at the Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library will delay our scheduled January 5, 2015 reopening date.  The reopening date could be as late as the 3rd week of January.  As soon as we receive the new firm date, everyone will be notified.
Any patron films affected during this time will be adjusted so that all will receive the full 90-day rental.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lisa Alzo and the Family History Society of Arizona

Set aside Friday evening, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, for the 2015 Annual meeting of the Family History Society of Arizona.

This year, Lisa Alzo, will be our guest speaker. She will also host a Friday evening presentation at the Granite Reef Senior Center in Scottsdale.

The Saturday event will be held at the Fountain Hills Community Center from 9am until 2pm.

Additional information will be available soon. Check back here, or check out the FHSA website at

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Web based Indexing Program Delayed

The FamilySearch Indexing Newsletter announced today:

"As we reviewed the feedback and prioritized the suggestions we received, it became clear that further improvements were needed. Based on this information, we have decided to delay the release of the new program to ensure it provides the best experience possible for you, our wonderful volunteers."

This is too bad, but not surprising. The new system was nice but not ready for prime time.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Legacy Family Tree

If you are keeping count, there was another update today, replacing the one from a couple of days ago. So, if you have not checked, you will want to update version .459, it corrects a problem with the last update.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Legacy Family Tree Meeting

The East Valley Chapter of the Family History Society of Arizona (FHSA) sponsors a monthly Legacy Family Tree User Group every month. Our next meeting will be this Thursday (Oct 9th), at 6pm. The meeting will be held at the LDS chapel at 1415 E. Southern Ave, enter through the southwest doors. 

We will be discussing reports and sourcing as well as providing assistance to those that need it.

So bring your laptop and spend some time getting better acquainted with Legacy.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free Access to FamilySearch Partners

As most have heard, members of The Church of Latter-day Saints now have free access to, find my past, and MyHeritage. While plenty of  people have posted about this, I still get a lot of people wondering how they can get access.

First, you will need an account, which if you do not already have, you can create by clicking here:

Once you have that account setup, click on the link below:

This is now available to all members as well as youth ages 13-17, at no cost.  Additional information can be found on the FamilySearch Blog