Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of February 13, 2017

Another 15+ million indexed records and 2+ million browsable images added this week from 13 countries. 

See the full list of new, free collections this week at FamilySearch

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
61,602
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
273,551
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,598,094
116,274
New indexed records and images collection
211,390
0
New indexed records collection
182,479
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
54,266
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
47,665
3,485
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
0
2,011,878
Added images to an existing collection
33,214
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
71,620
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
746
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
41,377
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
728,435
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
68,551
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
1,313
Added images to an existing collection
1,795,894
237,537
New indexed records and images collection
0
12,462
New browsable image collection.
74,174
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
194,888
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
392
Added images to an existing collection
19,345
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,397,703
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
449,089
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
3,422
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
27,451
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
770,164
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
557,105
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
487,520
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rootstech 2017 Streaming Schedule Released

Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the massive family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 8-11, 2017, announced its free live online streaming schedule for 17 of its popular sessions including Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers, Star Trek's Levar BurtonThe Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and the Genetic Genealogist, CeCe Moore, Liz Wiseman, and Steve Rockwood.. The live broadcasts online give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sampling of the show's marquee content. Interested viewers will be able to watch the select broadcasts live at RootsTech.org.  

"RootsTech 2017 offers over 200 sessions for those fortunate to attend in-person," said Chad Schumacher, RootsTech marketing manager. "However, the select sessions we will live stream for free will expand the show's reach significantly, giving many, many more the opportunity to participate remotely online in this world class conference." In 2016, over 150,000 viewers watched the conference sessions streamed live online. Even more are expected in 2017.  

The streamed sessions will include the popular general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations appealing to varied interests. 

RootsTech Streaming Schedule  

Watch at RootsTech.org. No registration is required to view the live streams. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).


Monday, December 26, 2016

FREE Family History Classes



Come join us on Saturday, January 14th, at the Mesa Inter-Stake Center, 830 E. 2nd Ave., for a day of fun and learning. 

We have a great line up of classes, including:

Joyce Reese McCollum: Researching African Americans
Dr. Duane Roen: Workshop: Writing Stories About Family & Making the Story Come to Life. 
Kim Miller: Getting Started: My First Introduction to doing Family History
Dr. Melanie Sturgeon: Tips & Hints from a Professional Archivist
Michelle Goodrum: Ancestry DNA: Tools, Tips & Tricks for Analyzing DNA Results
Dr. Robert Massey: Finding Ancestors that Participated in the Civil War (1861-1865)
Kathy Oliveros: La importancia de dedicar tiempo a tus antepasados
Wallace Haws: Ancestry.com for Beginners

Plus many more, see the full schedule here.

There will be Family History displays and the Mesa FamilySearch Library missionaries will be on-hand to assist you with your online research. Youth and young children activities offered throughout the day.

All classes are free and there is no registration required.

Keynote begins at 9am, with Charles Shults, speaking on The Stories That Bind Us.

Classes begin at 10am and go through 3pm.

More information at www.familyhistorydiscovery.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

Free Geoff Webinar - Learn Legacy

If you are a Legacy user this will be a great webinar. The live Geoff presentations are not only educational but very entertaining. Two great things for the price of one and it is FREE!

Tuesday, December 13, 2017, 2pm EST. 

Watch-Geoff-Live-announcement


In this webinar, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do with a city directory as he adds the information to his real, personal Legacy family file. This class will be presented live and unscripted, giving attendees a first-hand look at how a professional genealogist analyzes and records information from a city directory found at Ancestry.com. You will get the insider’s perspective of using the Source Clipboard, custom events, AKAs, the To Do List, timelines, and much more.

REGISTRATION IS FREE but limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day.



New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of December 12, 2016

Another 4+ million records and 200,000+ images on FamilySearch. 

There are major additions to the Ireland records as well as the Find A Grave index. 

See and search the full list of new, free collections this week at FamilySearch.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
31,732
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
34,105
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
29,383
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,781,373
183,144
New indexed records and images collection
1,044
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,145,457
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
127,712
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
105,227
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
614
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
885
Added images to an existing collection
102,085
30,274
New indexed records and images collection