Friday, September 29, 2017

Bridging Generations

“Bridging Generations”, the 2017 Family History Conference, sponsored by the Mesa FamilySearch Library.

The conference will be held at the Tempe Institute of Religion on the ASU Campus, 1000 South McAllister Avenue, in Tempe, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

Register at mesafsl.org.

The keynote speaker this year will be Lisa McBride of FamilySearch who works with area family history centers and serves on the FamilySearch Wiki Governance Council. Lisa is an Accredited Genealogist® in Mid-South US Research, with an emphasis on Tennessee ancestors. Her experience includes military research in Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War records, with a specialty in Confederate records. 

There will be over 50 class choices, for the beginner to advanced genealogist.

Both the conference and parking are free. When you register you will be given the opportunity to purchase lunch from Jason's Deli. 



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 25, 2017

Over 1 million free images of South African historical records. Another great reason to start indexing.
Check out these free records by clicking the links below or going to FamilySearch.org.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
95,249
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
18,145
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
241,846
1,600
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
926,569
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
9,738
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
337,523
Added images to an existing collection
66,115
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
128
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
314,208
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
163,145
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
27,727
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
155,877
1,167,010
New indexed records and images collection

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

RootsTech 2018 Registration Open

It is never too early to register for a great event. Registration for the 2018 RootsTech opened today. Check it out here

#rootstech

Monday, September 18, 2017

Arizona Chapter Association for Gravestone Studies

Pioneers' Cemetery Association Grave Marker Preservation Project, an AGS member association, needs able-bodied volunteers for work in the Pioneer Military and Memorial Park cemetery. Save the dates and get on the list for more info.


Contact Cinde Lee, Chairperson for more information, or their Facebook page here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

LeVar Burton's Powerful RootsTech 2017 Keynote Address

If you missed LeVar Burton's powerful keynote at the 2017 RootsTech, it is now available. Listen as he shares powerful thoughts on equality, race, history, and self-perception.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 12, 2017

Over 21 million new indexed records this week, plus 2.5 million images!  Records from Denmark (including the 1860-1906 census records), England, French Polynesia, and more.

Check these free records out by clicking the links below or going to FamilySearch.org.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
262,608
262,608
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
1,752,392
63,251
New indexed records and images collection
1,760,360
145,352
New indexed records and images collection
1,952,203
201,743
New indexed records and images collection
2,138,072
264,973
New indexed records and images collection
2,328,066
1,153,599
New indexed records and images collection
2,525,146
391,264
New indexed records and images collection
4,371
44,372
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
4,853
9,903
New indexed records and images collection
15,127
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
7,595,471
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
60,015
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
137,335
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
29,115
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
92,507
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
5,350
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
3,821
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
4,054
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
29,538
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
96,910
2,106
New indexed records and images collection
281,584
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of August 28, 2017

Millions of new records are now available from the Netherlands, Kansas, Sweden, and Washington. In addition, records from Argentina, Italy, Louisiana, Paraguay, and South Africa, were also added. You can find these records at  Search these new free records at FamilySearch by clicking on the links below.

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
19,458
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
42,282
43,028
New indexed records and images collection
31,093
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
24,454
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,364,060
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,453
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,604,696
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
4,752
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
62,764
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
29,552
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
1,045,732
87,177
New indexed records and images collection
1,236,872
0
New indexed records collection
1,994,537
0
New indexed records collection