Thursday, February 21, 2019

Experience RootsTech at Home


Can't be in Salt Lake City next week? You can still enjoy the diverse presentations and excitement from home. There will be 22 sessions live streamed this year. 

Starting on Wednesday, February 27th, at 9:30 a.m. MST, with "What's New at FamilySearch" and ending on Saturday, March 2nd, at 3:00 p.m. with "The Silent Language of the Stones: Reading Gravestones through Symbols and Carvings". There is something for everyone. Check the entire schedule here

Need more?

There will be another 12 classes recorded (not live streamed) during the conference. These recordings will be posted shortly after the conclusion of RootsTech and will be available in the video archive. The list of these classes can be found near the bottom of this page

Still not enough? 

Check out the new Virtual PassWith the virtual pass, you’ll have access to 18 online recorded sessions from the conference. You can watch playbacks from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone device whenever and however you’d like – all for just $129!

The virtual pass is perfect for any genealogist who is unable to travel to Salt Lake City and attend the conference in person. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

New Historical Records on FamilySearch

Over 7 million new records added to FamilySearch in the past 2 weeks, including over 4 million French records. 

Search these free new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Week of January 28, 2019
Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
75,102
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
2,120
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
19,477
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
319
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
48,409
0
New indexed records collection
34,729
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
123,204
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
120,752
0
New indexed records collection
55,943
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
134,526
0
New indexed records collection
129,668
0
New indexed records collection
785
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Week of February 4, 2019
45,061
0
New indexed records collection
2,071,150
0
New indexed records collection
1,870,795
0
New indexed records collection
2,191,179
0
New indexed records collection
121,880
121,880
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
2,191
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
40,923
0
New indexed records collection
26,747
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Experience RootsTech at Home


RootsTech has announced the Virtual Pass.  The virtual pass will give you access to 18 online recorded sessions from the conference. These can be conveniently viewed from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone whenever you like. The cost? All 18 sessions, viewable for one year, for $129. If you already have a RootsTech pass and want to add these to your registration, it is only $79. 

Why you might want to consider a Virtual Pass:

Learn at Your Own Pace
The virtual pass allows you to soak up knowledge and improve your family history skills on your own time and at your own pace. Watch your favorite sessions multiple times. Pause, rewind, and take notes to ensure you get the most from every session.

Save Money
Eliminate the cost of travel, lodging, and transportation. Not to mention, paying only $129 to see 18 of the world’s best genealogy presentations is a pretty sweet deal.

Made for Your Lifestyle
We understand that life is busy and that you can’t always spend all day doing family history (wouldn’t that be great, though?). The virtual pass was built to accommodate your busy schedule. Pick and choose the sessions you want to watch, and access them whenever you’d like for an entire year.


Get more information on the benefits and details.

What classes are included with the Virtual Pass?
  • Chromosome Mapping for Absolute Beginners—Jonny Perl
  • Must-Use U.S. Records at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, findmypast, and MyHeritage—Sunny Morton
  • A Deep Dive into Understanding Your DNA Results—Blaine Bettinger, Angie Bush, Jonny Perl
  • The Surname Is Key: History of Surnames and Conducting Surname Research in Germany—Dirk Weissleder
  • One Touch Genealogy Research: Handle a Record Once—Thomas MacEntee
  • You Need Both! Uniting DNA and Traditional Research—Angie Bush and D. Joshua Taylor
  • Chromosome Mapping Tips and Techniques—Blaine Bettinger
  • Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem-Solving—Elissa Scalise Powell
  • The Magic of German Church Records—Katherine Schober
  • My Ancestors Are from Germany, and I Don’t Speak German—Tamra Stansfield
  • When Details Disagree: 8 Ways to Resolve Conflicts—D. Joshua Taylor
  • 20 Hacks for Interviewing Almost Anyone, and Getting a Good Story—Joanna Liddell and Karen Morgan
  • Going Dutch: Finding Families in Online Records of the Netherlands—Daniel Jones
  • Beyond the Mists of Time: Sources for British Medieval and Early Modern Genealogy—Nick Barratt
  • The Combined Power of DNA, Records, and Family Trees—Jen Baldwin, David Nicholson, Diahan Southard
  • The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology—Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Jewish Genealogy: How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available—Lara Diamond
  • Slave Traders, Speculators, and the Domestic Slave Trade—Kenyatta Berry

All this and a money back guarantee: 

Experience the first 7 days after we post the recordings and see if it’s right for you. If you believe it’s not right for you and you don’t want access to any more recorded content, just send us an email at info@rootstech.org within 7 days after the videos post and we’ll refund your money and cancel your access.














Wednesday, January 23, 2019

23.7 Million Free Indexed Records

FamilySearch added over 23.7 million free indexed historical records this week from Australia, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa,  the United Kingdom, and the United States (Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Virginia, Obituary Records, Native American Reservation Rolls, Cemetery Abstracts, and the Veterans Administration Master Index).  ​

Search these free new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country
Collection
Indexed Records
Comments
Australia
50,944
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Belgium
2,757
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Benin
10
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Bolivia
419,322
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Brazil
4,552,840
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Chile
69,573
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica
73,318
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Costa Rica
1,978
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Dominican Republic
6,437
Added indexed records to an existing collection
El Salvador
306,119
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
305,850
Added indexed records to an existing collection
England
994,791
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
1,388
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
1,151
Added indexed records to an existing collection
France
3,064,022
New indexed records collection
France
372,562
New indexed records collection
France
304,196
New indexed records collection
France
511
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
7,397,644
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
2,871,125
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
34,378
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Germany
17,160
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
Italy
7,900
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Nicaragua
35,367
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru
19,808
Added indexed records to an existing collection
Peru
18,924
Added indexed records to an existing collection
South Africa
3,686
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United Kingdom
3,153
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
126
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
United States
321
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
94,757
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
4,443
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
356,122
New indexed records collection
United States
83,991
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
45,437
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
2,984
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
348
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
72
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
288,877
New indexed records collection
United States
769
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
1,392,105
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
487,730
Added indexed records to an existing collection
United States
39
Added indexed records to an existing collection