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. 

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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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of December 5, 2016

FamilySearch published over 2 million free, searchable historic records online this week from Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Scotland and  the United States. 

I'm particularly excited about the new North Carolina Estate Files

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

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
32465
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
57469
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
160422
23603
New indexed records and images collection
160890
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
18587
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
13909
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
540
4692
New indexed records and images collection
125305
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
117957
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
93166
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
266980
266980
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
154620
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
0
4277
Added images to an existing collection
0
2057
Added images to an existing collection
0
676
Added images to an existing collection
0
2625
Added images to an existing collection
0
3797
Added images to an existing collection
0
2765
Added images to an existing collection
0
3066
Added images to an existing collection
0
28461
Added images to an existing collection
302484
0
New indexed records collection
37456
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
191219
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
498
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
10
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
23735
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FamilySearch celebrates 10 years of indexing historic records


News release on the 28th, (yes I am behind).

Salt Lake City, Utah (28 November 2016), You go online to FamilySearch. You type an ancestor’s name. You instantly find your ancestor in any number of 5.5 billion historical records in the free online database. You are elated at how easy it was as you fill in another missing piece of your family tree puzzle. That successful experience was brought to you by a phenomenon called indexing. And most likely, you were the recipient of a free gift empowered by the efforts of many online indexing volunteers.

Next week (December 5th) is International Volunteer Day, and FamilySearch International is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its web-based, volunteer-driven, indexing initiative, which started in 2006. The migration from the previous CD-ROM-based format to the web has been nothing short of amazing, and the rest has been record-making history—literally. The indexing initiative is the largest undertaking of its kind and is unparalleled in its achievements.

As a thank you to indexers and the millions of people who have found family documents from their efforts, FamilySearch is sharing a collection of free downloadable “I HEART Families” images for use on social media, or as cell phone and computer wallpaper.

Read the rest of the release at the FamilySearch Media Room.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RootsTech 2017 Pass Winner

We only had nine entries this year. However, using Random.org, the winner of the RootsTech 2017 pass is Holly Long of Arizona. 






Monday, November 21, 2016

Like a Free Pass to RootsTech 2017?

If you have wanted to go to RootsTech but the cost seemed prohibitive, here is your chance to win a free pass.

This pass is good for one FREE full registration access pass to RootsTech & Innovator Summit 2017 ($299 value). This registration does not include travel, hotel, meals or any other compensation. 




However, it does include:
        • Innovator Summit
        • over 200 classes
        • Keynotes
        • General sessions
        • RootsTech classes
        • Getting Started classes
        • Expo hall
        • Evening events
To enter all you have to do is send an email, with the Subject line "RootsTech"  to Rootstech@fhtek.com, by midnight (MST) on November 28th. Please include your name and email address in the body of the message.

Random.org will be used to select the winner. The winner will be announced on this blog and by email. The email will contain the details on how to register. If you have already registered you will be able to get a refund. 

By entering you are giving your permission for your name to be reported on this blog and other Social Media outlets. 

Disclaimer: As an Ambassador and Speaker I have received complimentary registration to RootsTech.





Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Historic Records On FamilySearch: Week of November 7, 2016

Over 4 million birth, death, census, civil, church, and other indexed records were published and made available at FamilySearch this week. 

Records from South Africa, Peru, Netherlands, Russia, Philippines, and across the United States including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Alabama, Oregon, South Dakota and Tennessee. 

See FamilySearch.org for more free searchable historic records. 

Collection
Indexed Records
Digital Images
Comments
212,545
213,127
New indexed records and images collection
59,241
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
317,868
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
8
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
939
0
New indexed records collection
0
426,296
Added images to an existing collection
252,908
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
313,368
313,368
Added indexed records and images to an existing collection
12,923
0
New indexed records collection
0
13,710
New browsable image collection.
29
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
540,796
419,728
New indexed records and images collection
516,904
475,273
New indexed records and images collection
1,921,208
1,623,555
New indexed records and images collection