I love doing family history, but when it comes to organizing it, I need help. Luckily, there is an online app, Kindex, that its founders call a “record rescuer.” I was thrilled to find a new way to deal with my unending collection of files, random papers, notebooks, stacks, and sticky notes. Full Story
by Rachel Coleman Knowing, recording, and preserving your family history directly impacts you, your family, and even future generations of people you may never know. Find out how and why family history matters.
If you’re looking for ancestors from your Dutch heritage, you’re in luck! FamilySearch has recently published millions of records (51 million to be exact) from the Netherlands, making it easier than ever to trace your Dutch roots. These new records have increased FamilySearch’s collection of Dutch names from 4,074,736 to over 55 million. Full Story
Are you getting ready for RootsTech? Each year tens of thousands of family history fans descend on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the world’s largest family history conference. Hosted annually by the Family History Department (aka FamilySearch), RootsTech has become the premiere family history event for both the general […]
by Kate Eakman Tracing your ancestor’s journey from England to the United States during colonial times can be difficult. Passenger lists from that period weren’t as detailed as modern ones, which can often help you determine the identity of the family they left behind, places of birth, and family members or friends who had already […]
by Katy Barnes My grandma June was a lively, intelligent woman who loved to share memories of her past. Back in college, as I worked on my degree in family history, I came to her house one day to interview her about her life history. She told wonderful stories about her childhood, her parents, and […]
The 49th annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy was held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, July 25 through July 28, 2017. There were about 500 individuals in attendance throughout the course of the four-day conference. As is tradition, the first three days were each opened by general sessions with Elder H. Bryan Richards, Jeff Marks, Susan Easton Black, and George Durrant as the plenary speakers. Full Story