One hundred years ago—on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—World War I ended. Thanks to the treaty signed on November 11, 1918, this day is known as “Armistice Day.” As the centennial of the armistice approaches, many people worldwide are remembering their family members who were affected by World War […]
Every year the world loses priceless historical records, but one dedicated group of individuals is trying to do something about it. David Ouimette manages the Global Content Strategy team at FamilySearch.org, the world’s largest genealogical organization and a premier records preservation company. Ouimette’s team is saving memories around the globe—historical documents that may be the […]
by Jan Mayer Heart-touching scenes and shocking surprises were the norm for Relative Race Season Three, which began filming in Washington, DC. Producers BYUtv and Lenzworks had promised to change things up this season, and indeed they did.
More than 50,000 military dogs served in World War I. They proved just how valuable canines can be on the battlefield and beyond. Here is how their service in the Great War differed from what military dogs had done before. For centuries, dogs have protected their human companions. The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Roman armies all […]
Sergeant Stubby was one of the most famous World War I military dogs. His valiant service on the battlefields of France proved that war heroes can come in many shapes and sizes. Here’s his story—and how to start exploring the stories of WWI military heroes (albeit mostly human) in your own family history. A Stray […]
by Kayla Jackson Though the shortest month of the year, February is packed with opportunities to celebrate. On February 14, we show affection to our loved one by sending chocolates and gifts on Valentine’s Day. On the third Monday of the month, we celebrate the birth of George Washington and remember the sacrifice of all […]
by Carolyn Tolman Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our ancestors that turn our hearts to them and help us feel we are part of something greater than our individual selves. For many […]
by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow?
by Kathryn Grant Have you seen someone’s eyes light up when they add an ancestor to Family Tree? Have you felt the power of someone’s testimony about doing temple work for a loved one beyond the veil? These are some of the sweetest experiences of helping others with temple and family history work.