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.
by Katy Barnes Are you looking for a way to honor your American military ancestors this Veteran’s Day? How about using historical records to learn about them and their service? You can use various repositories, collections, and websites spanning many conflicts to find your soldier-ancestor. From the Revolution to World War II and later conflicts, […]
by Kathryn Grant Youth around the world are embracing the role of temple and family history consultant. They come with many of the skills and abilities needed to move family history work forward. They’re tech-savvy. They learn quickly. They love the Lord, and they want to claim the blessings promised by apostles and prophets.
by Kathryn Grant If you think that the FamilySearch Tree and Memories mobile apps are fun, on-the-go tools for family history, you’re right. But did you know that these apps also provide an appealing way to prepare personalized lessons and work one-on-one with others?
by Kathryn Grant In his April 2017 conference talk “Gathering the Family of God,” President Henry B. Eyring observed, “The youth of the Church have responded to the spirit of Elijah in an inspiring way. Many now hold their own limited-use temple recommend and use it often. Temple baptistries are busier than ever; some temples […]
by Linda Clyde In the April 2017 general conference, President Henry B. Eyring taught that “though earthly families are far from perfect, they give God’s children the best chance to be welcomed to the world with the only love on earth that comes close to what we felt in heaven—parental love” (“Gathering the Family of […]
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.
by Yvette Hoitink, CGSM In the Netherlands, historical records are kept in public archives. Increasingly, archives are digitizing and indexing these records, and then publishing the resulting scans and indexes online as open data that is free for reuse.