My name is Allison Kimball. I’m the mother of nine children. This is Loaf, our youngest. Her older brothers gave her the nickname Loaf when she was a baby because she didn’t do anything but loaf around. Years later, she still answers to Loaf. Loaf is still little and can’t read very well. Handing her […]
by Miryelle Resek For many of us, the thrill of researching our ancestors comes from learning about their stories. Glimpses of what their everyday life looked like, the challenges they overcame, and the hopes and dreams they worked toward add color to otherwise black and white memories.
If you don’t have a strategy to follow, analyzing old family photographs can be a long, tedious, and sometimes frustrating process. However, with a little information and close examination, family photographs can lead to discovering new information about your ancestors. In her presentation at RootsTech 2016, photo historian Maureen Taylor shared five important steps that […]
Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, welcomed attendees to RootsTech’s Thursday session by telling a family story. “When I was growing up, my mom and dad made sure Christmas was magical for their five boys,” he said. Steve wanted a BB gun and, surprisingly. he got it. Steve knew the rules — “Never ever shoot […]
FamilySearch is headed towards another innovative year as it streamlines online accessibility and provides increased family discovery experiences. New developments in 2016 will focus on 5 areas. Family Tree Memories Discovery Records Help Here are 12 new FamilySearch.org changes and additions patrons can expect in 2016: The free Family Tree, used for building and […]