The holidays are here, and every family has their own unique way to celebrate. Holiday traditions can be an important part of your family history, whether it’s a story that you tell every Christmas Eve, an old family recipe that’s prepared every December without fail, or a decoration that’s been passed down through generations. Full Story
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I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it would be like to get a glimpse of their world. The Family Tree app recently added a feature that, in some cases, can help that become a reality by allowing you to map key events in your ancestors’ lives directly in the app. Full Story
There’s a reason family history is so important—taking some time out of each day to turn your heart to your ancestors can enrich your life, establish your identity, and strengthen your family. Thanks to new and constantly advancing technologies that are available today, it has become easier than ever to integrate family history moments into your daily life in simple, rewarding ways. Full Story
This year, the United States commemorates the 100th anniversary of entering World War I. People across the country are finding ways to remember and honor those who fought in the war. But for people who had ancestors involved in it, perhaps the most meaningful way to commemorate the Great War is to uncover and share those ancestors’ stories, and FamilySearch is a great place to start your search. Full Story
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
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.
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 […]