How to Start a Journal

How to Start a Journal

Why Start a Journal? Journaling, writing a diary, calendaring, and scrapbooking are ways to record your experiences and write a personal history of your life. Starting the habit of journaling can be life changing. The benefits of journaling have been studied and...
How Do I Start My Family History?

How Do I Start My Family History?

Don’t know where to start in gathering your family history information? The following ideas may help. 1. Write down what you know. Start with yourself. Use the chart below to enter the family history information you already know. If you do not know exact dates...
Ideas on What to Write in a Journal

Ideas on What to Write in a Journal

So you’ve decided to keep a journal—but you wonder what sort of things you should write about. After all, how can you fit everything you want you and your posterity to remember into so few pages? Don’t worry—and remember that, first and foremost, your journal is...
RootsTech Classes Still Available Online

RootsTech Classes Still Available Online

RootsTech is the world’s largest celebration of family. In February 2021, RootsTech went virtual, putting 1,500+ classes and keynote addresses online for free access for 11 months—until about January 2022. That only leaves a few more months to watch these incredibly...
FamilySearch Accounts Now Separate from Church Accounts

FamilySearch Accounts Now Separate from Church Accounts

FamilySearch.org accounts are now separate from ChurchofJesusChrist.org accounts. Previously, any account created on FamilySearch.org created a matching account on ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Similarly, any account created on ChurchofJesusChrist.org created a matching...
FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

The Church has completed the project to digitize all 2.4 million rolls of microfilm with the records of more than 11.5 billion people from around the world. These are now available to the public online. For 83 years, the Church has been collecting and using microfilm...

The WANDER Method to Family History Research

Learn tips to family history research in the video, “The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method,” from RootsTech 2021. Genealogy research isn’t a matter of just getting more and more records. Research isn’t usually a straight line. The drive...
6 Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event

6 Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event

From the article “Six Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event.” Indexing events are a great tool for helping people get involved in temple and family history work. As we make family discoveries possible through indexing, we are inspired to gather...
Find Your Family Pioneers

Find Your Family Pioneers

July 24th is “Pioneer Day”—a day when we celebrate the courage of our ancestors. This week, why not explore where your family came from? Who in your family was the first to accept the gospel? The FamilySearch website can help you answer that very question with a...
RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. In 2021, RootsTech attracted more than 1 million visitors from over 240 countries, making it the largest in RootsTech history. Building...
Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History

Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History

The world has billions and billions of records waiting to be indexed so that people can find and connect with their ancestors. Although there are hundreds of thousands of people who help with indexing, it is clear that volunteers need help. Computer-assisted indexing,...
FamilySearch Help Center

FamilySearch Help Center

Although FamilySearch does their best to make tools that are easy to use, people will always have questions. So, they have created the FamilySearch Help Center, a single web page that presents all the available help options. Read the article “The FamilySearch...
5 Ways to Write a Family History Worth Reading

5 Ways to Write a Family History Worth Reading

Some people think they can’t write an interesting family history. Others find too much drama in the past and find it painful or embarrassing to record. Still others haven’t taken interest in writing their family stories at all. The truth is that all family histories...

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