Online Journals Make Journaling Easier

Online Journals Make Journaling Easier

Keeping a personal, handwritten journal may be difficult in this busy time of your life. Why not give online journaling a try? There are dozens of apps, websites, and social media platforms that offer online journaling options. What Is Online Journaling? Online...
Computer-Assisted Indexing Helps Connects Records on FamilySearch

Computer-Assisted Indexing Helps Connects Records on FamilySearch

FamilySearch offers digital records on more than 11.5 billion people from over 200 countries and principalities in more than 100 languages. But how can people search and find the information they need in all these records? Although you can view images of these records...
Advanced Strategies for Searching Family History Records

Advanced Strategies for Searching Family History Records

The Search Historical Records page at FamilySearch.org was created with both beginner and advanced genealogists in mind. A previous article, “Getting the Most from Your Search: Understanding the Search Records Page,” looked at the page from a beginner’s...
2021 FamilySearch Year in Review

2021 FamilySearch Year in Review

FamilySearch experienced lots of changes in 2021. They hosted RootsTech completely virtually. It was the largest free, all-virtual genealogy conference, with over 1 million people participating from over 240 countries. FamilySearch also completed digitizing its...
Registration Open for RootsTech in March 2022

Registration Open for RootsTech in March 2022

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2022, the largest family history event in the world. The annual event, sponsored by FamilySearch, is being held online March 3–5, 2022. Register free at rootstech.org today. Learn more about RootsTech...
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...

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