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FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch Now Lets You Document Same-Sex Family Relationships

FamilySearch is one of the world’s largest collections of genealogical data, drawn from civil, ecclesiastical and other sources to be assessed for their genealogical value by each researcher. As announced in a news release, FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document same-sex family relationships. Consistent with the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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RootsTech Hosts First International Conference in London

RootsTech Hosts First International Conference in London

RootsTech held its first-ever family discovery conference outside of Salt Lake City, Utah at London’s ExCeL Convention Centre (24-26 October). With a total of 42 countries represented, nearly 10,000 attendees came from across the United Kingdom, continental Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world, exploring innovative ways to connect with ancestors and celebrate family heritage. Special guests …

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Family History: Stories of The Past Connect Us With Our Present

Finding your family history is becoming easier than ever, and the stories we can learn can give us the strength to meet our daily challenges. With applications such as Family Search, Ancestry, and even DNA tests to show us the entire makeup of our genealogy, learning about our family history is becoming easier than ever. People are feeling so much …

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FamilySearch Users Can Now Correct Name Indexing Errors

FamilySearch Users Can Now Correct Name Indexing Errors

With a new update to FamilySearch, the family history organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, comes the ability to correct indexing errors. When a file is indexed, a digital database is created so the record can be easily searched online. However, indexing errors occur for a variety of reasons, from human error to hard-to-read handwriting. …

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BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

In a powerful and life-impacting family history product, students at the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy are working alongside the United States Army to locate families of missing servicemen so their remains can be brought home. The students have been assigned 65 cases and have solved 48 of them so far. After the students come up with the …

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FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org released a statement yesterday announcing the start of a website redesign that will allow users to record same-sex relationships on their family tree. The system updates will require time and are expected to be launched in 2019. The full statement reads: The goal of FamilySearch.org is to capture, store, and provide records and an accurate genealogy that represents past, …

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The Story That Turned Me Off Family History…& What Brought Me Back

The Story That Turned Me Off Family History...& What Brought Me Back

My grandmother was a frank woman. Witty, intelligent, refined, bold. And very, very frank. Over the years, I came to appreciate this quality in her, but it wasn’t always easy. One conversation in particular struck my heart hard. I was visiting for Thanksgiving and I had just pulled up our family tree on Family Search. I showed my grandmother the research …

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Do You Have an Early Mormon Missionary in Your Family Tree?

Do You Have an Early Mormon Missionary in Your Family Tree?

FamilySearch announced the release of a fun new feature that connects you with ancestors of Utah pioneers who served missions in the first hundred years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Early Mormon Missionaries database, announced at RootsTech 2016 by Elder Steven E. Snow, is a collaborative effort between FamilySearch, the Church History Library, and the …

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The Fun in Finding Your Ancestors – FHE Lesson

The Fun in Finding Your Ancestors - FHE Lesson

Scripture Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Hymn Turn Your Hearts | Hymn #291 1. Turn your hearts; the Lord is coming, Malachi the prophet said. Turn your hearts in preparation To the …

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6 Products to Make Family History SO MUCH Easier

Joseph Smith once said that “the greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.” In a world where so much competes for our time, making family history a priority can be difficult. Here are just a few resources that can help you get started with minimal stress and effort! Who knows? You …

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