Saturday, March 28, 2015

Who Do You Think You Are? – Sean Hayes


Who Do You Think You Are? – Sean Hayes 
Premieres March 29, 2015 at 10/9c on TLC

Sean Hayes is estranged from his father with a troubled past, and goes on a quest to discover the root of the problem. Sean’s journey takes him to Chicago where he uncovers the sad details of his grandfather’s early death on skid row. Sean then follows his ancestral trail to Ireland, where court documents reveal the chaos in the Hayes family runs generations deep. Through Sean’s search, he is able to deepen his understanding of his father and appreciate that he’s broken a turbulent family pattern on his own.

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.8 Million Records

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FamilySearch
 
FamilySearch Collections UpdateMarch 27, 2015
 

FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.8 Million Indexed Records and Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States

FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and 310,900 images from the Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758–1895 collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historical genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org .

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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20,262
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170,900
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225,314
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My Family History Calling

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FamilySearch

My Family History Calling Newsletter
March 2015

News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Elder Neil L. Andersen: Sharing the Challenge
"Prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple and help someone else to do the same." See how you can put to work right now Elder Andersen's updated temple challenge from RootsTech 2015.
What's New on FamilySearch.org
New Collections Recently Added to FamilySearch
Traditional View in Family Tree Has Received a Major Upgrade
Gathering, Healing, and Sealing Families
This powerful presentation by Elder Bradley D. Foster, Sister Linda K. Burton, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, and Brother Tadd R. Callister at RootsTech 2015 will not only teach but also touch and inspire you and others.
From Tree to Temple-Preparing Family Names for the Temple
This class by Jim Ison and Beth Taylor from the RootsTech 2015 consultant's track will help you prepare an ancestor's name for temple ordinances.
Clarion Call for Arbitrators: Worldwide Arbitration Event
It is time to mark your calendars for the worldwide arbitration event taking place onMay 1-8, 2015!
How to Order a Spiritual Passport and Other Support Materials
Are you hosting a family discovery day and looking to print customized posters, fliers, and other materials? Problem solved!
Partner News
FamilySearch is pleased to announce thatAncestorCloudEternal Reminder,Family.meLife's Journey Game, andScrambled Tree Game are now Readcertified.
A Recent Convert's Testimony
I joined the Church in the spring of 2014 following several years of investigation. My family wasn't supportive, and it was easy to feel isolated as the only member in my family. Just a few months after joining the Church, I began doing my family history.

New York State Family History Conference Registration Open





New York State Family History Conference in September

Registration for the New York State Family History Conference, September 17-19 in Syracuse, New York, is now open at the conference website.

The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are pleased to announce that our 2015 New York State Family History Conference has been chosen by the Federation of Genealogical Societies as one of their regional conferences. The Second New York State Family History Conference is increasing in size and duration and will feature three simultaneous lecture tracks and more exhibitors. The Federation of Genealogical Societies is sponsoring the first day of the conference. At present, other conference sponsors include the Capital District Genealogical SocietyFamilySearchfindmypast.com, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York State Library and Archives and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

The 2015 NYSFHC Conference will be three days long and consist of three concurrent tracts, and will run from Thursday, September 17, 2015 through Saturday, September 19, 2015. We will also be scheduling a pre-conference research day. Thursday's programming will be organized and hosted by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The Conference will be held at the Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn, located at 441 Electronics Parkway, in Liverpool, N.Y.

The first day of the three-day event is a regional FGS conference featuring David Rencher, Josh Taylor, and Curt Witcher as lead speakers; the second and third days of the conference include both general and New York-focused tracks, and a full track on genetic genealogy.

Nationally known speakers include Henry Hoff (NEHGS); Josh Taylor (FindMyPast); Judy Russell (the Legal Genealogist); Thomas W. Jones; Eric Grundset (DAR); and Blaine Bettinger (the Genetic Genealogist). Conference sponsors include NEHGS; the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; Findmypast; FamilySearch; the New York Public Library; the New York State Archives and Library; the Central New York Genealogical Society; the Capital District Genealogical Society; and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Early bird registration is available through May 31.

Members of the Central New York Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will be eligible for discounted conference rates. We also encourage genealogical and historical societies to attend and are offering discounted exhibit space.

For more information visit: http://www.nysfhc.org/