Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tom Bergeron on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

This Sunday, August 30th at 9/8c TLC will air TV host’s Tom Bergeron’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

In the episode, Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France. Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.



New FamilySearch Collections Update: August 25, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch.


 
New FamilySearch Collections Update: August 25, 2015
 
Significant birth, marriage, and death records for Imperia, Italy and Savonna, Italy were published this week. Georgia county marriages have also been added, dating back to 1785! Discover these and additional collections updated this week by selecting the links below.

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1,002,173
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144,443
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Added indexed records to an existing collection
95,523
96,875
New indexed records and images collection
862,440
304
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0
4,088,394
Added images to an existing collection
84,935
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
586,960
0
Added indexed records to an existing collection
15
0
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4,154
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213,905
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Help Us Publish More Free Records Online
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RootsTech 2016 Exhibitor Registration is Open and Filling Fast

The following is from RootsTech.

RootsTech 2016 Exhibitor Registration is Open and Filling Fast
Registration for RootsTech 2016 exhibitors is open and filling fast. We are almost 50% full with new submissions daily. As a RootsTech exhibitor, you will play critical role in supporting the vision of RootsTech, which is to celebrate families across generations through technology. If your product or service helps individuals to discover, preserve, and share family connections across generations, we invite you to submit an exhibitor application today on our website www.rootstech.org.
Best regards,
The RootsTech Team

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for September 2015

The following is from the Family History Library.

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for September 2015

These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. 

These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. 
Sep 3              11:00 A.M. British Resources on findmypast
                        1:00 P.M. British Resources on Ancestry.com
Sep 5                1:00 P.M. Recursos en línea además de FamilySearch.org
Sep 10              1:00 P.M. United States Civil War Records
                         6:00 P.M. Descendancy Research Webinar
Sep 17            11:00 A.M. British Resources on FamilySearch.org
                      11:00 A.M. Czech Online Church Records Webinar
                        1:00 P.M. Key Websites for British Research (Besides the “Big 3”)
Sep 19             10:00 A.M. Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge (1½ hours) To register, call 1-801-240-4673 at least one week before the workshop to ensure requirements are met before attending. 
                         1:00 P.M. Conozca el sitio PARES
                         2:00 P.M. Protocolos notariales
                         3:00 P.M. ¿No hay otros registros?
 Sep 22             1:00 P.M. Newspaper Research
 Sep 24             6:00 P.M. United States City Directories Webinar

Click on this link to access the Live Online Classes.  Or go to FamilySearch.org; click on Search; select Wiki. Type Family History Library andchoose the top entry. Click on 2.2 Live Online Classes for details; scroll to find the desired class.

ABOUT FAMILYSEARCH
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. 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. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guests may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.