Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FamilySearch Research Help Community Newsletter

The following is from FamilySearch.

Share Your Story Contest!

We need your help! Tell us how you’ve given or received help with your family history research, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card!

We are interested in gathering compelling stories about how FamilySearch’s research help services have helped you or someone else you know to discover their ancestors. FamilySearch’s research help services include the wiki, forums, online training, Facebook pages, and more. We would also like to hear if you’ve used any of these tools to help others with their research. The purpose of the stories is to educate our patrons on the usefulness and impact of these free services. The stories will be shared in multiple formats, including text, audio, and video. 

All participants that submit a story about their successful experiences with research help services will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card from FamilySearch.  

Please click the link below to share your story:

Entries must be submitted by February 10, 2012. View the official contest rules for more information.

The 1940 U.S. Cenus Community Project

In April, the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be released to the public in the form of an image database from the National Archives. The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, a national service project started by, FamilySearch, and, was created to coordinate efforts to make the images freely searchable by name. Genealogical societies, groups, and individuals can provide expert, local help to transcribe these valuable census records of the “greatest generation” and make it possible for families and family historians the world over to connect even better with their past. and sign up to help today!

RootsTech Live

Can’t attend RootsTech 2012 in person? Join us online for RootsTech Live every day during the conference, Thursday through Saturday, February 2–4. All events held in room 155 of the conference hall will be streamed live on the conference home page. Check out the conference schedule to see which sessions are being held in room 155 and will be available for live-streaming on

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