Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FamilySearch User Newsletter

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch User Newsletter
Meet Steve Rockwood
The FamilySearch International board of directors has elected Stephen T. Rockwood as the company's president and chief executive officer, succeeding Dennis Brimhall, who retired. Rockwood, who most recently served as director of the international division at FamilySearch, became president and CEO onOctober 1.
RootsTech Registration Now Open with Passes Starting at $29
New Features on
User to User Messaging Now on
Thom Reed, a FamilySearch employee, was recently featured in Time Magazine, where he shared some of his own story about the challenges of finding records about ancestors who were slaves. He, along with many others who are in the African American community, are also turning their efforts to the Freedman Bureau community indexing project, which is opening a valuable new set of indexed records that will help people who are looking for their African American ancestors.
Stories That Inspire: Tips and Tricks to Overcome Brick Walls
Sometimes, finding new information on an ancestor may seem like quite a challenge. Situations that appear to be dead ends and brick walls don't need to stay that way.
Save the Date
The International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies (IAJGS) conference will be held August 7-12, 2016 in Seattle. The conference theme is: "The Wandering Jew." Registration begins January 3, 2016, with early bird discounts through April 30, 2016. Proposals for presentations will be accepted until December 15, 2015. For information visit

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