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Schedule available for Houston Family History Expo 2012

The Houston Family History Expo 2012 is in the last stages of planning. The initial schedule for the presentations is now online. Lisa Louise Cooke, Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast. In addition to authoring the Genealogy Gems News Blog, she is the author of the books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox and Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, as well as a writer, instructor and podcaster for Family Tree Magazine. The... Read More →

St. George Family History Expo 2012 Begins

Join us for the 8th Annual St. George Family History Expo to be held at the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah – 84790. The Expo begins on Thursday Feb. 23rd with a historic tour of the St. George area with Glenn Rawson and Dennis Lyman as our tour guides. The keynote address will be given by Susan Easton Black, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. She... Read More →

Outstanding RootsTech Exhibitors

FamilySearch: WOW!! As an event planner and having the opportunity to work with FamilySearch at our events I want to congratulate them on an amazing and outstanding job of putting this “World Class” event together. I didn’t find anything missing. It was a real treat for me to attend RootsTech, I actually attended classes and visited every vendor booth in the exhibit hall. A lot of insight and growth for exhibitors and their staff took place at the conference while they assisted... Read More →

Indexing Serendipity

You know all those stories you hear about the book dropping off the bookshelf and landing on someone’s foot and falls open to the very page the lists the long lost ancestor they had been searching for? Well, that is called serendipity. RootsTech has been full of serendipity again this year. Here is just one example: Kris Lloyd, from FamilySearch indexing, a member of the set up team, was assisting a woman to learn how indexing works. They pulled up a page on the Colorado 1885 Census and... Read More →

History is waiting. Sign up today! Join the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. You can assist with the transcribing and indexing of this great census before World War II. This census year gives information on the family in 1940 and asks where they were living in 1935. To learn about how you can get started, visit: My parents will be listed in this census, will yours? Are you listed, are your grandparents? Who will you discover? On April 2, 2012 NARA will provide access to the images... Read More →