Genealogy Networking Group March Wrap-Up

We met at Aspen Drive Library on March 5 and covered a lot of ground. A couple of people had had the opportunity to re-examine their research, and in both cases this second look brought them new information. Lesson learned: go back and look your research over a second time. We wend over the immigration…

Happy Birthday, FamilySearch.org

On May 24, 1999, the genealogy world welcomed the launch of a website called FamilySearch.org, a new and different way of researching ancestors with free images and indexed records. In the ensuing 20 years, we genealogists have come to rely on FamilySearch.org as one of the top online sites for our research. We find an…

Genealogy Pay It Forward

Sometimes we think we’re all alone in our genealogy research, patiently combing through records and searching databases. But it really does take a village to do genealogy, and untold nameless genealogists have given countless hours of their time and expertise to make your research easier. If you would like to “pay it forward” to the…

FamilySearch Indexing Event

Want to give something back to the genealogy community at large? This weekend, October 20-22, FamilySearch is promoting a “Worldwide Indexing Event” in which you can help index digitized records on FamilySearch. What is indexing, you ask? Through the FamilySearch website, you can view a digitized record or set of records and type out the…