Archives: February 2015

Book Review: Unofficial Guide to Is a Winner

Nancy Hendrickson is a prolific writer–about genealogical research and a variety of other subjects. I recently learned that she had written a book about using Immediately, I was interested and I ordered a copy. As soon as it arrived, I began dipping into it, reading a chapter or part of a chapter at a sitting.

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Rootstech 2015 Video Archive Now Online

It’s another wonder of current Internet technology. If you didn’t travel to Rootstech 2015 in Salt Lake City (Feb 12-14), you can now view selected presentations from there in the Rootstech Video Archive 2015 These hour-long videos cover a variety of subjects. Here are the speakers and their subjects (click on each speaker’s photo to

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Ancestry Announces 2015 Product and Content Lineup at Rootstech

Ancestry <> has rolled out innovations and new collections in time for the 2015 Rootstech Conference <> in Salt Lake City. Here is the official company announcement: (PROVO, Utah) – February 11, 2015– Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, is ushering in the next generation of family history, with the debut of an updated story-centric website,

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FamilySearch brings technology and genealogy together at Family Discovery Center

Breaking News–An announcement from FamilySearch <>: SALT LAKE CITY — Celebrating families across the generations, FamilySearch on Wednesday officially opened its new Family Discovery Center in the Joseph Smith Building. The opening coincides with the world’s largest genealogical conference — RootsTech, sponsored by FamilySearch — that begins Thursday at the Salt Palace. Beware, the Family

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Who Do You Think You Are — New Season Coming Up March 8

The original announcement from TLC was that the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are? will return for a new season on February 24th. In checking on the website, WDYTYA–First Look, we learn that the new season will launch on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The eight new episodes will include celebrities Julie Chen, Angie Harmon,

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Did you know that has literally hundreds of learning videos on YouTube? Here’s what says about the The Ancestry YouTube Channel  At Ancestry, we work hard to provide you with the best educational tools available through our Learning Center and our Social Media networks. One of our most popular destinations is our YouTube

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Megan Smolenyak Does It Again–Her Report on Stephen Colbert

This morning I opened an email notification from Facebook about Megan Smolenyak sharing a link. When I checked out the link, I learned that it actually was dated 29 Jan 2015. So what’s a few days delay? Anyway, the link was to Irish America magazine and its new issue with her genealogical report on Stephen Colbert

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FamilySearch Digitizing Records from Trumbull County, Ohio

Recently, has been uploading digitized images of a wide variety of records from Trumbull County, Ohio. The records range from 1795-2010. As of today (02 Feb 2015), the collection includes 666,927 browsable images. If you are interested, you will find the collection here: Having this available for online research will be very valuable for genealogists

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