Posts Tagged: FamilySearch

Attending Rootstech 2017–Virtually

Tomorrow (Feb 8, 2017) I plan to tune into Rootstech 2017 from the comfort of my office via live streaming. Several presenters at this year’s event are scheduled for streaming. I have downloaded the schedule from the event’s website https://www.rootstech.org/. You too can check out the schedule here and below: Streaming Schedule Not able to attend in

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Free Genealogy Class Series at the Brecksville Branch Library

If you are interested in learning how to do genealogy and you live in Brecksville or nearby, you might want to take advantage of this class series: Last summer, the Brecksville branch library asked Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society to present a series of genealogy classes. This March, Vice President/Program Chair Jane Gramlich will teach this 3-part

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Do You Know About FamilyTreeNow.com?

Yesterday (12 Jan 2017), Judy Russell blogged about FamilyTreeNow.com in her blog, The Legal Genealogist. She strongly suggested that you “opt out” of allowing this public information aggregator website to present your personal information. I follow her blog, but I only caught up with “Suggestion: opt out now” today. On its home page, this website

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Surnames in Finland

Today, I accessed the wiki page on FamilySearch.org labeled “Finland Surnames.” It was quite helpful as it very clearly explained the surname practices in Western Finland versus those in Eastern Finland. Eastern and western Finland have different naming traditions. Both naming customs date back to the earliest written sources. There was frequent overlap of these practices

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Logging In To Ellis Island Database

I received a call from a fellow member of the Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society (http://www.cuyahogagenealogy.org/CVGS/) inquiring how to access Ellis Island records these days. A few years ago, when the Ellis Island records were first made available online, I created an account to look up ancestors who might have come to America through Ellis Island.

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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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FamilySearch brings technology and genealogy together at Family Discovery Center

Breaking News–An announcement from FamilySearch <https://familysearch.org/>: 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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FamilySearch Digitizing Records from Trumbull County, Ohio

Recently, FamilySearch.org 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: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2065327. Having this available for online research will be very valuable for genealogists

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My Heritage & 23andMe Work to Combine Family Trees and DNA

A few days ago, MyHeritage Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet, used a news feed on Bloomberg TV to announce and explain a “strategic collaboration” with 23andMe. The announcement was captured and made available on YouTube, which you can view here: http://youtu.be/c1MefhlGTA8. I might point out that MyHeritage < http://www.myheritage.com/>has a very substantial presence in Europe

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