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  • Host an Indexing Event Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:15:49 +0000
    Leaders and temple and family history consultants can work together to increase interest in family history by hosting an indexing event. These activities are a great way to encourage your ward and stake members to discover their own ancestors as they make family history discoveries possible for others.  These resources can help as you plan […]
  • Extraordinary Women in Your Family Tree Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:00:50 +0000
     “We are going to do something extraordinary,” Emma Smith said at the first meeting of the Relief Society, more than 175 years ago. The heritage of strong, faithful women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spans many generations, from early Relief Society sisters to our very own relatives. Inspiring women around the […]
  • Incorrect U.S. Census Information—When the Census Taker Gets It Wrong Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:52:25 +0000
    By Jan Mayer On the first U.S. census day (August 2, 1790), 17 United States marshals and around 650 assistants1 began the task of finding and recording the population of the United States. These were the first U.S. census takers. In 1880, specially trained census enumerators (census takers) were hired to replace the federal marshals […]
  • Helping Others Find Their Ancestors from Mexico Fri, 05 Oct 2018 21:54:03 +0000
    You don’t have to be an expert in Mexican genealogy to help others learn more about their ancestors from Mexico. FamilySearch has a large and growing collection of Mexican family history records online. Use these Mexico records and FamilySearch hints to help someone with Mexican ancestry discover more about their family. The Power of Record […]
  • New Records on FamilySearch from September 2018 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:28:14 +0000
    FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in September 2018 with almost 13 million new indexed family history records and over 500,000 digital images from around the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, France, Italy, Lesotho, Liberia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Wales, and the United States, […]
  • Sister Jones’s and Elder Hollstram’s Leadership Session from RootsTech 2018 Mon, 01 Oct 2018 17:17:51 +0000
    At RootsTech 2018, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided counsel for temple and family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and ward council members. They discussed how to teach and strengthen people through family history. Read a transcript of the leadership session from Sister Joy D. Jones and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom […]
  • Elder Foster’s Leadership Session from RootsTech 2018 Sat, 29 Sep 2018 15:53:43 +0000
    At RootsTech 2018, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided counsel for temple and family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and ward council members. They discussed how to teach and strengthen people through family history. Read a transcript of Elder Bradley D. Foster’s leadership session below, or watch the video. Message from […]
  • Elder Renlund’s Leadership Session from RootsTech 2018 Sat, 29 Sep 2018 15:22:50 +0000
    At RootsTech 2018, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided counsel for temple and family history consultants, priesthood leaders, and ward council members. They discussed how to teach and strengthen people through family history. Read a transcript of Elder Dale G. Renlund’s leadership session below, or watch the video. Message from […]
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  • This Week in History – October 15th Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:07:22 +0000
    This Week in History is Ancestry’s look back at notable events from the past. Every week, we will be featuring three moments in history from our Newspapers.com archives – anything from important anniversaries, to tragic occurrences, interesting tidbits to entertaining factoids, This Week in History is our way of remembering what came before us. During Read More
  • Ancestry Product Update: Get a Link to Share Your Tree Mon, 08 Oct 2018 22:27:18 +0000
    We’ve added a new feature to our Family Tree sharing options to make it even easier than ever to invite friends and family to collaborate. To share your family tree with others, navigate to the tree you would like to share, and select Sharing from the tree drop-down menu. Among the email and Ancestry messaging Read More
  • Powered by the World’s Largest Consumer DNA Network, Ancestry Unveils More Detailed and Precise Ethnicity Estimates Than Ever Before Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:00:26 +0000
    With more than 30 years of dedicated experience in family history and the world’s largest consumer DNA network, Ancestry gives people the best tools to discover their story. Since our inception, we have been transforming names into family and distant places into home. We unlock stories from the past and inspire people to find their Read More
  • Embracing Privacy Best Practices for the Industry Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:09:23 +0000
    As the market leader in consumer genomics, Ancestry recognizes our responsibility to lead by example and set the bar for industry innovation. We empower our customers at every step of their self-discovery journey, and protecting our customers’ privacy is our highest priority. We understand the sensitive nature of the information we handle and our responsibility Read More
  • Jean Smart: After the Witch Trials Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:19:34 +0000
    What do you do when the paper trail for your ancestor ends? Jean Smart discovered the answer was to not give up. Jean went on a road of discovery and found that her 8x great-grandmother, Dorcas Galley, was accused as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Shortly after her trial in 1692, Dorcas appeared to vanish Read More
  • Molly Shannon: Secrets in Irish Marriage Records Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:44:46 +0000
    Sometimes a simple piece of paper can unlock a deep and tragic story about your ancestors. That’s what happened for Molly Shannon, who went on an emotional journey to trace her 2x great-grandparents, Hugh Cattigan and Bridget Farry. Molly’s adventure led her to Ireland, where she discovered their 1851 marriage certificate. That simple piece of Read More
  • Ancestry Product Update: Family Group Sheets are Back! Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:01:34 +0000
    The Family Group Sheet has returned to aid in your research! If you are unfamiliar with a Family Group Sheet (or Family Group Record), it is a view of parents and children in a family, and is designed to show names, dates, and places of birth, marriages, and deaths in an easy-to-read format. It has Read More
  • Alternative WWI Army Service Detail Sources Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:15:12 +0000
    Searching for information on Army military service from World War I can be a bit difficult for some researchers due to the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). We tend to think we have to only look for World War I Army service information at the NPRC and if the records burned, Read More
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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

  • ‘Family History’ Genealogy Drama Pilot on ABC Television Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:57:17 +0000
    The U.S. may get a new genealogy-related television program. A one-time pilot episode has been produced. ABC television has acquired the rights to the program and probably will offer it as a weekly show, to be called Family History. The hour-long fictional family drama is inspired by the recent explosion in genetic genealogy testing. It […]
  • Help Wanted at the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:39:03 +0000
    The following was written by the folks at the Godfrey Memorial Library: The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut is searching for an Executive Director. The Godfrey is a non-profit member library of Genealogy and Family History with an extensive collection of genealogies, histories and reference material, along with a web site which includes unique […]
  • Findmypast Announces Two Key Leadership Appointments Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:06:02 +0000
    The following announcement was written by Findmypast: Findmypast, part of the DC Thomson group, appoints Mark Brooker and Sam Otter to leadership positions Brooker joins the Findmypast board as Director Otter, an experienced digital and ecommerce leader, appointed as Findmypast’s new Chief Revenue Officer. London, October 16th 2018 Leading British & Irish family history company, […]
  • 13 Pages from the Missouri 1880 US Census Population Schedule Long Thought Lost have been Discovered Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:55:26 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office: Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, in collaboration with the Missouri Historical Society, today announced the discovery of 13 pages from the 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. Identified by the staff of the Missouri State Archives, a division of Ashcroft’s […]
  • Plus Edition Newsletter Has Been Sent Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:30:50 +0000
    To all Plus Edition subscribers: A notice of the latest EOGN Plus Edition newsletter was sent to you a few minutes ago. Here are the articles in this week’s Plus Edition newsletter: (+) One Easy Method to Create Online Databases for Your Website, Replacing Spreadsheets Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results Showing she has Native American […]
  • Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Results Showing she has Native American Heritage Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:38:00 +0000
    A rather silly political battle has been underway for more than a year between Donald Trump and Senator Elizabeth Warren. It seems that Warren stated that her family had always told her that the family has Native American ancestry. Donald Trump made fun of her claim, referring top her as “Pocahontas” and other derogatory names. […]
  • More on the 2020 Census Citizenship Question and Litigation Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:17:03 +0000
    The following announcement was posted to the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies mailing list by Jan Meisels Allen: As previously reported on the IAJGS Records Access Alert, the addition to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 US Census by the Commerce Department has resulted in at least six lawsuits. The largest lawsuit, […]
  • Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:15:10 +0000
    The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: Online Webinars, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can […]
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