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  • 5 Ideas for Helping Others Find Joy in Temple and Family History Work Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:37:21 +0000
    by Kathryn Grant Have you seen someone’s eyes light up when they add an ancestor to Family Tree? Have you felt the power of someone’s testimony about doing temple work for a loved one beyond the veil? These are some of the sweetest experiences of helping others with temple and family history work. On the […]
  • FamilySearch Free Sign-in Offers Greater Subscriber Experiences and Benefits Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:45:39 +0000
    Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer.  Since its launch in 1999, FamilySearch has added millions of users, billions of various historical records, and […]
  • Family History on the Sabbath Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:07:49 +0000
    The Sabbath day is a day of reflection, service, renewing of our covenants, and serving God and others. Prophets have always encouraged us to honor the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy and improve our Sabbath day worship. In his April 2015 general conference address President Russell M. Nelson called the Sabbath a “delight.” […]
  • Mobile Access to the Consultant Planner Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:49:30 +0000
    The consultant planner is one of the most useful tools available in your work as a family history consultant or helper. It allows you to access member trees, prayerfully plan lessons, and monitor member progress as you help others have successful family history experiences. You can now access this planner in the FamilySearch Family Tree […]
  • What’s New: Map Your Ancestors Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:53:42 +0000
    I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it would be like to get a glimpse of their world. The Family Tree app recently added a feature that, in some cases, can help that become a reality by allowing you to map key events […]
  • Five Great Records about Your Military Ancestor Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:43:29 +0000
    by Katy Barnes Are you looking for a way to honor your American military ancestors this Veteran’s Day? How about using historical records to learn about them and their service? You can use various repositories, collections, and websites spanning many conflicts to find your soldier-ancestor. From the Revolution to World War II and later conflicts, […]
  • Completing Tasks on the FamilySearch Tree Mobile App Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:44:52 +0000
    There’s a reason family history is so important—taking some time out of each day to turn your heart to your ancestors can enrich your life, establish your identity, and strengthen your family. Thanks to new and constantly advancing technologies that are available today, it has become easier than ever to integrate family history moments into […]
  • What’s New: Logged-in Home Page Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:59:45 +0000
    Last year, FamilySearch updated the home page to make it a more personalized experience. These changes put your family memories and recommended tasks front and center, making it easier for you to connect with your ancestors. We’ve created a video to highlight the new features. You can watch the video below.   At a Glance […]
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Ancestry.com latest news

  • Introducing We Remember – Free Online Memorials Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:30:19 +0000
    We are proud to announce We Remember, the newest product from Ancestry. At Ancestry our goal is to help everyone discover, preserve, and share their family story. We realized one area we could do this better was around celebrating the life of those you knew and loved. That’s where We Remember comes in. With We Read More
  • Mexican Research: Not Just For “Dia de los Muertos” Anymore Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:21:33 +0000
    In the not too distant past, “many people of Mexican descent only thought about researching their ancestry on the Day of the Dead,” according to Evan Christensen, a genealogist at AncestryProGenealogists. But that wasn’t due to a lack of interest in their rich family histories. In fact, AncestryProGenealogists research team manager Joseph Shumway believes that Read More
  • Ancestry Product Update: Person Page Changes Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:27:50 +0000
    We recently released a couple changes to the Fact and Lifestory pages and wanted to share how you can benefit from this update:  Quick Edit Hover Quickly edit via the Quick Edit without having to navigate to that family member’s page, edit, and return to your previously spot. Hover over the family members’ card and Read More
  • Your DNA has a story to share. Now there’s a better way to tell it. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:36:18 +0000
    As we’ve talked to customers about what you want from your AncestryDNA results, your comments and suggestions inspired us to make some changes. So we’ve integrated more of your DNA test data into a single experience we call your DNA Story. Your DNA Story features a new way of displaying 150+ regions, a timeline of Read More
  • Help Preserve the Legacy of our Nation’s Heroes, While We Still Can Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:29:44 +0000
    The memories of our veterans paint a more vivid picture than any history book. But with each year, as veterans pass on, their stories are lost, too. Ancestry is working to preserve the stories of WWII, as told by the ones who were there. If you know any veterans who served in the war, add Read More
  • Continued Commitment to Customer Privacy and Control Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:00:37 +0000
    One of the powerful benefits of using AncestryDNA is discovering DNA Matches, potential relatives who share DNA with you. Thanks to more than 6 million people providing a little saliva, we are helping customers around the world discover new relatives and reunite with family every day. As more people take the AncestryDNA test, there are new Read More
  • The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:00:17 +0000
    This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, Sept-Oct 2009. James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness. The report of my death was an exaggeration. — Mark Twain Obituaries. Like heirlooms, they Read More
  • Flesh and Bones Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:05:19 +0000
    This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, Sept-Oct 2008.  A picture brings life to life, maybe more so in family history than anywhere else. What a relative looked like, his or her attitude, quirks, interests—looking at a photo changes someone from a name to flesh and bones. But what if you have no photo? You Read More
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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

  • (+) The True Expense of Genealogy Research Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:20:34 +0000
    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  The world has changed for genealogists in the past two or three decades. Anyone with a computer can now obtain more genealogy information online that what any public library in a town or a small city can provide. The online information […]
  • New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:04:44 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: New Royal Welch Fusiliers records, National Archives First World War Medical records and Pension Forms available to search this Findmypast Friday There are over 423,000 records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including; British Army, First World War Soldiers’ Medical Records Search for your military […]
  • QromaScan v3 Introduces Natural Language Tagging Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:35:30 +0000
    I wrote about the QromaScan device earlier. Start at https://duckduckgo.com/?q=site%3Aeogn.com+QromaScan&t=hg&ia=web to see my earlier articles. Now a major new software upgrade is available for QromaScan. Here is the announcement from Qroma LLC: Create Industry Standard Photo Metadata from Natural Voice Descriptions. SAN JOSE, California— November 17, 2017— Consumers frustrated by the complexity of scanning and organizing their film based images […]
  • Use a Twitter Bot to Colorize Your Black-And-White Photos in Seconds for Free Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:32:07 +0000
    Use a Twitter bot to colorize photos? It sounds strange but is true. If you tweet the Colorise Bot a photograph of a black-and-white photograph, will transform it into a technicolor picture. The best part? It’s super fast, with some images colorized in a matter of seconds. The new tool is the product of two […]
  • The Truth You’ve Never Heard About Plimoth Colony and the First Thanksgiving Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:12:11 +0000
    The Thanksgiving story you know probably goes a bit like this: English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they found a rich land full of animals and were greeted by a friendly Indian named Squanto, who taught them how to plant corn. The true story is more complicated. Once you learn about […]
  • Announcing a Change on FamilySearch: a New Free Sign-in Process Offers Greater Subscriber Experiences and Benefits Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:01:59 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the folks at: FamilySearch Salt Lake City, Utah (16 November 2017), Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer. Since its launch in 1999, FamilySearch has added millions of […]
  • A MyHeritage DNA Reunion was Featured Live on Good Morning America Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:43:08 +0000
    An emotional reunion between a mother and daughter who met for the first time took place today live on Good Morning America, the popular U.S. television program. The reunion happened thanks to MyHeritage DNA. Angie was a teenage mother who placed her baby Meribeth for adoption in 1986. She never got to hold Meribeth after […]
  • Findmypast Announces Plans to Publish Trinity Mirror Archive Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:06:48 +0000
    The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: Over 12 million pages from the archives of Trinity Mirror to be digitised and published online for the first time Two-year programme of intensive digitisation will nearly double the newspaper holdings of Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive London, 16th November 2017 Leading British family […]
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