Thursday, April 14, 2011
If you missed the popular inaugural RootsTech 2011 conference, you can now get a sampling of what all the excitement was about. The wildly popular new technology and family history conference held last month in Salt Lake City, Utah, made its keynote addresses and a few other popular presentations available online, free of charge. The six free presentations can be viewed at RootsTech.org. The RootsTech keynote videos are now available online through the RootsTech.org home page, or you can go directly to the video page: http://rootstech.familysearch.org/video.php.
Over 30 million new records have been added to familysearch.org through indexing efforts in the last few months. Records from the following countries have been included: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, United States, Venezuela, Wales, and Zimbabwe. In addition, the 1881 England and Wales Census index has received significant enhancements.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Family Photoloom is paving the way for a new generation of "image-enriched genealogy." Purposefully designed for family historians, Family Photoloom is a free web application that makes it easy to tag and link pictures, cross-index family and extended relationships, and archive and share images with anyone you choose. There is no software to install or upgrade -- Family Photoloom runs directly from your browser. Learn more and register for your free Family Photoloom account at: http://www.photoloom.com/nfs.html To use New FamilySearch with Family Photoloom, you must be both a Family Photoloom member and New FamilySearch user.