Thursday, June 23, 2011

BYU 43rd Annual Conference on Family History

The 43rd annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy will be held from July 26 to July 29, 2011, at the BYU Conference Center and will feature more than 100 classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced participants. This year's theme focuses on building and strengthening your family ties through family history. Instruction topics include:
  • New Family Search
  • Family Search
  • Research Methods
  • Using computers, Internet, and Technology
  • British Research
  • Computer Tools (hands-on workshop)
  • Church Records Worldwide
  • Writing Family Histories
  • United States Research
  • International Research
  • Scandinavian and German Research

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Get Your Geek On!

Technology is a wonderful genealogical tool. TechTips provides easy to understand information on how to utilize technology in your family history research. Articles range from techniques you can use to restore old photos, tips for scanning documents, ways to use mobile genealogy tools, and much more. Have some technology pearls of wisdom to share? Techtips is always looking for community contributors. Visit TechTips today.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Treasured Story of a Little Heroine

Do you have a family story that is intriguing and you wish you knew the facts? One such story posted in the FamilySearch Forums was about two sisters, one of whom died, in a fire in Wyoming. Through the FamilySearch Forums, the research help community assisted in finding the true story by pointing to online digitized newspapers for Evanston, Wyoming, where an article about the fire was found. There was a fire when the parents were away from home. Three-year-old Jennette Quintrell and her little infant sister Alberta were surrounded by fire. Jennette's heroic courage was amazing as she pushed Alberta before her out of the home even though her own clothing was on fire. Jennette died shortly after from the burns, but her heroism and love for her sister is an inspiration to us all. Every day, people discover their family stories through FamilySearch Forums. Click here to see for yourself how the Forums work.