Friday, December 17, 2010
New Features as of December 2010
The December 2010 release has many improvements. Among these are the ability to watch individuals,
receive e-mail notifications when changes occur, and some temple-related changes.
Receive E-mail Notifications for Changes
You can now “watch” individuals in your family tree and receive an e-mail notification when information
about them changes.
For now, the notification identifies the following types of changes:
• Someone changes the individual’s summary.
• Someone starts a new discussion or adds a comment to an existing discussion.
• Someone combines an individual that you are watching with another record.
• Someone separates a record from an individual that you are watching.
The notification e-mail will eventually list more types of changes.
Select the Individuals in a Family Whose Ordinances You Want to Do
When you reserve the ordinances for a family, you can now deselect any family member whose ordinances
you do not want to do.
Reserve Ordinances for Someone Born in the Last 95 Years
If you try to reserve ordinances for someone who was born in the last 95 years, the system now asks whether
you are the closest living relative or have permission from the closest living relative to do the ordinances.
Note: The closest living relatives are, in this order:
• An undivorced spouse. (The spouse to whom the individual was married when he or she died.)
• An adult child.
• A parent.
• A brother or sister.
If you need to obtain permission to do ordinances, verbal approval is acceptable. Family members should
work together to determine when the ordinances will be done and who will do them.
Please honor the wishes of the closest living relative. Doing ordinances against those wishes can cause hard
feelings within families and towards the Church.
RootsTech combines several conferences in one. The BYU Conference on Computerized Family History, the BYU Family History Technology Workshop, and the FamilySearch Developers Conference. RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, BYU, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.
This is going to be a wonderful and eye-opening conference! Early registration is $99 through January 7, 2011 then beginning January 8, 2011 the price jumps to $150! Register at RootsTech.org.
Friday, December 3, 2010
$22.50 Check to "CES Adult Religion". 1st Class-take checks. 2011 WEDNESDAY classes only:
- JANUARY 5 - APRIL 2011 WEDNESDAYS-Noon-2:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m. Classes
Instructions to Sign Up http://www.byufh.blogspot.com/
- Click on Comments -- bottom of this page
- In "Leave Your Comment" box, type in your: NAME, WARD & STAKE, E-MAIL, PHONE # plus DAY & TIME you want to attend classes (Wed. 12-2 or 2-4 p.m.)
- Under that Click Anonymous, then Click: "PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT" 3 or 4 times-or until the comment box is empty. Your info will appear at the bottom of the list.
- Once you've received confirmation of your saved information, click the upper left backspace arrow twice to return to Home Page. (For assistance contact Cheryl Norman-- 801-756-3112 firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
- $4.00 check to "Lindsay Powell" for manual
- Notebook and pencil
- Flashdrive (Thumbdrive) OPTIONAL
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
A Celebration of Family History is now available for purchase at the LDS Distribution Center. It is also available to view from BYU TV. It is the program that was featured in April 2010 in conjunction with the National Genealogical Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This program features family history stories, talks, and incredible music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.You won't be sorry! By the way, it makes a great gift for the family history guru in your family!
By the way, the FamilySearch blog is a great place to visit to stay updated on the inner workings of FamilySearch! The FamilySearch blog is listed under Our Blog List on the right side of the page or just click https://blog.beta.familysearch.org/!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
- Scandinavian expert Linda Baker is available at the Library on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Danish experts Orla and Karen Pedersen are available at the Library on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- German expert Ray Joos is available at the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Danish, Norwegian and Russian expert Larry Parkinson is available Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
- Don't forget that we have our very own German experts in our library on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Kurt and Sheela Matthia can help you out!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Do you know the difference? Do you know that BOTH are important to your family history? The Church History Library focuses on the history of the church as a whole, whereas the Family History Library focuses on multigenerational families and individuals. The reason that you would want to use the Church History Library is that you can learn about the history of the time period of your ancestors. This additional information puts "meat" on the bones of your family history dates. Did you know that the Church History Library has the most complete listing of Mormon pioneer emigrants and companies who traveled to Utah from 1847-1868? See for yourself at www.mormontrail.lds.org. You will be surprised at what you can find! Of course, the Church History Library has much more than this one database! Check it out! Below is an example of what I found for my ancestor, Amelia Evans.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
If this library doesn't doesn't look familiar to you, listen up! This is the new library that was created when the FHC in the south Salt Lake area were consolidated. If you missed my post about it, go back a couple of months for a viral tour of this library. This library also holds classes of all sorts! Go to this list and you will find the perfect class for your needs!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
#1 FamilySearch Labs (new technologies) labs.familysearch.org
#2 FamilySearch Research Wiki-wiki.familysearch.org
#3 FamilySearch Forums-forums.familysearch.org
#4 Research Series Classes Online-familysearch.org
Roll over library tab
Click on Education
Click Family History Research Series Online
Select a lesson
Monday, August 30, 2010
Salt Lake City Family History Expo 2010-The Joy of Family History; How to Inspire Members and Leaders
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Salt Lake City Family History Expo 2010-Crossing the Ocean with the Internet by Leslie Albrecht Huber
I didn't think to have someone take a picture of me while I was doing this! I guess this is where you get to use your imagination!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Mr. Kemp talked about how each one of us can make a difference! We need to share our genealogy online and push it out so that the information gets out there for others to enjoy. He mentioned that we need to "scrub" up our records to share. I took this to mean that we need to make them the best that we can, with proper citations, etc. Nothing is more frustrating than finding information that you have been looking for and then realizing that you have no idea if it is believable or not because there are no sources! Grrr!
Sharing our information can be done many different ways. Think Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, Scribd.com (use this to park your histories and such). Mr. Kemp even posted this talk so you can read it in full and see the PowerPoint presentation, Kemp, Thomas-Let Your Light Shine! If we will take the time to learn the technology, we can become that light that Mr. Kemp talked about! Remember, you CAN make a difference!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
- Arlene Eakle, PhD, president and founder of The Genealogical Institute, Inc. Eakle is a consultant, lecturer, author and researcher specializing in the geographic areas of New York, Southern U.S., British Isles, Switzerland, and parts of Germany.
- Kory Meyerink, Vice–President of ProGenealogists will speak on Pennsylvania German Research and Pennsylvania ancestors.
- Author Leslie Albrecht Huber will present on topics to help you trace your immigrant ancestors as well as sign copies of her book The Journey Takers.
P.O. Box 187
Morgan, UT 84050
To remove your registration, send your request to: email@example.com. Please include your name, ward name, and stake name.
Invite others to register at: http://priesthood.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Saturday Family History Seminar Series at Riverton Library
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Our Next Meeting
10 July 2010
Topic: Are You My Mother? -
Finding Maiden Names In Your Tree
We will discuss various record types and research techniques that can provide clues about "missing" mothers.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sue Maxwell does a great job on her blog! Make her a weekly read on your "To Do" list!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Rooms 2258 & 2260 CONF
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
There is some confusion that needs to be cleared up. The website beta.familysearch.org that will eventually replace the www.familysearch.org site is available to any user free of charge. The beta.familysearch.org website currently provides the millions of additional records and where digitized and indexed records will eventually reside.
The website new.familysearch.org is currently only available to members of the LDS church. Eventually as required features are added to new.familysearch.org, the site will become part of www.familysearch.org and will eventually allow public users to have access to the tree. That time has not been determined and when it does happen plans are to regulate the growth of the site by allowing current users to invite others until we can get the site to a point where it can sustain a significant number of users. Only then can access to the general public to new.familysearch.org be considered.
nFS Product Manager, FamilySearch
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Ancestry Insider: A Celebration of Family History
Friday, May 7, 2010
During the month of May all the historical newspapers on Footnote.com will be open to the public. A free registration is needed to view the images.
To access the newspaper collections visit www.footnote.com/newspapers
On Footnote you will find newspapers ranging from small towns to major cities and dating back to the 1700’s. Whether a historian or a genealogist, historical newspapers are one of the best resources that provide a unique window into the past.
Saturday, May 15th @ 9:00am in the Grove Creek FHC
Sunday, May 16th @ 8:00pm in the Grove Creek FHC
Please come and invite your friends!
P.S. A link has been added to the FamilySearch Wiki under New FamilySearch.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The next regular, second-Saturday-of-the-month meeting of the Utah Valley PAF (Personal Ancestral File) Users Group will be on Saturday, 8 May 2010, from 9 am to noon in the LDS "Red Chapel", 4050 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. There is a map showing the location on the group's website http://www.uvpafug.org/. The main presentation for this meeting will be by Don and Diane Snow on FREEWARE AND SHAREWARE FOR FAMILY HISTORY. Their talk will show examples of free software and how they have used it in family history. The handout for the meeting will include the websites to download that freeware, plus many other free programs and will be posted on the Group's webpage. They will also give short reports about the 2010 BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference and the National Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, both held in the Salt Palace last week. They were speakers at the BYU Conference. The Snows have been involved with family history for many years and have served 4 LDS Church family history missions as a couple. Their last mission was to the London Family History Centre in England from which they returned 18 months ago. Don has been a Vice President of the Utah Valley PAF Users Group for many years. They are both retired BYU faculty members where Don taught Mathematics and Diane taught Humanities. This month they have just returned from serving as volunteer teachers in the fledgling Nauvoo Uinversity. See http://www.nauvoouniversity.com/ for information about this new school.
Following the main presentation there will be several classes taught concerning technology and family history. As always there will be classes and topics for all levels of expertise and interest. The classes and teachers presently scheduled for this meeting are as follows. (1) Documenting Sources in PAF 5 and in New FamilySearch, by Duane Dudley; (2) Genealogy on Your MAC - Bells and Whistles, by Venita Parry; (3) Hardware and Software Q&A, by Jerry Castillo; (4) Individual Help with PAF & NFS, by Finn Hansen and Max & Kathy Henrie; (5) Q&A: Freeware and Shareware for Family History. by Don and Diane Snow; (6) Video of last month's main presentation: FamilySearch's Extended Tree, by Tim Cross; (7) Ancestral Quest, by Merlin Kitchen; (8) Legacy 7.4, by Joel Graham; and (9) RootsMagic 4, by Sue Maxwell.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Dear Family History Consultant:
We are excited to announce a great new resource for you to use as you teach others how to use the new FamilySearch. We have created a fully functional training version of new.familysearch.org that contains fictitious data designed specifically for training purposes. In this system, you will be able to:
· Use practice exercises to teach others how to use the new.familysearch.org Web site.
· Add, edit, and modify information without the worry of using real data.
· Combine and separate records.
· Practice submitting names for temple ordinances. Note: You can print a Family Ordinance Request, but do not take the request to the temple.
· Use the Help Center to search for answers to questions, and find additional training helps, including access to the new FamilySearch E-learning Course.
· Submit GEDCOMs that are limited to five names.
· Use your account until it expires after six months.
· Get a new account each time your old account expires.
The training system will:
· Delete any data you have added after your account expires.
· Refresh the account and return it to its original state so it can be used again.
· Continue to be upgraded as the new FamilySearch system is enhanced.
Access to this new training system is available at: https://training.familysearch.
This is the first version of the training system. It provides the full functionality of new FamilySearch and has a basic set of exercises. We will continue to enhance the exercises based on feedback from those using the system. We hope this will prove to be a great new training resource for you while you teach classes about the new FamilySearch. The training system is available now.