google-site-verification: google82af41cbbb927c7d.html Grove Creek Family History: June 2014

Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Monday, June 16, 2014

Do I Still Need a Desktop Genealogy Program (whine, whine)?

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This question comes up over and over again in my service as a family history consultant and as an LDS Church Family History missionary. My explanations have fallen on deaf ears most of the time. As consultants and missionaries, we try to provide the very best of our knowledge to our patrons. We want to help them be successful. However, many people don't really want to be successful because it takes effort. GENEALOGY TAKES EFFORT! Effort means giving it more than five minutes in a rush to other things or tick it off of your to-do list!

The reasons for using a desktop genealogy program (in addition to the FamilySearch Family Tree) are many. Since I have never been able to give a satisfactory explanation, I am pointing you to my friend Renee Zamora. Her article here explains, in depth, much better than I ever could. Yeah, you may have to work at little, but the effort is worth it!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FamilySearch Records Growing by Leaps and Bounds!

FamilySearch has added 122 million images and records to their website in the last three months. This is so exciting. I love finding family history information at 3:00 am in my jammies! Click here to read the latest!

If you are interested in joining the armies of indexers accomplishing this work, please click here for more information. I tell you, try'll like it!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Do You Have Eastern European Ancestors?

If so, this conference is for you. I attended last year and what I learned has propelled me forward this year in my research. Each area of the world has it's quirks and Eastern Europe is no exception. The #1 thing that I learned is that you have to know your HISTORY or you get nowhere in finding your ancestors. If you want to jump start your Eastern European research but don't know where to start...START HERE! Register for this conference and come pick the brains of the experts!
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