A Faster, Easier Way to Find Collections on FamilySearch

Have you ever felt like FamilySearch doesn’t really want you to find specific collections or figure out what they have for a certain state?┬áConsider the steps you they point you to taking: Clicking the map Scrolling through the list Clicking on the state or “Start researching in <x>” Then you end up at a page…

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Notes from a 1940 Census Arbitrator

My name is Amy and I’m an arbitrator for the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Ok, you can stop throwing things at your monitor now. (And really, would your mother be happy to hear some of the words that just came out of your mouth?!) If you’re not familiar with the project, arbitrators are those…

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FamilySearch Has Lost Its Flash

It’s official. FamilySearch has lost its Flash. No, not the sparkly, “gee, this is the most awesome site since the dawn of time” kind of flash. I’m talking about Adobe Flash, which FamilySearch was using as its method to display images. Why does this mean anything to us as researchers? Because it changes how we…

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RootsTech Videos Available Online

For three days in early February, I was glued to my computer watching videos of sessions streaming from the RootsTech conference. Everyone in the blogosphere and on Twitter who were following along with me were asking the same question: Would these videos be made available later? The answer is Yes! Some of the sessions that…

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New RootsTech Conference

FamilySearch has just announced they will be hosting the new RootsTech Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City 10-12 February 2011. Sponsors of the conference include Ancestry.com, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), and Brigham Young University. Jim Ericson and Shipley Munson of FamilySearch described it as new type of genealogy/technology conference. Where…

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