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In this video, Mike Sandberg demonstrates how to connect to the Family Tree on FamilySearch. By connecting to the world’s largest family tree on FamilySearch (over 1.2 billion people), you may be able to connect to relatives from all over the world—deceased and living!
This presentation was part of RootsTech Connect 2021. Find hundreds of free family history classes, keynotes, and more.
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RootsTech is hosted by FamilySearch, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to creating inspiring family discovery experiences. RootsTech is the premier global event and learning resource for making family connections and receiving guidance to help people learn more about their families.
FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people worldwide connect with their families: past, present, and future. Our partnerships with thousands of record custodians and major genealogical organizations allow us to make billions of records available for you to research your family tree free of charge! Regardless of where or how you research your ancestry, we have specialists all over the world to help you experience the joy of connecting with your heritage.
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Posted by Ancestry Team | July 2, 2021 | The origins and meanings of many last names are fascinating. Can you guess the sometimes surprising facts behind these common* last names? Have fun taking the quiz and at the end, enter your own last name and see where it leads.
Posted by FamilySearch | July 7, 2021, | Today, FamilySearch announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 would be a fully virtual family history event on March 3–5, 2022. After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech. The success of this online experience is spectacular proof of humanity’s interest in discovering our roots and connecting.
Posted By Ester | July 5, 2021 | We are happy to introduce the ability to confirm or reject a Theory of Family Relativity™ on MyHeritage. This functionality has been widely requested by our DNA users, and we are delighted to deliver it.
Posted by Lisa Lisson |July 12, 2021 | As a US-based genealogy researcher, I’m often asked how Findmypast can benefit those tracing American ancestors. It’s a myth that Findmypast only offers British and Irish records. This incredible site has so much to offer researchers tracking ancestors in the United States too.
Posted by Jenny Ashcraft | July 14, 2021 | Thanks for joining us earlier this month during our live stream from the Gettysburg battlefield. Our privilege was to work with the American Battlefield Trust as we learned more about this important battle. We’re highlighting a few of the soldier’s stories and artifacts you may have missed during the broadcast. Our special thanks to David Malgee from the Gettysburg Foundation. His amazing collection of Gettysburg artifacts are both a poignant and illustrative reminder of the impact this battle had on so many soldiers, their families, and communities back home.
Posted by Jenny Ashcraft | July 12, 2021 | On July 15, 1799, during Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt, a French soldier spotted a black stone covered in inscriptions outside of the Egyptian city of Rosetta. Suspecting it could be an important cultural find, he brought it to the attention of his superiors. As it came to be known, the Rosetta Stone contained an ancient decree written in three types of scripts. One of them was Egyptian hieroglyphics. Using the Rosetta Stone and comparing the hieroglyphics to the other writings, a French linguist cracked the hieroglyphic code. For the first time since hieroglyphics died out in the 4th century, scholars were able to decipher a lost language, and the field of Egyptology was born.
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RELIABLE genealogical conclusions depend on reliable data. Central to any good investigation is an appreciation of where the data came from so that other investigators can re-examine it and re-establish the conclusions reached. Genealogy is little more than anecdote when the sources for facts are not cited, and clear references to sources are not given. Referencing for Genealogists will enable others to follow in your footsteps because it gives you the means to write clear, unambiguous references that provide solid support to the evidence you offer towards your conclusions. It is packed with examples that the reader can learn from and provide a treasure trove of sources invaluable to any genealogist.
Ian Macdonald is a professional genealogist and a genealogical studies (PG Certificate, PG Diploma, and Masters) at the University of Strathclyde. He has been a speaker at “Who Do You Think You Are” conferences in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and a Society of Genealogists expert in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is chairman of the Register of Qualified Genealogists and deputy editor of The Journal of Genealogy and Family History.
Evidence Explained: History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace 3rd Edition Revised Hardcover | by Elizabeth Shown Mills
Evidence Explained is the definitive guide to the citation and analysis of historical sources–a guide so thorough that it leaves nothing to chance. While countless websites now suggest ways to identify their offerings, few of those address the analytical needs of a researcher concerned with the nature and provenance of web material, whose numerous incarnations and transformations often affect the reliability of their content.
In the two years since the Third Edition was published, changes at major repositories and online information providers–as well as the ever-evolving electronic world–have generated new citation and analysis challenges for researchers. Consequently, Mrs. Mills has once again revised her citation models and added descriptions and evaluations of numerous contemporary materials not included in the original Third Edition.