Sunday, February 9, 2014

Watch RootsTech 2014 Sessions Online

Watch sessions of last week's Global RootsTech Conference online for free! This is the world's largest family history and technology conference. It's for anyone from a beginner to an expert. So whether you are looking for tips and ideas, or a little extra motivation, check it out online at

Hear from internationally known bloggers Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Stephanie Nielson. See the Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, assemble and dismantle her family tree in her fantastic lecture about purposely and accurately telling our family stories.  Learn "What's New and What's Next" in the FamilySearch Family Tree from FamilySearch's own Ron Tanner. 

If you're an iPad user, check out Lisa Louise Cook's excellent session, "Become an iPad Power User".  Interested in Going Paperless? Watch "The Beginners Guide to Going Paperless". Or "Do it Yourself Photo Restoration" by the Ancestry Insider (without his mask!).  

There are 19 separate videos, and some of them contain multiple lectures.  World-class family history learning from the comfort of home!  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

FamilySearch Memories - much more than photos

FamilySearch Memories Landing Page
Memories are much more than photos! The Photos feature on is now called Memories. Upload photos and documents, record stories, and create albums about your ancestors. It's simple to do and lets you share your precious memories with all of your family.

So upload a photo, type a quick story, or create an album and save a little memory this week!

(And as always, come visit the Family History Center if you'd like some help or a quick demonstration. We love sharing memories!)

FamilySearch Memories -Documents page