Published by FamilySearch: Finding Irish Marriage Records

I have been researching my Irish roots for over 50 years.  When I want to search for an Irish marriage record, I go to FamilySearch and to GenealogyBank to get the details. I use FamilySearch because it has the preeminent collection of Irish church and governmental registers, and GenealogyBank because it was common for Irish…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/finding-irish-marriage-records/

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Published by FamilySearch: Discovering the Lost Diary of Aunt Doris

She was my great aunt, but I knew her as Aunt Doris. As a child, my family and I would visit in her assisted living apartment, where we’d talk about past and present events of her life while she shared snacks with us. Occasionally, we’d walk with her to the building’s main dining room. But…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/discovering-lost-diary-aunt-doris/

Published by FamilySearch: Start Saving Those Family Photos & Stories–Now–One at a Time!

So, you’ve been researching and documenting your family history for a few years now and have a long list of places to visit and facts to track down.  Where should you start? What are the most important things that you should do first? For me, the two most urgent items that you should act on…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/start-saving-family-photos-storiesnowone-time/

Published by FamilySearch: RootsTech 2016 Announces Opening Day Keynotes, Bruce Feiler and Paula Williams Madison

RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today the first three keynote speakers in its all-star lineup for RootsTech 2016. The first general session (Thursday, February 4, 2016) will feature three inspiring speakers, which include New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler, award-winning journalist Paula Williams Madison, and the president and CEO…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2016-announces-opening-day-keynotes-bruce-feiler-paula-williams-madison/

Published by FamilySearch:  #FamilyHistoryFind!!!

Thom Reed, a FamilySearch employee, was recently featured in Time Magazine, where he shared some of his own story about the challenges of finding records about ancestors who were slaves. He, along with many others who are in the African American community, are also turning their efforts to the Freedman Bureau community indexing project, which…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familyhistoryfind/