FamilySearch Labs: AI enabled searching for all names in deeds and wills

A few hours late today resulted in some new deeds and ancestral names in deeds of other people. All the names are rarely indexed until now. Searching by name and place in digitized records was easy peasy. Thank you, FamilySearch! I have used this excellent, but not perfect, advancement a few times now and I […]

New DNA Uploads to MyHeritage for free including access to advanced DNA features

An early RootsTech news release is below. I will try to keep readers updated on a variety of the news that I receive over the next several days. RootsTech, a large genealogy event, is taking place February 29-March 2 in Salt Lake City. If you aren’t traveling there, you can view many of the presentations […] adds U.S. records about Black and Indigenous Soldiers in the American Revolution

A Fold3 press release covers the addtion of some records of Black and Indigenous Soldiers in the American Revolution, 1775-1783. It states that types of records in the collection may include: “Records in this collection are unique and the available information will vary by record. The following information may be available:” Read more details

The beginnings of MyHeritage in a short documentary

From a Daniel Horowitz press release: “We recently celebrated 20 years since MyHeritage’s founding! In honor of the occasion, I’m delighted to share with you an amazing documentary produced by our team that tells the story of MyHeritage: from Gilad’s passion for family history at a young age, to an international company with millions of […]

10 Million Names Family History Project of enslaved people and descendants from Africa

FamilySearch International and American Ancestors are collaborating on a project, 10 Million Names. The project seeks to recover the names and restore information to families of an estimated 10 million men, women, and children of African descent who were enslaved in pre- and post-colonial America, including what would become the United States. 10 Million Names […]

North Carolina Genealogical Society 2024 Virtual Conference March 15 & 16

Have you heard about this two-day conference you can attend from the comfort of your own home? No matter where you reside! It takes place on March 15 & 16 during the daytime. 9:55 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT. $69 NCGS members / $79 non-members Entitles you to 8 live lectures, the syllabus, and 60-day […]

Presidents Day. Not for shopping, sales, or truly for not working!

In case you didn’t know, the real reason Presidents Day was established was to celebrate George Washington’s February 22d birthday. It has become a tradition to also honor Abraham Lincoln and his February 12th birthday on this third Monday of February. From the U.S. National Archives website: “Washington’s Birthday was the first federal holiday to […]

Tuesday, 20 May is GRIP Genealogy Institute Registration

I’m excited. Only 2 more days until registration opens. It’s an online registration process. A few more reasons to register for the Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills course for which I am the Coordinator and one of the instructors. It will be taking place online from 23-28 June in the 2024 GRIP Genealogy Institute. […]

GRIP 2024 “Digging Deeper” Friday Sessions and Reasons to Register

Only 3 more days till registration opens for the virtual Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills course and the other 19 courses of GRIP Genealogy Institute for 2024. June and July will be busy education months. I’ve already blogged about the Monday through Friday sessions in Digging Deeper, and the Friday sessions are below. Still […]