Family History Related Links

  • Speakers Announced for RootsTech 2014

    Posted: 26 December 2013

    Elder Neil L. Andersen will speak at the Family Discovery Day held in conjunction with the 2014 RootsTech conference. Keynote speakers include The Pioneer Woman blogger and author, Ree Drummond, and NieNie Dialogues blogger and author, Stephanie Nielsen.  Full Story

  • “My Family” Booklet Brings Generations Together

    Posted: 21 November 2013

    The new booklet My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together allows those without Internet access to record and preserve family history information for future generations using a pen or pencil.  Full Story

  • FamilySearch Photo Uploads Help Relatives Know Ancestors

    Posted: 30 October 2013

    Elder Jesse Yelton Cherry died while serving a mission in England in 1865. Over time his gravesite was lost. However, descendants have located the grave and uploaded pictures to Family Tree to help other relatives learn more about their common ancestor.  Full Story

  • FamilySearch Eye-Opening for Texas Community Members

    Posted: 21 October 2013

    Missionaries of the Texas Houston South Mission have begun teaching FamilySearch.org classes at the community library in Clear Lake, Texas. The one-on-one instruction provided by the missionaries has opened up new horizons for many community members.  Full Story

  • One Man, One Million Names

    Posted: 20 September 2013

    David Dawson found the perfect activity for keeping mentally alert and active—indexing. In the last six years he has indexed one million names.  Full Story

  • Want Emotionally Healthy Children? Tell Family Stories

    Posted: 30 May 2013

    Research conducted by psychologists at Emory University found a strong relationship between children’s knowledge of family history and various measures of emotional well-being. Children who knew more of their family history had more functional family lives, greater feelings of self-worth, and fewer signs of depression or anxiety.  Full Story

  • Elder Nelson Honors Heritage in Ephraim, Utah

    Posted: 29 May 2013

    Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles returned to the southern Utah community of Ephraim for the annual Scandinavian Days festival held May 23–25, where he said, “the spirit of pioneer dedication lives on.”  Full Story

  • Family History Conference Attracts Community and Youth

    Posted: 21 May 2013

    Nearly 1,000 individuals gathered in Houston to turn their hearts to their fathers at the Houston FamilySearch Genealogy Conference held on April 26–27.  Full Story