Favorite Reads of the Week: 9 April 2016
My favorite article this week is about genealogical education opportunities. Check it out!
At Legacy Tree Genealogists, our core team members have at least one of the following: a genealogy or genetics-based degree, a professional accreditation, or a minimum of ten years’ professional-level research experience. While our educational pursuits have prepared us for our current careers, there are many people who don’t know that such genealogical education is …
This is exciting news for everyone using MyHeritage.com:
Lehi-MyHeritage, the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history, has launched a new addition to its suite of technologies: Book Matching. This innovation automatically researches users’ family trees in historical books with high precision. “It found well over 500 books with information on my family, most of which I’d never seen before.
Here are the rest of my favorite reads:
Creating and Sharing Family History
Here come the brides: First Phyllis Jo Raymond, then Susan Kay Traver, and finally, Julia Cain. The three generations of women all wore the same lace wedding dress, handed down from mother to daughter, and from mother to daughter again.
Cleaning is a skill you have to hone. No one comes out of the womb knowing how to blast a red wine stain out of a white shirt, so it makes sense that most of us have picked up a lesson or two from our more knowledgable family members.
Anyone who has been to one of my presentations knows I’m not a big fan of bullet points. I prefer to show a lot of screenshots and examples. When I do include bullet points, they are seldom the main focus of the slide. Along the way I discovered Keynote – the presentations app in Apple’s suite…
Some folks have their family tree online at Ancestry or Family Search, and these are accessible by apps on any smart phone or tablet. If you are on the road you have access to your charts and information.
JRNL.com, an online app that merges technology and journaling, providing users with the ability to record meaningful content quickly and easily, is pleased to announce their newest feature; Sharing. JRNL’s Sharing, part of their Free Basic package, allows users to tell a more complete story by obtaining contributions from friends and family.
New York antique map collector Paul Cohen says he has the original plat map of Salt Lake City. The map will be on exhibition at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend. A New York dealer in antique maps and rare books claims to have found the first map of Salt Lake City.
Contributed By Larry W. Humpherys, Church News contributor Article Highlights The Lord provides a way for the faithful to keep His commandments. My pioneer great-great-grandparents, Thomas and Mary Sudbury Humpherys, were baptized into the Church in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, in 1849.
Make sure to visit me here on Monday, April 11th! I have joined with some other amazing LDS Bloggers and we are sharing special blog posts about the most recent LDS General Conference Session on our blogs.
Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build four new temples located in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in that city). The announcement came during his remarks at the Sunday morning session of the Church’s 186th annual general conference.
For each of the 12 temples listed below, we include a preconstruction rendering, a construction site photo, the construction status and the announcement, groundbreaking and, when available, scheduled dedication dates. For more information about how Mormon temples differ from chapels, see our resource, ” Of Chapels and Temples: Explaining Mormon Worship Services.”
Children and Families
Saturday night story time for my little one consisted of listening to MY Grandpa reading The Tooth Book. This awesome moment was many years and the efforts of several people in the making. Here’s what it took to make the magic happen: My Grandpa visited my family years ago – in the 80s maybe?
As we’ve held family council it has: Helped me stay organized and on top of things. I no longer feel so frazzled. Helped my whole family feel more organized. They know what to expect in the upcoming week.
Lisa Louise Cooke’s daughter Lacey Cooke shares tips on family history for kids: how to share it with them successfully. (Ignore the eye-rolling!) At RootsTech 2016, Lisa Louise Cooke took a few moments to chat with her daughter, Lacey Cooke, a recent addition to the Genealogy Gems team.
I recently used a technique called parental phasing as part of the proof that one Curtis Lore found in Pennsylvania was the same person as Curtis Benjamin Lore, found later in Indiana. Given that I’ve already used parental phasing as part of a proof argument, I’d like to break it down further and explain the concepts behind parental phasing, what…
A practice I had utilized in a prior post, regarding New York state deaths appearing in Connecticut sources, has turned up in a new context. In the prior case, someone from Connecticut had died in New York, and her detailed death was recorded in a Connecticut newspaper, while no civil record of death was recorded locally, which is not surprising for New York State.
“Oh,” so many people say, “there’s nothing to be found in those old law books that’s worth the effort of finding them.” “Oh,” The Legal Genealogist hears time and again, “there’s really not going to be any genealogical information in legislative records.” Oh, of course not…
These 4 tips for courthouse research will help you get the most out of your searches for U.S. courthouse records. Finding your family history in a county courthouse can be a real thrill. But courthouses can be a little…overwhelming. Confusing. Intimidating. And frustrating, if you feel like you’re wasting the little bit of time you have there.
What do you do to find the burial location of someone who died without being buried? Now, think about this question a little. There is no burial location for someone who wasn’t buried. This includes the multitude of people buried “at sea.”
When it comes to genealogy, there is much to explore. There are ancestors to be found, mysteries to be solved, and stories to be written. Getting excited to do the research is the easy part. Figuring out where to start, can be a bit more challenging.
Maybe you would like to visit their hometown in Germany, Peru, or the Philippines? Or perhaps you would just like to know how they managed to survive on a rural Midwest farm during the Great Depression and what the old homestead looks like today. Now you can do all these things and never leave your home.