When is the last time you discovered an important new genealogy record because of the FamilySearch indexing effort? Did you know that when you attach a record hint generated by the system you may also have the option to send a thank you to the indexer? Lest we ever forget that our ability to research quickly and effectively is due to the efforts of many who volunteer their time, during this season of Thanksgiving we can take a moment and give thanks. Recently in reviewing the FamilySearch details for my third great grandfather, Hickman Monroe Shults, I saw a new...
Today I'm introducing Alana McCormack, my newly discovered cousin from London, England. Actually, Alana discovered me! FamilySearch sent her an email that she had Mormon pioneer relatives, something she never thought possible since she and her mum were the only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her direct line. Alana found our connection through our ancestress Mary Holloway, born 1753 in Sussex, England who married James Coomber and had a passel of children. My line comes through Jane Coomber and Alana's line through her younger sister, Elizabeth Coomber. Jane married Thomas Huggett and had a...
I received the following email from FamilySearch Indexing: "Thanks to your grandparents...you're here! One of the highlights of their story was their wedding." My 3 year old daughter agrees - weddings are certainly a highlight of life. She loves looking at my wedding photos and asks me all the time, "Mom, are you already married?" She looks forward to her own wedding someday. Until then, she's content to dress up in white and sing "here comes the bride" while dancing with her brother or cousins. I decided to join the cause and logged in to FamilySearch Indexing today. In my messages...
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We are thrilled to have Robin Wirthlin as our genetic genealogist. Robin has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.