Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
MyHeritage is making its collection of U.S. City Directories free to access from December 2-7, 2021. It is one of the most important collections you can use in your genealogical research.
This collection includes over 561 million records in 26,000 published city directories between 1860 and 1960. They typically include names, names of spouses, addresses, occupations, and workplaces, which makes them a rich source of information about family members in the United States — especially as an alternative to missing or destroyed census records. The MyHeritage collection is especially valuable because of its advanced indexing and multiple record consolidation, which make it much easier to find what you’re looking for and track your ancestors’ progress over time.
We have added a new video at Genealogy Guys Learn today! It is titled Introduction to City Directories and it is packed with examples of the many formats of information that they can contain. You can subscribe to Genealogy Guys Learn at https://genealogyguyslearn.com/. We offer 40 video and 20 written courses with new content added every month. AND take advantage of our Holiday Sale until January 1, 2022, and get a year's subscription for $69! (Our regular annual subscription price is $99, and this sale price is a 30% savings!)
Enter code HOLIDAY2021 at checkout. More details are available at our blog at http://blog.genealogyguys.com/2021/11/genealogy-guys-learn-holiday-sale.html.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Ready to Connect? RootsTech 2022 Registration Is Now Open!
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--FamilySearch opened registration today for RootsTech 2022, the largest family history event in the world held online March 3–5, 2022. It offers a forum where people of all ages across the globe are inspired to discover and share their memories and make meaningful connections. Register for free at RootsTech.org today. RootsTech 2022 will be a virtual-only experience, with some enhancements and improvements.
A new set of educational classes will be featured during 2022, along with new technologies to explore in the virtual expo hall, and inspiring stories shared by a fascinating line-up of keynote speakers.
“RootsTech 2022 is sure to be an incredible experience once again” said Jen Allen, event director for RootsTech. “Earlier this year, we organized our first-ever virtual event amid a pandemic—something we never thought would happen. But as we watched the participants come together to provide joyful learning experiences in many different languages, we knew something special was taking shape.”
Classes for the event will have a mix of on-demand, livestream, and interactive sessions that will allow attendees to learn, grow and connect to people all over the globe. Participants will also be able to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, experts, and enthusiasts. In 2022, the planners of RootsTech are looking to take that experience to the next level.
RootsTech is a place of connection. “We witnessed incredible connections [in 2021] between participants all over the world,” said Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch. “As they connected to their homelands and ultimately to their families, they then connected to each other. At FamilySearch, we choose connection, and we witness every day the ways family history transcends all walls of separation and unites us as the true story of humanity unfolds.”
While there will always be some differences between the in-person and online experiences, RootsTech will continue to expand its online experience while working towards a time when the hybrid model of both can once again be offered.
“We are busy creating innovative ways to capture and share messages of culture, unity and connection that push the boundaries of what a virtual conference can be. We can’t wait to share what we’ve got in store,” added Allen.
The event will take place March 3–5, 2022, and you can register for RootsTech right now by visiting www.rootstech.org. The conference is free and open to anyone. For updates, be sure to follow RootsTech on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, started as a global, in-person conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. Today the annual event has become the largest of its kind, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants globally, and RootsTech.org continues to be a great source of learning throughout the year. RootsTech 2022 will be free and entirely online.
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Thursday, November 25, 2021