We wish all of our genealogy friends and listeners around the world a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year, filled with love and discoveries! We have some great surprises for the podcast in 2022. Stay tuned!
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Human DNA May Be Found on Last Known Slave Ship to Reach America
Researchers studying Clotilda, the last known slave ship to reach America in 1860, have discovered most of the ship is still intact – down to an unventilated pen for captives.
See the entire story at USA Today at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/12/27/last-known-slave-ship-clotilda-human-dna/9022380002/?fbclid=IwAR1_LCIKJq5k3tMRF0yYdjXhTM3r_-2CaS0cO0BuJqfQk6iQLPsFVKUVoMc
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
MyHeritage Adds New Records from France, Sweden and Germany
Just received from MyHeritage:
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
MyHeritage Makes City Directories Available Free for Limited Time
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.
This is amazing news for anyone looking to dig deeper into their roots in the United States. You are welcome to search the collection now and check out the blog post to learn more.
New Video at Genealogy Guys Learn
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
Registration Opens for RootsTech 2022
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.
Find and share this announcement online through the FamilySearch Blog or Newsroom.
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
Genealogy Guys Learn Holiday Sale!
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
MyHeritage Introduces Labels for DNA Matches
Just received from MyHeritage today!
Monday, November 1, 2021
MyHeritage Publishes 22 Million New French Records
Received from MyHeritage
Genealogy Guys Learn - New Video for November
We're just published a new video at Genealogy Guys Learn. This one is titled "Planning a Perfect Family Reunion". It's time to start working on the next reunion, whenever it is. And if it's been a long time since the last one, you can create an unforgettable event with the expert advice in this video. Subscribe to Genealogy Guys Learn at https://genealogyguyslearn.com/ for video and written courses, with new content added every month!
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
MyHeritage Adds 463 Million French Records
Just Received from MyHeritage
Sunday, October 10, 2021
MyHeritage Updates Theory of Family Relativity™
Just Received from MyHeritage
Friday, October 1, 2021
RootsMagic 8 is Released!