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Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pinterest and Family History? You Bet!

See the red and white "Pin it Button" right above my dad's head? Click on that and you can send your info right to Pinterest.
Serving in two family history centers has advantages. One of the biggest advantages is getting to hear all of the comments that patrons make. Technological changes have made family history easier is many ways. There is also a brand new territory called "social media." Social media is huge and can be used for family history. Pinterest is just one social media site that can be used for family history. If you think that Pinterest is just for pinning recipes and planning your dream wedding, think again. It is a visual representation of a subject. Think of it as your big, huge bulletin board! If you want to know why you could at least try Pinterest, click here to read an article about Pinterest and how you can use it for family history purposes. As you can see from the above picture, FamilySearch thinks Pinterest is worth using to spread your family history to the world. Other social media buttons are also on FamilySearch and it is fun to think about the different ways that you can use social media to get your family interested in family history. After all, you shouldn't be the only one to have all the fun!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Free International Webinars on Doing Irish Research--September 15-19, 2014




Are you interested in Irish research but you have no idea how and where to start? Take advantage of these free international webinars presented by The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 12, 2014

What to Do With All of Those Family Videos?

By Saviour1981 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Do you have old VHS videos of family that you would love to share? How about old pictures of ancestors that other family members would love to see? Have you ever thought about using YouTube to tell your story? Well, think about it now!

I spend a lot of time in the BYU Family History Library. One volunteer, Dini Hansma, has volunteered for over 40 years at the Family History Library. She is amazing AND she has a short YouTube video about a piece of her life. Watch it and see if it doesn't give you some ideas!

Creating your own YouTube channel for family history isn't really hard. Creating family videos that your family would love to watch requires a little more effort. If you would like some guidance and instruction on the basics of creating a family video, click here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Star in One of Your Very Own "Who Do You Think You Are" Videos!


Do you secretly want to star in an episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" Well, Thanks to FindMyPast.com, you can! Get all of the information here! This looks like so much fun!

RootsTech Registration

RootsTech 2014 Exhibit Hall
RootsTech 2015 registration is now open. There are early bird registration options and ALSO, discount options for family history missionaries and family history consultants. If you a registered consultant you should have received the discount code in the latest newsletter. If you are a family history missionary, check with your leader and they should have the discount code. If you still need help, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Free Webinar US Research Series: United States Probate Records--September 11, 2014

Missouri Probate Record
Have you ever used probate records in your research? Want to but don't know how? You are invited to this free webinar on United States Probate Records from The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will be on September 11, 2014 from 6-7 pm Mountain Time. Take advantage of this opportunity. It is a great way to hone your skills!

Free International Webinar on Doing Danish Research -- September 11, 20, 25, 2014

Is Danish Research on your radar screen but you have no idea how and where to start? Take advantage of these free international webinars presented by The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 5, 2014

How to Add Some Historical Context to Your Family History?



Want to add some historical commentary to your family history? Here are a bunch of historical timelines that will help you understand the times and seasons in which your ancestors lived. These are particularly helpful if you slept during your high school history classes!




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Free International Webinars on Doing South African Research -- September 6, 2014



Are you interested in South African research? The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah is presenting a webinar on September 6, 2014 that will help get you started. For more information on times, etc. click here.







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