FamilySearch turns 20!

FamilySearch turns 20 today! This free genealogy website started May 24, 1999 and hosts family history record collections from around the world. Celebrate 20 years of FamilySearch by trying their: free Family Treefree Historical Recordsfree Photo & Memory Gallery & appfree Digitized book collectionfree Family Tree keepsakesfree Family Tree Charts& more from FamilySearch partner apps! If you're new to genealogy, the site is always free but requires that you create an account to access some collections. Some offerings to check out include:

 

Free Family Tree their unified family tree - you can link yourself to the worldwide Family Tree by connecting to an ancestor who is already in the tree, or just start building your own tree for free on their site free record matching with automated hints to help you build your family tree

 

 

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Last Two Days to Sign up for Lifetime Access to the Save Your Photos Summit

If you haven't yet signed up for the September Special, Save Your Photos Summit, from SaveYourPhotos.org, DO IT NOW! Select Join the Summit.   "Registration is open until September 30th. When Save Your Photos Month is over, we'll close registration. Once you've signed up, you'll have lifetime access to the content!"     If you like FREE handouts, webinars, and printables, you have two more days to sign up!!! It's the second Saturday in fall and you're probably not interested in Organizing and Protecting Your Old Photos, an E-book on Digital Backup Basics, a printable Digital Photo Organizing Checkbook, etc TODAY. Me neither. I'm going out to prune shrubs, harvest the garden, and visit family. But take 5 minutes and sign up for this free Summit so you'll have unlimited, lifetime access to these great tools. I went to a contributor's website to find a link I could share for a great handout included in this Summit and even on her personal websit…
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Using the New Search System at OnGenealogy

So we threw caution to the wind and updated the OnGenealogy site and it has a new search system. The site is still in development but will remain online and searchable, quirks and all. A couple of tips for the new search system: If you want to search by location, you MUST use the "Find" and "Near" search windows at the top of the site. (If you don't care about location, you can just "Browse Listings" or go to the "Genealogy Resources" and select any category.)   The location search requires you to use something from the autocomplete suggestions, so if you want to find birth records in New York, in the "Find" window you'll type "birth" and in the "Near" window you'll start typing  "New " and it will suggest   If you want "New York" then you'll keep typing till you complete the phrase "New York" and you'll look for the autocomplete suggestion you want, which will be "New York USA." You can arrow down with your keyboard o…
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