Relative Finder from RootsTech 2016

Relative Finder is a fun, free genealogy program that's jokingly referred to as the "gateway drug to family history." Check it out and you'll see why: RelativeFinder.org.  Relative Finder is a genealogy program that was developed by Tom Sederberg at BYU. It's been around a while but has a new look and some new features and kids and adults alike love it! And did you miss the "free" part? It's free genealogy!!! I've created a short video if you'd like to see the program in action. Relative Finder shows relationships between users and other people, living or deceased. To use Relative Finder you’ll need to have a FamilySearch account and tree and you’ll login with your FamilySearch account. FamilySearch is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and you can create free trees on their site (a word to the wise, your FamilySearch tree shouldn’t be your only family tree or gedcom file--I'll blog about another time.) When I login, Relative Finder will show …
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Top Free Genealogy Message Boards

Genealogy Message Boards and Forums are a fun way to connect with other researchers or jump-start your family history research when you’ve hit a bump in the road. It’s encouraging to chat with others who are working on similar lines. And with the advantages of Social Media you have more options than ever! Top Free Genealogy Message Boards include:       RootsWeb and the Message Boards at Ancestry RootsWeb and the Message boards at Ancestry.com are the same thing. This is a free family history message board. RootsWeb was purchased by Ancestry.com and Ancestry has kept it as a free offering and they have merged the message boards. You can search by Locale, Surname, Topic, or Keyword. They boast 25 million posts over 198,000 boards so there’s a lot of content.     GenForum GenForum is a free genealogy message board. It was started by Genealogy.com which was acquired by Ancestry.com and is kept as a separate message board/forum from RootsWeb. It boasts “14,000 on…
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How to get your FREE findmypast Account

This is a free findmypast account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Follow these instruction to create your free findmypast account: Log in to FamilySearch.org (If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.) Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands Select “Our Partners” Select “findmypast” Select “Create Your Free findmypast Account” FamilySearch.org will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE findmypast Premium Account” and you’ll be given the option to create a free findmypast account. If you have never had a findmypast account, Select “Create Your Free …
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