#FamilyHistoryMonth – On Day 7 Discover IntoThePast

IntoThePast is a site in development that was introduced at RootsTech 2017 (the largest genealogy and family history convention in the world). IntoThePast will specialize in hosting European records, primarily archival handwritten records, that have been digitized and made searchable with their proprietary Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology, SearchInk.                 "IntoThePast.com is an online meta-search engine that allows users to search for parish records with a focus on European records. IntoThePast.com is powered by the SearchInk Handwritten Text Recognition technology." IntoThePast will be the website where archival materials are hosted and presented to the public for searching. SearchInk is the technology that converts handwritten text to searchable content. ARQI is the company that negotiates with archives to digitize their materials. And Qidenus Technologies is the parent company th…
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End of September Genealogy deals

  RootsTech 2018 registration is open! Visit RootsTech.org for more details and discounted pricing-up to $100 off the regularly priced package! Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information. You might also want to consider renting a home or apartment through vrbo.com or a similar site. (At vrbo.com I usually sort by "price low to high" and use the "more filters" to specify if I need internet, multiple bathrooms, etc. If you use the map feature to see which homes/apartments are closest to the Convention Center, the Salt Palace Convention Center is on the left/west side of West Temple between 200 South and South Temple. You'll need to have a rental car or use a taxi/Uber/public transportation for many of these rentals. If you rent a car, there's parking beneath the Convention Center for $10/day and I always get there before 9 am and have always been able to find parking. There's other public parking as well, but this is the best pa…
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RootsTech 2018 registration and other September specials!

  RootsTech 2018 registration opens Wednesday, September 20th! Read the FamilySearch media release for more details and discounted pricing Visit the OnGenealogy Events page for updates and hotel information If you can't attend in SLC, we'll share their livestreaming, free class list when it's announced!       Save Your Photos Month is wrapping up! SaveYourPhotos.org has a link to events worldwide. Visit their site for resources on how to save and protect your photos.   Some fun ideas for September from the web include: Rachel LaCour Niesen's "A Professional Genealogist's Tips for Uncovering Family History in Old Photos" AncestralFindings' "How to Make Sure the Story of Your Family Heirlooms Don't Get Lost" FamilyTree's "Create a Family Newsletter" Family Locket's review of Family History Subscription Boxes for Kids StoryboardThat has free and subscription versions of the…
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