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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Save Your Photos Month – Free Handouts

September is Save Your Photos Month and the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) has free videos and handouts as part of their Save Your Photos Summit.   Save Your Photos Summit This is a month-long series taught by professionals geared toward photo preservation and storage. You can sign up this month to receive free access to videos, handouts, and printables. And watch for the hashtag #SaveYourPhotos to see what's being offered across social media channels.   Three Reasons Why You Should Sign Up Now APPO has brought together professionals with diverse teaching and preservation techniques and you'll have the chance to sample different ideas and points of view for printed and digital photo management. Even if you don't have time to watch the videos this month, and new courses are being released each week of September, if you sign up this month the videos remain free for you to view at a later time. Even if you never have time to watch th…
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How to Find Free Genealogy Handouts

This week is the FGS Conference (Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference) and if you're like me and are unable to conference but still want to learn, here are my favorite go-to sites for genealogy handouts. How to Find Free Genealogy Handouts   RootsTech Handouts Most Genealogy conferences don't allow unpaid visitors to view conference handouts, but RootsTech does. RootsTech is the largest genealogy convention in the world and has classes for all skill levels. RootsTech 2018 handouts online example of one 2018 webinar handout RootsTech 2017 handouts online example of one 2017 webinar handout RootsTech 2015 handouts online (only FGS members can access the FGS handouts) example of one 2015 webinar handout RootsTech app for iPhone or Android with 2017 and 2018 (instructions for handouts in this blog)

How to Download RootsTech handouts online

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