Family History Month – Day 16 Sign up for the Worldwide Indexing Event!

Get ready for the Worldwide Indexing Event October 20-22!   Family History research can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.       Indexing creates a digital, searchable record of an older historical record, and is like tying a ribbon to that needle in the haystack, allowing it to be found with ease.   The Worldwide Indexing Event October 20-22 is a great time to give back to the family history community. I once heard an indexer explain what motivated him. He was indexing records for children in an asylum. They were called "inmates." Inmates. He had this visual image of a child behind prison bars, unable to find his or her family. Even if someone knew to look for these children, finding the right record source would be like searching for a needle in a haystack. He realized that every name he indexed was like tying a ribbon to one of these needles. By donating a bit of time to type old records into computer fields and ma…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – check out FamilySearch!

October is Family History Month in the U.S. and OnGenealogy will celebrate the month by spotlighting a different genealogy website each day!   On Day 1 take a look at FamilySearch.org and all it has to offer.                 FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free for everyone to use. Things to do at FamilySearch: Build a free family tree on the shared family tree site Upload a family tree you control but others can see Search more than four billion records for free                       Upload family photos Search for photos and stories of your own kin Upload stories and memories of your family with or without photos Create free family tree keepsakes               …
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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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