Kinpoint.com for Free Family Tree Checks

  Kinpoint.com is a new website that offers free family tree analysis of FamilySearch family trees. Kinpoint has free services as well as premium services. Free services include checks to verify vital information is properly recorded for each person in your tree. Kinpoint puts a yellow circle by a person's name if there is any vital information that needs to be properly sourced: a death location is missing, a birthdate, etc. For LDS users Kinpoint also looks for any ordinance work that still needs to be done for ancestors in your tree. Kinpoint's premium services include looking for possible problems in your tree, like a parent born after the birth of a child, and they have source hints and matches that can help you find more documentation for people in your tree. Work done in Kinpoint updates into your FamilySearch tree reducing the need for duplicate work. I have several trees on different sites and one on my home computer but was surprised to see that my free Fa…
Read more
  • 0

Help Creating Your Free Family Tree

  #FamilyHistoryMonth If you're at all intimidated about creating a free FamilySearch family tree, there's free help available. Login to FamilySearch.org and select the "Get Help" button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen (see above) OR you can go to the Family History Center Location Finder and type in your city or postal code (almost anywhere in the world) and find a Family History Center near you. Local Family History Centers are run by volunteers and they'll be able to help you create free FamilySearch accounts, create your family tree, research and attach records to your tree, and some Family History Centers will even be able to print a fan chart of your tree. Family History Centers have access to all of the FamilySearch online records (billions) including some books and manuscripts that can only be accessed at these centers or at approved libraries (sometimes I drive 5 minutes to my local Family History Center to access a book I can't access from m…
Read more
  • 1

#FamilyHistoryMonth Idea 3 – Create a free FamilySearch family tree

  You may have a family tree on another website or home computer so why make a tree on FamilySearch? There are a lot of great websites and apps that pull their data from FamilySearch (as needed, only with your permission) so without a free FamilySearch tree, you'll miss out on a lot of family history leads. For most people, the FamilySearch tree will practically build itself. You'll add your name and any living ancestors, then when you add your first deceased ancestor, you'll ask FamilySearch to try to find them and there's a good chance they will. It will probably take 2 -3 generations to link up to family that are already in the system and Voila! you'll have a free tree at FamilySearch. And at FamilySearch, free means free. There's truly no subscription fee ever. Why? FamilySearch is owned the by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they believe it's their duty to help connect people to their ancestors so they always offer this as a free service.…
Read more
  • 0