RootsWeb Update from Ancestry

If you're interested in the latest RootsWeb update, but aren't on their mailing list, here's the information I received today. (Haven't used RootsWeb? Here's a glimpse at the offerings.) "Dear RootsWeb Mailing List Member, We'd like to provide you with an update on the RootsWeb mailing list service. We are on track to bring the mailing lists back online by the end of this month. The mailing list archives will be up and running with current emails in them. We are in the process of importing the old archives into the new system which will take some time. We appreciate your patience as we continue upgrading the systems that run the RootsWeb mailing lists. We know how much value this service provides to our members. Updates on our progress will continue to be posted on the RootsWeb homepage: http://www.rootsweb.com Thank you for sticking with us as we work to make these systems more secure and reliable for the future. The RootsWeb Team You are receiving this email becau…
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African American Genealogy Research

In honor of Black History Month and the contributions made by African Americans, here are curated files of African American Family History resources. These have been set up in digitally tabbed file folders--just select a tab and the file contents will be displayed.   LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Kunta Kinte of the 1977 "Roots" miniseries) gave a powerful keynote address at last year's RootsTech. Maybe you had to be there or maybe you had to have lived in America in the 70s when almost every household, probably with an average of ten TV channels, tuned in to watch Roots. When parents were torn between "is this too graphic for the kids" and "is this too important to not let them see?" Burton summed it up perfectly when he said 'one family's story changed how America saw slavery' and that every story mattered. Black History Month celebrates all African Americans. From the first African American president to the most humble slave narrat…
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How to Create a Free FamilySearch Account

  FamilySearch is the largest provider of free genealogical records in the world. They have almost 4,000 Family History Centers worldwide as well as a website where you can access more than 4 billion names for free and upload a personal family tree or create a FamilySearch family tree.  Some of the collections we list at OnGenealogy are from FamilySearch and while they are a completely FREE website, FamilySearch now requires everyone to register for a free account before searching any records.

  We'd encourage you to CREATE a free FamilySearch account and take advantage of this great resource. You can opt out of emails and control privacy settings and we'll show you how in another post.   Instructions for How To Create a Free Account at FamilySearch   1. Go to https://www.familysearch.org If you already have an LDS account, your FamilySearch.org account is the same as an LDS Account and you can use the same…
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