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
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…
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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