FamilySearch: Explore Historical Images Tool Unlocks Data in Digital Records

FamilySearch: Explore Historical Images Tool Unlocks Data in Digital Records. “Explore Historical Images marks the beginning of a new and different search experience. With this tool, images produced from FamilySearch’s 300+ digital cameras worldwide is made almost instantly available. Explore Historical Images helps you navigate to images of historical records that could contain information about your ancestors. Although you aren’t able to search for your ancestor by name directly, you are able to narrow your search by place, date, and other information that was captured when the image was taken.”

FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2020

FamilySearch Blog: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2020. “With each new year, FamilySearch has goals for improving your experience and helping people around the world discover and connect with their families. So what’s new on FamilySearch in 2020? Here’s your sneak peek! This year, FamilySearch will expand its reach by adding more languages and more social capabilities. Some key experiences such as the Family Tree and Memories will also have new and improved functionality.”

Salt Lake Tribune: FamilySearch, owned by the LDS Church, adds same-sex couples to its database

Salt Lake Tribune: FamilySearch, owned by the LDS Church, adds same-sex couples to its database. “A year and a half ago, FamilySearch.org projected it would include same-sex parents and same-sex couples in its genealogy website sometime in 2019 — and it has, with three weeks to spare.”

FamilySearch Blog: New Records on FamilySearch from June 2019

FamilySearch Blog: New Records on FamilySearch from June 2019. “FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in June of 2019 with over 15 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from American Samoa, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, England, Germany, Lesotho, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.”

FamilySearch Blog: Record Searches Easier with New Tool!—Now You Can See Similar Historical Records

FamilySearch blog: Record Searches Easier with New Tool!—Now You Can See Similar Historical Records. “Learning more about your ancestors’ lives often requires searching for their names in historical records. This is where you might find where and when they were born, marriage and death information, and even their relatives’ names. You can search instantly among more than 7 billion names in old records with FamilySearch’s powerful Historical Records search—and now there’s an easier way to find similar historical records within your search.”

FamilySearch: See Historical Events Your Ancestors Lived Through and More — FamilySearch Update

FamilySearch: See Historical Events Your Ancestors Lived Through and More — FamilySearch Update. “I recently read my grandfather’s account of visiting his first air show in 1912. He described seeing his first ‘airship’ and the excitement he felt watching a prominent aviator perform an aerial stunt. Reading about his experience reminded me of his enthusiasm when he watched men land on the moon 57 years later. Do you know what historical events your relatives lived through? FamilySearch can help you find out!”

FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019

FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019. “The popular, free genealogy website, FamilySearch.org, has many plans for the new year, including enhanced record search and Family Tree search capabilities, new online discovery experiences, and more! In addition to over 300 million additional historical records and images for family history discoveries, look for the following new offerings in 2019.”

FamilySearch: FamilySearch’s Strategy to Help Preserve the World’s Archives

FamilySearch: FamilySearch’s Strategy to Help Preserve the World’s Archives. “David Ouimette manages the Global Content Strategy team at FamilySearch.org, the world’s largest genealogical organization and a premier records preservation company. Ouimette’s team is saving memories around the globe—historical documents that may be the only remaining witness to the existence of the individuals cloaked in their pages. It’s an ominous thought that untold numbers of records—and the stories they tell—are lost yearly. The FamilySearch Global Content Strategy team creates its record strategy by prioritizing locations and identifying the record collections with the greatest genealogical value. Determining which record collections should be preserved first—based on how long the records will be available—is vitally important.”

FamilySearch: Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Online

FamilySearch: Expanded Ellis Island Immigrant Records 1820-1957 Online. “What do over a 100 million Americans have in common? Their ancestors immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York Harbor immigration stations that preceded it. FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. announced today the entire collection of Ellis Island New York Passenger Arrival Lists from 1820 to 1957 are now available online on both websites giving the opportunity to the descendants of over 100 million arrivals to discover their ancestors quicker and free of charge.”

FamilySearch: FamilySearch Adds 29 Million Netherlands Records

FamilySearch: FamilySearch Adds 29 Million Netherlands Records. “If you’re looking for your Dutch ancestors, your search has just become much easier. FamilySearch has published 29 million new, free historical records from the Netherlands, making it easier than ever to trace your Dutch roots. With the latest additions, FamilySearch now offers over 65 million free images and indexes in its Netherlands collections.”

FamilySearch: Use Google Photos to Create a “Best of” Photo Album on FamilySearch

FamilySearch: Use Google Photos to Create a “Best of” Photo Album on FamilySearch. “I love Google Photos. I bet you do too. Did you know that you can import photos directly from Google Photos to FamilySearch to create a ‘best of’ photo album? This is a great way to preserve and share a curated collection of classic photos that span a person’s lifetime or center on one important event. Sound interesting? Here’s how to do it.”

What’s New: FamilySearch Places (FamilySearch)

FamilySearch: What’s New: FamilySearch Places. “Anyone who has tried to uncover his or her family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors lived shaped their lives and experiences. They also determined what records were created about them. It makes sense, then, that to find our ancestors and understand their lives, we need to learn about the places they came from. FamilySearch has a new tool called FamilySearch Places, which makes learning about places easier. Although the development of this tool is ongoing, some great features are already available, so you can start using it now.”

What’s New: Importing Google Photos to FamilySearch (FamilySearch)

FamilySearch: What’s New: Importing Google Photos to FamilySearch. “Google Photos, an online photo sharing and storage service, is a good place to store your high-resolution images. Its facial-recognition feature allows you to quickly search your photos for a specific person. And now, you can easily import photos from Google Photos to your FamilySearch family tree.”