Category: Technology

Make Family History with Home Videos – how to create, save and share

In a blog post entitled Creating Traditions That Make Family Memories Cora Foley writes that “Traditions are a set of customs or rituals passed down from one generation to the next. They help shape a family’s legacy, while also instilling family values in its newest members, whether they be a baby or a spouse. Family traditions can also help solidify the bond between...

Ideas and Help for Using Social Media – “The New Language of Family History”

Social media has been referred to as “the new language of family history,” and The Family History Guide is here to help anyone learn to speak it! In addition to suggestions found in Social Media Activities for Youth, Families, and Singles, more tools for learning and using social media for family history are listed in Project 7, Goal 3 (FamilySearch) or Project 6 Goal 3 for Ancestry, MyHeritage,...

Capture and share the moment with the fun, free, family history focused “Marco Polo” app

Avery Hartmans, a tech reporter for The Business Insider, writes, “If you’ve ever wanted to recapture the magic of playing with walkie-talkies as a kid, there’s an app designed to do just that — 2017-style.” She is describing  the app Marco Polo, created by Joya Communications whose website states that its mission is “to help people feel close no matter the distance, enabling people to...

Results of the Worldwide Indexing Event

Thanks to all who participated in the 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event on October 20–22! Read all about the Results of the WORLDWIDE INDEXING EVENT and stand in awe with us that over seven million new family history records will now be available on FamilySearch.org thanks to volunteers around the world! Check out additional information on the FamilySearch blog, and read about how “throughout the event, nearly...

You are invited to the webinar “Family History Activities With The Family History Guide” presented by Bob Taylor

This coming week, Bob Taylor, CEO of The Family History Guide Association, will present a webinar featuring The Family History Guide Activities Section. He will discuss how using this invaluable resource will help families, singles, youth, and children to experience the joys of family history activities.  Family history activities are an integral ingredient in fulfilling the mission statement of The Family History Guide “To greatly increase...

Try DNA testing as a family – The Family History Guide offers the “why, how, who, and what”

If you and your family have been thinking about DNA testing but don’t know how to get started, check out The Family History Guide for step-by-step suggestions (Project 8 for FamilySearch, Project 7 for Ancestry, and Project 7 for MyHeritage). The modern trend to discover the past and further family history research using this incredible new technology is an idea whose...

Celebrate October as “Family History Month” with ideas found on The Family History Guide Activities Page

Welcome to October – “Family History Month!” Celebrate with family history activities for families, singles, youth, and children found on The Family History Guide Activities Page.  Here you can check out fun ideas to connect with living family members, document and preserve the past, learn about your ancestors, make your own family history, and so much more. Have a look at the suggestions...

Fun with games and apps (links are in The Family History Guide Children’s Section)

 Along with a myriad of activity ideas and resources, The Family History Guide Children’s Section includes links to family history apps and games to give children an alternative to some that are less productive and educational. They are so much fun and a great way to help kids get interested in family history. A few of our grandchildren were playing a game...

Use The Family History Guide to learn about Web Indexing and check out this upcoming worldwide event

Indexing makes records searchable online and is something most everyone can do. Each indexed record is a gift to someone, somewhere -allowing him or her to learn about and gather ancestors into the family tree. Indexing is not hard to do (you can select the level of difficulty) and it is so much fun! The Family History Guide offers the newest information and detailed...