Saturday, August 30, 2008

FTM 2009 Blog - » Family Tree Maker 2009 - See an Ancestor’s Life Migration Path: "One of the new features in Family Tree Maker 2009 is the ability to see an entire migration path for an ancestor’s life." Blog - » Message to Family Tree Maker 2008 Owners: "our loyal Family Tree Maker 2008 customers will get a free upgrade to 2009" Blog - » Family Tree Maker 2009 Release: "Take a look at what’s new since the original release of Family Tree Maker 2008. Features available for the first time in Version 2009 are marked with an asterisk (*)."

Friday, August 29, 2008


DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour: DearMYRTLE's Family History Hour 19 Aug 2008 genealogy podcast

WorldVitalRecords Blog » DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour Genealogy Podcast Features "genealogy podcast for August 19, 2008, is available online and includes Whitney Ransom McGowan, corporate communications director for talking about the upcoming innovations to and Whitney’s portion of the podcast starts about 47 minutes into the program."

AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors: News from

News from just published its 100th issue of its free newsletter, the Family History Bulletin. You can take a look at some of their original newsletters and see how it's evolved over time. They've also announced a new partnership with the Dundurn Group to bring more than 400 genealogical and historical books online."

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Summer is almost gone, although based on our lack of sunshine here in the UK we might not have noticed it starting. But that does not stop us spreading some sunshine cheer and what better way to start than with a birthday celebration! Born in 1999, Easily is 9 years old tomorrow.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LDS Net Forums (unofficial site)

Craig H. Miller, an engineer who is currently employed by the Church as Director, Membership Needs reported today at BYU Education Week some pretty astonishing things that are being worked on to add to - Family History and Genealogy Records.

Among other things, there is about 18 times more data stored in the granite mountain vaults than is contained in the entire Library of Congress. (Doesn't that libary contain every book published in the USA?) Anyway at the rate it is happening right now, ALL of the data in the granite mountain will be available online in about eight years! And that is in addition to "terabytes" of new data that comes in every week from "an army of volunteers" who are digitizing records all over the world.

At present it takes 16 steps for members in Utah to get a name ready for temple work. In some stakes outside of Utah that has been reduced to four steps, and it can all be done from one's own computer at home, then straight to the temple. The intermountain states will be added when scaling is done and even larger computers are online to handle the huge number of members in those states.

But have a look for yourself what's coming up:

FamilySearch Labs

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

England and Wales 1911 Census

Welcome to the official 1911 Census website: "The 1911 census service will be launching soon (2009) and when it is available you will be able to search over 36 million records of people living in England and Wales in 1911" (except disability until 2012)
first as pay per view here, later by subscription on Find My Past