What’s New at FamilySearch? – Week of July 20, 2012

One of the most popular genealogy websites is FamilySearch. It is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and is free to use. Genealogists of all faiths, or who have no religious beliefs, are welcome to use the website. They frequently add records and other useful information to FamilySearch. Here is what’s new at FamilySearch this week. This week, FamilySearch added 76 Million new records. All of them are free for genealogists to access. State census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records for 22 states were added this week. This includes Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and … Continue reading

The “Family History” of Archives.com

By now, you have probably heard the news about Ancestry.com buying Archives.com. Before this sale, Archives.com was owned by a company called Inflection.com. How much do you know about the “family history” of Archives.com? It is rather interesting! Inflection.com is the original parent company for Archives.com. Recently, they sold that portion of their company to Ancestry.com for $100 million. There is a very interesting infographic of a timeline on the Inflection.com website that talks about the history of Archives.com. The timeline starts, or perhaps ends, (depending on which way you are looking at it), with the date April 25, 2012. … Continue reading

Ancestry.com Buys Archives.com for $100 Million

Ancestry.com Inc., which has one of the most popular genealogy websites, Ancestry.com, is buying Archives.com. This purchase will allow Ancestry.com to reach a portion of the genealogy market that the Archives website was able to acquire. Are you using either of these genealogy websites? Ancestry.com started as a publishing company in 1983. They are now the world’s largest online resource for family history. They have more than 1.8 million paying subscribers worldwide. They have more than 9 billion historical records. There are more than 115 million photographs, scanned documents, and written stories on the website, and there have been 34 … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of January 23, 2012

Every week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup scours the internet for new and interesting genealogy related podcasts. This makes it extremely easy for you to find them all. It also is a convenient way to find out if your favorite genealogy podcast has produced a brand new episode. Genealogy Guys released episode number 230 on January 16, 2012. They go over some genealogy news such as: FamilySearch has released new records, GenSoftReviews announces the 2011 User Choice Awards, the Association of Professional Genealogists has back issues of its APG Quarterly available, and more. They also read and respond to listener email, … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of January 15, 2012

It is always fun to take a class, attend a workshop, or participate in an event that is about your favorite hobby: genealogy! It can be interesting to learn more about the heritage of your ancestors. There are events taking place all across the United States. If you don’t see one on this list that is near where you live, then I would suggest checking out your local newspaper for more. On January 16, 2012, the Tulsa Genealogy Society, will hold free genealogy classes at the Briar Village Shopping center, which is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You must register if … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of December 19, 2011

The Genealogy Podcast Roundup is a weekly blog that brings you the latest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. Every so often, a new genealogy podcast will be added to the blog. Starting this week, you will have a brand new Polish Genealogy podcast to look forward to. Genealogy Gems released an episode on December 10, 2011. This episode is called “Taking Family History to Young and Old in the Community”. They cover a lot of genealogy related news in this episode, including: new apps from Ancestry.com, new imagery on Google Earth, new podcasts from The National Archives, new Irish … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of December 12, 2011

Once again, it is time for the Genealogy Podcast Roundup. As always, this is a great place to find the newest episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. Since it is December, there will also be a few Christmas related podcast episodes for you to check out. The Genealogy Guys released a new episode on December 4, 2011. This episode is number 228. They have announced that there have been over 1,000,000 downloads of the podcast since it started on September 5, 2005. I think that is impressive! In their current episode, they discuss plenty of news, including a grassroots group … Continue reading

Upcoming Genealogy Events – Week of December 4, 2011

Looking for a genealogy event, conference, or class? There could be one happening soon, located near where you live. Check out this quick list of upcoming genealogy events that will be taking place this week. You could also browse through your local newspaper, to find out about more genealogy events. On December 6, 2011, the George Memorial Library, which is located in Richmond, Texas, will hold a “Genealogy 101” program. It will start at 10:00 in the morning. This program will give you a basic introduction to the genealogy resources that you can access from the library. It will also … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of November 29, 2011

The weekly Genealogy Podcast Roundup is back! This is where to find a good, informative, genealogy podcast to listen to. You might also find episodes of podcasts that are new to you, or that do not always talk about genealogy related topics. NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on November 29, 2011. This episode is called “Holocaust Database Helps Families Complete Stories”. This episode talks about the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com’s “World Memory Project”. The project allows people to sift through online documents in a much easier way than was previously available to genealogists. … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of November 1, 2011

The weekly Genealogy Podcast Roundup is back! This is where to go to find podcasts that are dedicated to topics that are relevant to genealogists. It is also a good place to find out about new genealogy resources, conferences, and websites. Genealogy Guys Podcast released episode number 226 on October 22, 2011. In this episode, Drew and George talk about news from Ancestry.com, Find My Past, RootsMagic, Footnote.com, and more. They also go over a whole lot of listener email, and respond to it. GeneaBloggers has an episode that was released on October 28, 2011. This episode is called “Haunted … Continue reading