RootsTech Goes Virtual in 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual family history conference originally scheduled for February 3–6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held online February 25–27, 2021.

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Upcoming Meetings

Here are some of the great speakers and topics we have for upcoming meeting. Come meet with us. Guest are always welcome!

Paul Milner – Irish Land Records
Michael D Lacopo – Finding and Using German Church Records
Jeanne Larzalere Bloom – Spreadsheets 101: Excel, The Genealogist’s Underutilized Tool

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As the world recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 virus, some temples are moving into the third phase of the Church’s phased reopening process. Temples in phase 3 of reopening will be able to offer proxy ordinances on a limited basis. As temples enter phase 3, please be aware of the following: You will... Continue Reading → [...]

RootsTech is pleased to announce another addition to the roster of RootsTech Connect 2021 keynote speakers—superstar footballer Diego Lugano. Who Is Diego Lugano? Diego Alfredo Lugano Morena was born in 1980 in Canelones, Uruguay. The only son of Alfredo Lugano and Diana Morena, Diego grew up with five sisters. As a young man, Diego played... Continue Reading → [...]

Have you ever wondered how the 1918 pandemic affected families? Who exactly were the victims, and how did their families cope? With a little help from the BYU Record Linking Lab, you can now find out! Discover who the victims were, where they came from, and who their families were, using the lab’s interactive map... Continue Reading → [...]

RootsTech Connect 2021, a free online family history conference unlike anything you’ve ever seen, is getting closer by the day. One of the most exciting parts of RootsTech is the multiple, phenomenal keynote speakers who participate in the conference. Another inspiring individual is joining the keynote roster—Sunetra Sarker. Who Is Sunetra Sarker? Sunetra Sarker is... Continue Reading → [...]

RootsTech Connect 2021 will be here before you know it, and you won’t want to miss it! The lineup of outstanding keynote speakers this year includes Erick Avari, a 30-year veteran of television, film, and stage. RootsTech Connect takes place on 25–27 February 2021. If you haven’t registered yet, sign up for free! A man... Continue Reading → [...]

We don’t know Margaretha or Margretha’s birth surname, but we do know that she was born in Switzerland and married Johann Rudolph Muller, probably in Switzerland as well – sometime before the birth of their first child in Grossheppach, Germany … Continue reading → [...]

I want to personally invite everyone to “save the date” for the free presentation I’ve created for the RootsTech DNA Basics Learning Center. Those of you who have attended RootsTech in person in Salt Lake City over the past couple … Continue reading → [...]

I really want to encourage each and every one of you to work and speak “into the silence.” What do I mean by that? When we document something, write something or make something – we do so alone. Just like … Continue reading → [...]

Rudolph Muller lived in Grossheppach, Germany, sometimes known as Heppach, in the 1600s. While Grossheppach is located in the middle of the wine region, as seen in this photo and the village shield, Rudolph didn’t work in the vineyards. Nor … Continue reading → [...]

2021 is starting out with an exciting announcement in the genetic genealogy world. A marriage! Dr. Lior Rauchberger, CEO of Australian company, myDNA, has announced a merger with well-known genetic genealogy company, FamilyTreeDNA along with the parent company that owns their … Continue reading → [...]

The era of Prohibition in the United States began in 1920 and when to 1934) was a strange and hard time for Americans. Some people wanted the stopping of alcoholic beverages and others still wanted liquor so illegal manufacturing and sale of alcohol became a new occupation for many people in the 1920s. All of […] [...]

Find A Grave is an excellent resource where people can look for burial and other final disposition information for their family, friends and famous people. People from all over the world work together, share information, and build an online, virtual cemetery experience. Many of the graves that appear on Find A Grave include a photo […] [...]

Yes, laundry hung out to dry, before modern clothes dryer, always seemed like a laborious, or at least annoying, chore. Work began with the clothes sorted, then washed, hung to dry, folded and put away. Just the washing process was very pains-taking. The first electric washing machine wasn’t invented until 1908, and the first automatic […] [...]

Many decades between 1860s and early 1990s but even more so is the price for items your ancestors had to pay for things they needed. Here are a few examples of price differences, even figuring in inflation. At the dry cleaners in the 1930s, to have a coat and pair of slacks cleaned and 2 […] [...]

Geni is a genealogy company that is based in Los Angeles, California. They wrote a blog post titled: “Farewell to 2020” in which they say goodbye to, and reflect on, the year 2020. Geni solves the problem of genealogy by inviting the world to build the definitive online family tree. You can use the basic […] [...]

Susana Boggs, a 50-year-old doctor’s assistant from Richmond, Texas, was raised without a father. Though her mother never spoke about it, there was a family friend named Nano who sometimes came to Susana’s birthday parties, and her sister suspected that he might have been Susana’s father. However, after Susana turned 12, Nano stopped visiting and […] The post 3% DNA Match Leads Woman to Reunite With Long-lost Father  appeared first on MyHeritage Blog. [...]

Don Milne is a man on a mission. With his website, Stories Behind the Stars, he seeks to document the stories of all 400,000+ U.S. soldiers whose lives were lost in WWII. We at MyHeritage truly appreciate the difficult but essential work that Don is doing and support his important project. We encourage you to […] The post Stories Behind the Stars: Remembering U.S. WWII Fallen appeared first on MyHeritage Blog. [...]

The MyHeritage Team has completed the Dakar Rally, with an overall driving time of 114 hours 49 minutes and 36 seconds. What a ride it has been! We couldn’t be prouder of driver Danny Pearl, and his co-driver, navigator Charly Gotlib — and the rest of the team. Their determination saw them through to the […] The post Congratulations to the MyHeritage Team on Completing the Dakar Rally 2021! appeared first on MyHeritage Blog. [...]

Three weeks ago, we announced exciting news — the release of Genetic Groups. This long-awaited enhancement to MyHeritage DNA ethnicity estimates identifies ancestral origins with an incredibly high resolution of 2,114 geographic regions. It was one of the major features released in 2020, and the product of three years of work by our teams. Since […] The post Fantastic Response to MyHeritage’s New Genetic Groups appeared first on MyHeritage Blog. [...]

We’re excited to bring you another update from the co-driver Charly Gotlib on the MyHeritage Team at the 2021 Dakar Rally:  Monday was quite the day! We had a 374 km special stage which was very rocky. We also had no spare wheel to rely on, but all went well. We got into a proper […] The post MyHeritage Team at Dakar: The Race is On!  appeared first on MyHeritage Blog. [...]

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