July 21st was the one-year anniversary of my first blog post. In honor of my blogiversary, I give you the top 5 most popular posts over the past year!Published: August 16, 2016 Summary: Part 1 of a 3 Part series describing simple things a beginner can do to dive in and begin doing family history.
Ethnicity Estimate About three months ago I reported that I had expanded my DNA reach by uploading my raw AncestryDNA results to the MyHeritage site. Then, on June 1 of this year, MyHeritage announced that it would provide an ethnicity estimate report to everyone that uploads their DNA to their site. Previously, they only offered
Family History Legend Do you have a family legend in your family history? Chances are that you do, whether you know it or not. Family legends are not necessarily a bad thing. Family storytelling can strengthen individuals and families. They remind us of our heritage and can give us a sense of identity. However, oral
Add Family History to Your Vacation Plans With summer vacations quickly approaching many people are gearing up to travel. Some of those travels will include trips to ancestral homelands – those places where your ancestors were born, lived, and died. Not everyone travels to these locations with the primary purpose of doing family history research.
For Immediate Release June 1, 2017 The Family Nexus, LLC Announces Availability of Premium Features Making family history an epic adventure of discovery Salt Lake City, Utah— June 1, 2017 — The Family Nexus, LLC has announced the release of Premium Features in The Family Nexus app for iPhone, a unique mobile app for family
I haven’t posted a blog article for a while. I have been extremely busy with life! End of school year activities for the kids, new full-time job, and working to publish the premium features! I want to share a little about The Family Nexus app data with you. Downloading part of your FamilySearch family tree
Expanding My DNA Reach So, I finally had just a few minutes to continue my DNA adventure. I decided to expand my reach by uploading my raw DNA results from the AncestryDNA test to MyHeritage. My rationale for doing so is that the analysis they run is slightly different and the DNA database they use
Visualizing Tree Data Problems Open Google Maps and search for “PA.” Although a common abbreviation for “Pennsylvania,” without context Google Maps shows you Panama! The Family Nexus iPhone app automatically maps birth, marriage, death, and burial locations of 6+ generations of your FamilySearch family tree. It uses the “standardized” place associated with locations of life
Development Update Last week we passed the 1,000 download milestone! For the devoted readers of my blog I thought it would be nice to provide an “inside” look at the development status of The Family Nexus mobile app. Since RootsTech we have been focusing on some key enhancements to the free version as well as adding
Last week I discovered a new blogger friend at One Rhode Island Family, Diane Boumenot. She posted a delightful article called “A Sense of Place” that really resonated with me. In her article she provides some very great resources for discovering the exact places your ancestors lived. These resources are specific to Rhode Island, but