February 2018 Product Updates

The Family Nexus Product Updates February 1, 2018 Image Credit: Wikicommons 1. Winter Wonderland  While other places in the United States have experienced colder than normal temperatures, we have had a fairly mild winter so far here in Utah. However, we do have snow on the mountaintops which makes for inspiring sunsets. We are releasing

Identify Photos of Your Ancestors

Photos of Your Ancestors There is something truly special about seeing old photographs of your own ancestors. It helps you connect with them as people in a way that few other things can. FamilySearch.org has started a campaign to raise awareness of the photos stored in the Memories section of the FamilySearch Family Tree. The

More Family History Fun

Additional Applications for Family History Fun The Family History Technology Lab (FHTL) at Brigham Young University (BYU) has added two new activities to their lineup of fun applications that leverage your FamilySearch data. “Wheel of Family Fortune” is based on the classic game complete with spinning wheel and word puzzles. “AncestorGames” provides five different games

Cartographic History of Utah

The History of Utah’s Geography Utah was admitted as the 45th state of the United States in 1896. Since that time its boundaries have not changed. However, in the 50 years prior to that there were several geographic boundary changes. Let’s explore the cartographic history of Utah. Jurisdictional boundary changes are common, and I have

I am a Welsh Mormon Pioneer

I am a Welsh Mormon Pioneer (By Jamie Dunham Decker) I am excited to welcome Jamie Dunham Decker as a guest blogger this week. Jamie lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She is a Temple and Family History Consultant for the LDS Church, Genealogist-in-training, a wife and mom of three, a hairstylist, and a blogger.

November 2017 Product Updates

Over the River and Through the Woods It has been a beautiful Fall here in Utah! We hope you enjoy this edition of Product Updates. We are working on a small update to The Family Nexus, and gearing up for some even more exciting changes we hope to announce at RootsTech 2018! The minor update should

Free Subscription Friday

Free Subscription Friday is Coming! We love our users and we want to reward you for your support! We are excited to introduce “Free Subscription Friday!” Starting on Friday, November 10, 2017, The Family Nexus will post 5 premium subscription codes. The Family Nexus app has wonderful free features that thousands of users are enjoying

New Member of The Mayflower Society!

Land Ho! On the early morning of November 9, 1620, the Mayflower‘s crew spotted land. It was the first land they had seen in more than two months, and signified to the Pilgrims that they were near the end of their long voyage. I began my journey to become a member of The General Society of

GRO PDF Pilot

Introducing William Vinicombe Jarman William Vinicombe Jarman is my 5th-great-grandfather. He was born in Devonshire, England, and I have been researching his family. The GRO PDF Pilot is helping me tremendously! Before I explain what the GRO PDF Pilot is and how it has helped I will provide some details of this family. So far