Resources for Early LDS Pioneers

Learn More about LDS Pioneers Many of my readers are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). This article highlights some amazing resources to help you find information about LDS pioneers in the great “Mormon Migration.” By this term, I mean both the influx of early converts from Europe as well

FamilySearch Certified!

FamilySearch Certified!         We have great news! We have officially received our Certification for our integration with FamilySearch! This certification now makes us an official partner of FamilySearch. The certification process ensures we are handling data correctly. For example, they make sure that we store and pass credentials securely between The Family Nexus

Call for Beta Testers!

Mobile App Official Beta Release! After a long wait, I am VERY excited to announce that The Family Nexus mobile app is officially in beta testing mode! This means that we are ready for other users to begin using the app and providing their feedback. To make the best app possible we need as many

Ethnicity Estimate

AncestryDNA Results: My Ethnicity Estimate

My Genetic Genealogy Journey Continues! On Friday, December 16, I received an exciting email from AncestryDNA! My results were in! Darn Christmas shopping got in the way of my truly having the time to dig in and digest all the goodies they provided in my report! My plan is to have several posts as I

AncestryDNA: A Genetic Genealogy Journey

AncestryDNA I have decided to take the next step in my genealogy journey. I took advantage of a spectacular Black Friday offer from Ancestry for 30% off their DNA test. Nearly 2 weeks ago, on November 30th, I received my kit in the mail! I spit in to the tube and returned the kit the

Bite-size Genealogy: 7 Suggestions

Bite-size Genealogy Many people I talk to are interested in their family history, but they feel like they don’t have the time to do it. This article is dedicated to all my readers that also fall in to this category. Actually, my readers should probably share this article with their friends and family that share

Promote the Family Nexus App

Promote The Family Nexus App in 3 Easy Steps

The Family Nexus App You may have heard that we are developing a mobile app to bring family history to your fingertips and help you make amazing new discoveries about your family! You can support the effort to develop The Family Nexus app, and it won’t cost a dime! We have started with a native

Randy Majors

Research Tips: Randy Majors Website

Rand Majors Website Enhancements. After my article last week, Randy Majors himself replied to my post. Among other enhancements to the tool, he enlarged the text that I had felt was too small! He also pointed out some additional features of the Historical County Boundary Maps tool on his site. I think these are great, so I

RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017

RootsTech 2017. RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world. It is held in Salt Lake City each February and is hosted by FamilySearch International. RootsTech 2017  will be held February 8-11, 2017. It is attended by thousands of genealogy enthusiasts in person and is simulcast to locations around the world! There is a

Research Tips: Jurisdiction Boundary Changes

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? “Button, button” is an old children’s game in which players arrange themselves in a tight circle and attempt to pass a button or other small object surreptitiously behind their backs from one person to another. The person in the middle tries to detect the passing in order to guess