RootsTech 2017 Wrap-Up

RootsTech 2017 RootsTech 2017 is in the books and I can hardly wait for next year! 30,000 people attended the largest genealogical conference in the world in Salt Lake City, Utah between Feb. 8 and Feb. 11. Many who were unable to attend in person followed along using a variety of official and unofficial methods. For

The Mayflower Society

Lineage Societies There are a variety of heritage- or lineage-based “Society” organizations. In the U.S., for example, there are the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. After thinking about it for several years, I have just begun my application to become a member of the

Setting the Preferred Portrait in FamilySearch

Photos in FamilySearch. A picture is worth a thousand words. And this is definitely true when trying to feel connected to your ancestors! Adding photos to FamilySearch is a wonderful way to enrich your family history, make new discoveries, and interest younger members of your family.  4.7 million photographs were added to FamilySearch in 2016

Missing Branches in FamilySearch Family Tree

FamilySearch for Beginners. FamilySearch.org has the largest collection of genealogical data in the world. It is also home to the FamilySearch Family Tree. The Family Tree is a wiki-style tree where you can add and edit your own family history information. By adding your information you become connected to the human family. According to the

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