Genealogy geocache

Birthday events notifications–and the genealogy geocache (effectually)! We have used this app as we travel–it alerts us to places we might not know have family connections. So far, we have tracked places in Portland, Oregon to Hartford, Connecticut! We were so sad to have missed using it on our trip to England.

Mormon Trail Maps

Mormon Trail Maps One of my booth neighbors at RootsTech was the gregarious Frank Nielsen of Mormon Trail Maps. I admired his gorgeous maps on display. Because I love maps I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to him. Frank is a very likable guy, and I enjoyed talking with him. I asked about

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

We’re Related Mobile App

Are You Related to Someone Famous? Last week, the genealogy giant, Ancestry.com, released a new mobile app called “We’re Related.” The We’re Related mobile app is categorized as “Entertainment,” and is more of a novelty than a serious research tool. The We’re Related mobile app product description reads: Find fame and friendships in your family. We’re

Friday Fun: Soap for Men

Scots vs. Irish Since it’s Friday I thought I would share something just for fun! Do you have Scottish or Irish ancestry? Then maybe you will enjoy this! Do you remember those Irish Spring soap commercials? The ones with the whistling Irishmen and lasses? The soap claimed to leave you fresh and “clean as a whistle.”

Elvis Presley Relation

Family Tree Fun: BYU Has 5 Apps That Use Your FamilySearch Data

The BYU Family History Technology Lab (FHTL) works with students to “research and develop novel and useful family history programs.” So far they have 5 different Family History apps published. They all utilize FamilySearch.org tree data, so if you have a login you can get going quickly. These apps make exploring your family tree fun! 5

Most common US Counties

Most Common County Names in the US

County government in the United States As most of us know, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state. As a result of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the specific rights and powers granted to counties is a matter of State control. In practice, this means that the responsibilities of county