Premium Features Now Available in the App Store

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

Find Data Problems Using The Family Nexus App

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

Mobile App Development Update

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

A Sense of Place

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

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

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

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

Locating Burial Sites of Your Ancestors

Headstones and Burial Sites Locating burial sites of your ancestors can be very rewarding. Many people feel a personal connection when standing in front of an ancestor’s headstone. Headstones can reveal information about your ancestor. The headstone itself, or its proximity to other headstones, can also contain clues to other family relationships. In the past,

Mapping Ancestral Residences

Family History Discoveries: Mapping Ancestral Residences

Columbus Day Today we celebrate Columbus Day. We honor this explorer who had a dream and set out to find a faster, shorter route to India. We honor him as the Discoverer of this “New World” for Europeans. Never mind that the Welsh claim that Maddoc was here almost 300 years earlier. Never mind that the