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

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

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

The Family Nexus Mobile App

The Family Nexus Mobile App

It’s Coming! I am pleased to formally announce that The Family Nexus Mobile App is under development! A beta version should be available sometime in December. Following our beta testing period it will be available for free download from the Apple store! And don’t worry – an Android version will be developed as well! If

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Getting to Know David Taylor

Introduction and Early Life I enjoy knowing a little about the various authors and bloggers I follow on the Internet, and I offer that opportunity now to you. That’s me up there in the Old West style photo. My name is David Taylor, and I grew up in Arizona surrounded by extended family on both

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Nexus – a New Metaphor for Families

nexus [nek-suh s] noun, plural nexuses, nexus. 1. a means of connection; tie; link. 2. a connected series or group. 3. the core or center, as of a matter or situation. I love words. The right word can be powerful. It can speak volumes and communicate nuance and context. The wrong word can create misunderstanding and confusion, or at

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Family Nexus – A Center Place

A Beginning History is the sum of individual events involving PEOPLE, PLACE, and TIME. Of course, each event is not an isolated incident and is influenced by other People, other Places, and other Times.  Here at The Family Nexus we emphasize the power of place across generations and time.  This blog is a beginning of sorts for us.  But of