Add Family History to Your Vacation Plans With summer vacations quickly approaching many people are gearing up to travel. Some of those travels will include trips to ancestral homelands – those places where your ancestors were born, lived, and died. Not everyone travels to these locations with the primary purpose of doing family history research.
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
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
Power of Place I was only 15 years old, and I was with a bunch of other rowdy teenage boys. 35 others to be exact. We were all dressed from head to toe in the uniform of the Boy Scouts of America. I was in our nation’s capital as part of a 15-day excursion for
The First Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving nearly upon us it seems appropriate to remember the Pilgrims who were among the first to come to America in search of religious freedom. Although theirs was not the first harvest celebration or “day of thanksgiving” in America, the struggles and triumphs of the early colonists embody the American ideals.
Heritage Tourism and LDS Church History Tours In addition to genealogy tourism, a similar travel niche is becoming increasingly popular. It is known as heritage tourism. LDS Church history tours are part of this specialty tourism segment. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, heritage tourism involves “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that