Archive for January, 2012

MyHeritage at RootsTech 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

WorldVitalRecords at Rootstech 2012

Here at WorldVitalRecords we are all very excited about the upcoming Rootstech Conference.  Soon over 3,000 people will gather at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City to learn and share technology and genealogy.

The MyHeritage Team at Rootstech

As many of you know, 3 months ago MyHeritage acquired WorldVitalRecords and since then we are the MyHeritage team in the US. To read all the details of the announcement read here.  As you can see in the image to the left there will be many from MyHeritage USA and MyHeritage attending this year. (more…)

Take 10 Steps: Begin Your Gen Journey!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Family Portrait

Family Portrait

By Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Are you one of those people who want to begin researching their family, but just don’t know how or where?

Beginning your unique journey – every family is different – down discovery road will be easier if you understand why you want to take that first step.

Some are interested in their medical histories, others want to find “lost” branches around the world or prove family stories. One person may wish to write a book; another to visit an ancestral town and make a documentary. Have you inherited family information and want to understand it, build on it, preserve it and transmit it to future generations?

There are a million reasons for looking into your family!

Here are 10 steps to help you get started. (more…)

Start today: Work on your to-do list

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Start today:  Work on your to-do list

A genealogy friend recently told me that – for several weeks – he has been busily scanning a pile of family photos. Collectively, his family has more than 10,000 images to be scanned and saved.

I just read an article indicating that it is not uncommon around the world for homes to burn down, and the surviving family reminisces about the lost quilts, mementos and, most importantly, family photos.

In another story yesterday, Kodak continues to revamp from the inside out as rolls of film and 35mm cameras have all but disappeared, forcing the company to rethink and rebuild to meet the current times.

As my wife and I worked this weekend to clean the house for my mother-in-law’s visit, I ran across a few rolls of old 35mm film. I was transported back to when I was a kid, waiting for my birthday gift – a camera.  Then I needed film – and had to pay for developing it – to record my friends, campouts, school events and more. (more…)

A New Year – A Great time for Genealogy

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

I’ve read many good New Year’s goals touching on genealogy research, teaching, learning, sharing and more.

Certainly this is a great time to get going with family history and genealogy.

Before I become too involved in “genealogy speak,” I’d like to welcome all readers with an interest in genealogy, but simply don’t know where to start.  Welcome!

Jumping into genealogy can be overwhelming, particularly as you read blogs written by experts from around the world.  You may find that – as you start to explore the world of online genealogy – that you discover some rather intense sites providing specific genealogy niche topics. While those sites are exciting to find once you are ready to investigate them, the following goal may help prevent you from going in over your head. (more…)