Are we related?

Have you ever wondered how (if at all) you were related to someone with the same last name?

Have you ever wondered if your best friend was a long lost cousin?

Have you ever wondered if you are related to a famous person?

Well, wonder no more! All you need to do is visit Relative Finder!

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Honor your parents #LIGHTtheWORLD

Are you participating in the LDS church’s #LIGHTtheWORLD challenge this month? (If you want to learn more check out Mormon.org)

Day two is Jesus honored his parents, and you can too…

USING FAMILY HISTORY!

What a better way to honor your parents’ then learning about an ancestor!

So today go check out familysearch.org, click on the memory tab and find a great story about an ancestor! Bonus: give your mom or dad a call and share that story. I think they’ll be touched you took the time to learn about their family!

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Call you parents and ask them their favorite story about their parents! Make sure you write it down, maybe even add it to familysearch.org.

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Record your parents talking about their childhood. Come up with questions beforehand. It’s hard to just start talking about yourself. Make sure you share this with family!

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Write down something you learned from your parents. Make sure you include an example! I recently wrote about working with my dad for a school assignment (I’m going back to college), I plan on expanding on that assignment and adding it to my life history.

What did you choice to honor your parents? What did you learn about your family?

FamilySearch App Gallery Part 6

See Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Part 5 here.

In part 2 we learned the App Gallery is broken up into 5 categories.

The final and fifth category is Tree Analyzing. The programs in this category help uncover areas of your family tree that need more attention. Don’t we all need this? There are 38 apps (as of 2/23/16) in this category for you to use!

These are some of my all time favorite apps to use! I hope you find some great use out of them also.

Find a record

Find a record is my go to program doing family history! It’s my to-do list without having to write a to-do list 😉 When I only have a few minutes this is my go to. I’m planning on a post just on Find a Record so look for that in the future. Find a Record will search your tree on FamilySearch for issues in 6 different categories. It even gives you details about what is wrong so you aren’t searching for it.

puzzillaPuzzilla may look like a funny web but it’s a powerful tool in family history. I love looking at puzzilla for descendancy research. It’s a great way to see where family members may be missing at a glance.

Relativefinder

Relative Finder is so much fun! This program shows you who you are related to. It has pre loaded trees for famous people through out history. Because this is a BYU program it does include LDS historical people, pioneers included. The other fun feature is you can make your own group and invite friends to see how you are related to them!

What interesting things did you find using these apps? How did they help you expand your family?

FamilySearch App Gallery Part 5

See Part 1 here. Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here.

In part 2 we learned the App Gallery is broken up into 5 categories.

The fourth category is Charts and Tree View. The programs in this category view your family tree data in a variety of interesting ways. Isn’t that sentence intriguing??  There are 32 apps (as of 2/23/16) in this category for you to try!

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