Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Family Tree at FamilySearch

I am excited about the changes and improvements that are being made to Family Tree. It is part of FamilySearch.org and it will eventually replace New.FamilySearch.org. It will be available for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also for nonmembers. Members should sign in with their LDS account and then they will have access to LDS Temple information.

Watch this short Introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree video to learn more.

Go to Family Tree Training to learn how to start using the program. The training resources are very comprehensive.

I would advise users of New.FamilySearch.org to make the switch now. Stop using New Family Search. Starting watching the tutorials for Family Tree. And start updating and sourcing the information on your family in Family Tree.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas and Family History Ideas

This morning I watched a webinar from Life Story Productions

It was presented by Marlo Schuldt and Kathleen Bitter and featured Quick Pages that are now available for making an Heirloom Cookbook and 2012 Calendars. I learned more about the options in Heritage Collector Suite. A new feature in the latest 7.3 version is the capablility to tag your photos with GPS co-ordinates using Google Earth and addresses or place names or the Google Earth Map.

I am interested in following Kathleen's Storybook Blog. There are some great ideas for projects and free downloads for calendars.

And I know I need to take the time to watch the Heritage Collector Tutorials