Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Insider Ketchup

Ancestry Insider KetchupI’m trying to take the rest of the month off for Christmas, but news keeps happening. I have no time. Time to quickly ketchup…

Laura Bush and Daughter Speaking at RootsTech

From the RootsTech press release:

RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations.  RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on February 13, 2015.

For more information, see the article on the FamilySearch blog.

Ancestry.com Explains Missing DNA Ancestry

I hear people all the time complain that their Ancestry.com DNA report excludes countries of known ancestry. Ancestry.com’s Anne Gillespie Mitchell recently explained some of the reasons. Read “Ask Ancestry Anne: Where Is My Native American DNA?” on the Ancestry.com blog.

LDS Church History Department Collaborates With FamilySearch

The Deseret News LDS Church News recently shared news of a partnership between FamilySearch and the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Using the power of FamilySearch.org and the scholarship of The Joseph Smith Papers Project, descendants of early Church members can now connect to original source documents where their own progenitors are mentioned,” said Elder Steven E. Snow, Church Historian and Recorder, according to the article.

The article gives a link to a page on FamilySearch.org where members can go to see if there are any links for their ancestors: https://familysearch.org/josephsmithpapers#. You can also search on the Joseph Smith Papers website at http://josephsmithpapers.org/. Check the list of people at http://josephsmithpapers.org/reference/people#a.

For more information read the article on the Deseret News website or on the FamilySearch blog, see "Did Your Ancestors Interact with the Prophet Joseph Smith?"

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