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Study on Green Temple Hunting Consequences and Frequency

Mark Shepherd recently completed a study entitled "Green Temple Hunting: Consequences, Frequency, and Recommendations." Anyone who works in FamilySearch Family Tree will find this study enlightening and helpful!


Register for Roots Tech 2017 now

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2017. RootsTech is the largest family history conference in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants! The upcoming sixth annual global conference, “Celebrate Families across Generations," takes place is February 3–6, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a great way to discover and share your family’s stories and connections, regardless of your knowledge or experience level. The events are popular with family and Registering early can save you $$$.


Family History Discovery Center Opens in Seattle, Washington

Excitement is tops in the Bellevue, Washington area as a Family History Discovery Center opens up next to the Seattle LDS Temple. This is a place where families and individuals can find out more about their families or orgin and ancestors in a fun, gaming fashion. The data is based on what is already in Family Tree mostly, and Non-LDS may have to begin by adding new information to the tree. After the fun and games that entice folks to enter the family history arena, solid sourcing and correcting of data and relationships will be needed and be accompanied by the spirit of Elijah.


Thanks for Help Fueling the Find

A week of indexing records, many in non-English languages, paid off big time. See the great results here.


"Fuel the Find" Indexing Event Has Started!

From August 7 through August 14, 2015, volunteers all over the world are working together to index FamilySearch historical records. Come join the fun and make these important records searchable for free. More details are available here.


New FSFamilyTreeUserGroup Site Goes Live

We're excited to announce that the new FSFamilyTreeUserGroup site is live! The site features the same useful content, but the navigation has been streamlined to make things even easier to find. We hope you enjoy the new look and features!


BYU Family History Conference Has Started!

This exciting annual conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to advanced family historians. See the schedule here. The blue navigation bar at the top of the schedule page has links to other helpful information.

Kathryn Grant is teaching a class Wednesday the 29th called "Getting Started with English Research." Cathy Anderegg is teaching two classes on Friday the 31st: "Bringing the Dead Back to Life: Adding Memories," and also a free class for FS Consultants on the new temple reservation impediment alerts titled "Temple Work: Are We Hastening or Hindering?" We'd love to see you at the conference, and say hi and get input.


New President and CEO Coming for FamilySearch

On 1 July 2015, FamilySearch announced that Steve Rockwood will become CEO of FamilySearch on 1 October 2015. Steve succeeds Dennis Brimhall, who has served since January 2012. For details, visit the FamilySearch blog.


Help "Fuel the Find" at FamilySearch's Week-long Indexing Event!

FamilySearch is going for a record 100,000 vounteers at its annual indexing event to be held August 7-14, 2015. If you know a non-English language, you're especially needed. Get the details here.