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Dr. Jerry Park, an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, writes of his interest in the PBS series Finding Your Roots. The show explores the ancestry of well-known Americans. A recent episode shows that, thanks to the work of Latter-day Saint genealogists at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, researchers were able to discover records that contain information about one celebrity's family back to the 1200s. (The Family History Library portion of the program starts at the 40:55 mark.)
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing people of Hispanic descent a digital index of Mexico's 1930 census. In addition to including the information in the FamilySearch index for names, the Church is providing Ancestry.com with the information as well.
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FamilySearch has always used the latest technology to help people learn more about their ancestors. Now, this nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing genealogy-related videos on its FamilySearch YouTube channel.
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Genealogy has been a popular hobby for over a century, but the pursuit of one’s ancestors is now a decidedly technology-intensive endeavor. To help family historians take advantage of the latest technology, FamilySearch has launched a new section on its FamilySearch.org website called FamilySearch TechTips.
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The newest family history center has opened in Puerto Rico, and local television station WAPA-TV provided viewers with a tour of the new facility in a recent news story. The center is located in the law school of the Interamericana University and opens to the public on Saturday, 14 May.
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Over 3,000 people are attending the first annual RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City this weekend. The goal of RootsTech is to foster innovation in the world of genealogy technology. In conjunction with the conference, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke to Church members and leaders who are involved in family history work.
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Elder Marlin K. Jensen, historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other leaders, visited the Tubuai Latter-day Saints on the French Polynesian island over the weekend. During their visit, Elder Jensen rededicated the Church's Mahu Chapel after recent significant additions to the building, which is located on an original Tubuai meetinghouse site.
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As reported by Jennifer Dobner from the Associated Press today, four genealogical conferences will converge in Salt Lake City in late April.
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At least 100 million individual names have been digitized from the City Hall archives in Manila, Philippines, as part of a larger preservation project with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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