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New Videos on the BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel – The Family History Guide Blog

As you may know, the BYU Family History Library has free weekly webinars on a wide variety of family history topics. These webinars are also recorded on their YouTube channel, which is now approaching 1,000 uploaded videos. The most prolific contributor to BYU Family History Library webinars is James Tanner, who also serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Family History Guide Association. The Family History Guide has links to several hundred of the videos in the various Goals and Choices throughout the site. Below is a list of some of the videos from The BYU Family History Library YouTube Channel that were posted in June: Involving Children in Genealogy - Jerroleen Sorensen Connecting to a Deceased Person on FamilySearch - Ann Tanner How to Talk to Your AI Chatbot About Genealogy - James Tanner The Québecois – French-Canadian Research – Maureen Brady O Say, Can You See: Introducing U.S. Military Records - Alyssa Martinez English Research: How the General Register Office Can Help You - Kathryn Grant Training Your Mind to Think Like a Genealogist - James Tanner Using the FamilySearch Full Text Search Feature - A Genealogical Goldmine – James Tanner Avoiding the Same Name Trap - Kathryn Grant Tips and Tricks for Improving Your Search Results – Julie Wilcox   [caption id=attachment_10203 align=aligncenter width=840] Top view two women teamworking on project together using laptop. Teamwork at coworking offices in the city.[/caption]

Presenting TFHG on Paper – The Family History Guide Blog

It's no secret that The Family History Guide website is too large to capture on paper. But it can be summarized and presented on paper, in as little as a two-page handout. Yet why would someone want to do that, if it's easy to get on the website and view it online? The answer is that there may be situations where using paper, strangely enough, may be an effective way to present The Family History Guide (TFHG), such as in the following cases: You are presenting TFHG in a location where the internet connection is spotty or unreliable. You don't have access to a screen that's large enough for people to see the website text, if they are sitting near the back of the room. You don't have time for a full presentation, but you want to give others something to read until they can get on to The Family History Guide website themselves. Enter the new TFHG on Paper presentations, one for general interest and one focused on Latter-day Saints. Each presentation is a two-page PDF file that lists 25 items of interest in The Family History Guide and where to find them on the site. Attendees can follow along with the printed PDF and explore the site features on their laptops, tablets, or phones if internet access is available. After the presentation, they can take the double-sided sheet with them as a reminder of what was covered. For the full, downloadable PDFs, visit Presenting TFHG on Paper on The Family History Guide website, in the Trainers menu. Enjoy!

Tracing Your Ancestors in Colonial America – The Family History Guide Blog

Note: This article was published previously on The Family History Guide blog site in July 2023. As we just celebrated Independence Day in the United States in the next few days, let's remember our ancestors who lived in British Colonial America (what the United States used to be). There are some helpful resources in The Family History Guide to get you started or help you further your research, as you discover your ancestors' lives. Let's take a look at a few of them ... Revolutionary War Records In Goal E2 of the United States page, check out Choice A to get started with Revolutionary War records. There is a brief introduction video by James Tanner, followed by a section on Records and Resources (how to find Revolutionary War records and how to read them) and another on Events and People (civilian patriots, loyalists, etc.). At the end of the Choice you'll find a number of QUIKLinks to Revolutionary War record collections from FamilySearch and Ancestry. In the Vault, you can find additional links to articles and videos, such as for pension records and Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. British Colonial America Resources Although doing research in British Colonial America can sometimes be a challenge, The Family History Guide can help. In Goal D3 of the United States page, Choice A covers early American and colonial immigration resources. There are several videos that discuss research strategies, articles that explore how to find records, Mayflower family resources, and more. The Vault has a Next Steps section with additional articles and videos for British Colonial research. Regional Research You can find more information about ancestors in British Colonial America by exploring Goal A3 in the United States page. Choice C covers New England and the Mid-Atlantic area, while Choice D covers the Southern area. There are also individual U.S. state pages that may extend back to highlight pre-statehood resources. We wish you a happy and safe rest of July, and thanks again for the important work you do in bringing your ancestors' lives and stories to light!