google-site-verification: google82af41cbbb927c7d.html Grove Creek Family History: July 2012

Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Friday, July 20, 2012

Indexing Update on the 1940 Census

Did you know that the 1940 U.S. Census on is 92.47% indexed? Below is the list of the states that are not 100% done yet.

Maryland 83%                    South Carolina 58%
Massachusetts 63%            North Carolina 78%
Wisconsin 95%                   Georgia 85%
Michigan 61%                    New Jersey 41%
Tennessee 74%                  Connecticut 92?
Ohio 90%

If you would like to help with the indexing (there are many, many records to index besides the 1940 Census), click here for more information!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dennis Brimhall (Managing Director of Family History Department) Speaking in Orem, Utah

Dennis Brimhall (Managing Director, Family History Department) will be speaking Tuesday, July 10th (tomorrow) at 7:00 pm at the Family History Training Center in Orem, Utah. The topic is "The Doctrines of Family History Work." If you are interested, the address is 1075 South Geneva Road, Orem. This building is a double stake center. The meeting will be in the east chapel. Enter through the northeast corner of the building. All are invited for this fabulous evening of instruction!

BYU's Annual Family History and Genealogy Conference

It's that time again! Plan on attending the Family History and Genealogy Conference at BYU, July 31-Aug 3, 2012. For more information, click here!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What's Happening with the IGI?

The July 5, 2012 entry on The Ancestry Insider blog offers up insight into the International Genealogical Index records that are so important to genealogists. There has been quite a bit of hoopla concerning how has indexed these records in their new system. If you want the straight up talk about it, listen to this webinar. If you want the shorthand version from The Ancestry Insider, click on the link. Either way, it should help clear up IGI confusion (at least for now)!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Adult Family History Challenges

The web is an interesting place! With a little sleuthing about a topic, it is amazing what you can find. I am grateful for those creative souls that can add beauty to a concept! Case in point...I have been posting ideas for all family members to use to get involved in family history. FamilySearch has all of these ideas (that I have been posting) in their Wiki, but it is just a list! I am so grateful that someone used their creative talents to create this. Thanks to the family history consultants who took an idea and ran with it. I hope that in the future I can become more creative. I'm kind of a left brain, accountant type! The world needs all types!
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