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

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In Case You Were Wondering...

A great introduction to FamilySearch and the granite vault. Enjoy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Utah County Readers

Here are the Family History classes at BYU for this coming Sunday, August 26, 2012. If you have the opportunity to attend any of them, they will be well worth your time!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Something New to Index!

Immigrants at Ellis Island
Since the 1940 U.S. Census is now indexed and the hoopla has died down a little, it's time to focus on a new goal. Enter the next big thing...Naturalization and Immigration Records. Since the United States is a melting pot from many nations, most of us probably have immigrant ancestors! I'm excited to work on this project. Maybe I will find those elusive Lithuanians that I have been looking for! Maybe I won't, but at least I know that I will be helping someone else find their family. If you want to get involved or at least learn more about the project, click here. Maybe you will end up indexing the very people that you are trying to find! Happy Indexing!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Slovakian Records Added to FamilySearch

The Slovakian online record collection at FamilySearch is now over 5 million! If you have ancestors from that area or other former eastern bloc countries (like I do!) don't just think that you can't do family history. Many, many records are coming from those areas. So, no more excuses! Since records are being indexed so fast for so many different areas, be sure and check each week to see what has been added. You may be surprised at what you find! By the way, if you would like to help index these great records, go here for more information.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The 1940 Census Indexing is Complete!'s my dad!
This is so cool to see my dad in the context of a son with his parents! What a treasure the 1940 Census is! If you haven't yet found your ancestors on the 1940 Census, give it a shot at or The 1940 Census opened up a whole new world for lots of us. It's like we can touch our ancestors! For more information on the 1940 Census, check out this article published in the Daily Herald a few days ago.
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