DID YOU KNOW:
SGS MEETING RECAP
DID YOU KNOW
How long will RootsTech sessions be available on the website after the conference? We will keep most of the
classes and keynotes from RootsTech up
for approximately three years. Most classes from 2021 will be available until the 2024 conference and 2022 classes until 2025. Where do I go to watch them?
Check it out below.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW
There is ONE safe place to store all your photos and stories... FOREVER.
Safely stored 600 ft. underground. And also
duplicated inside YET another mountain. Yeah...We got you covered! FamilySearch.org is a non-profit and totally free!
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Six Steps To Find Your Civil War Veterans and Their Regiments
To get the most out of Civil War Stories, you need to know who in your tree might have a story! We show you how in just 6 steps to find those people.
YOUR GENEALOGY NEEDS MET AT THE LOCAL FHC!
WE are the FamilySearch Center, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an international organization dedicated to helping all people worldwide discover their family story.
ARE you looking for help in your a Family tree?
HERE, you will be shown how to begin a free tree that will be placed online for any of your family members to share more information about your deceased ancestors. That will enable family around the world to easily retrieve and use this information in search of their family members.
FOR over twenty years FamilySearch.org has helped millions of families gather their ancestors. Since it's inception, on May 24, 1999. There are now over 7 million page views each day on FamilySearch.org.
YOU can contribute towards finding your family by starting an online tree and gathering and documenting your family for your loved ones.
ALWAYS, at FamilySearch we believe connections to our family members-past-present-and future-can be a source of great joy that helps us to understand our own personal identity and may even help us overcome some of our own challenges in life.
WE WANT TO HELP YOU save and share your family’s memories before it’s too late, and they disappear, never to be found again.
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WHERE HISTORY HOLDS THE KEY!
This is a FREE website that promotes self learning. If you want to start a FREE Family
Tree on FamilySearch, OR begin family research on Ancestry, or learn how to index records, then...
THIS IS THE PLACE!
And we also keep track of all the Rootstech videos for you to find RIGHT here. SO COME ON...
Learn at HistoryKEY.org which also connects you to the 1950 census! Just click below.
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WHAT'S ON THE TUBE?
Want to know more about indexing?
Check out this YOU TUBE VIDEO,
A SELF HELP TUTORIAL ... Enjoy :)
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FOOD & FAMILY
Did you know...family recipes are a tradition!?!
GO AHEAD...Make it with family!
What food is most popular in March?
Well, that would be anything associated with LOVE!
WAR STORIES TO WARM YOUR HEART
an Ancient Greek historian and general, once said:
“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it.”
ANOTHER WAR STORY
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YOU MAY FIND HELP
HERE FOR YOUR SEARCH!
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How to create a family health history
A family health history is a written record of health and medical conditions that have happened to you and your relatives, including your immediate and extended family. It isn’t a prediction of your health or your family’s health; rather, a family health history can help you understand your risk of certain conditions and act on that knowledge.
Why is a family health history important?
When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. Many disease risk factors are modifiable, meaning that we can change them for the better and optimize our health. If you learn, for example, that heart disease runs in your family, you may feel motivated to make lifestyle changes that help lower your risk. Keeping track of your health and medical information and that of your close relatives is beneficial in many ways. A family health history may help you and your relatives:
Identify disease and health patterns in your family
Make a list of family members. Include grandparents, parents, siblings (including half-siblings), children, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Include at least three generations, if possible. Make note of who married into or was adopted into the family.
List their health conditions. For each person, note:
For relatives who have passed away, age and cause(s) of death
Talk to your family. To gain more information, explain to your relatives what you’re doing and why. “Interview” those who are willing to discuss their health. Listen carefully and take notes. (If someone declines to participate, respect their wishes and their privacy.)
Expand your research. Family trees, family photos, letters and baby books may contain useful information. If you need more information about deceased relatives, look for family medical records, insurance forms, obituaries, funeral home records or death certificates. Your family members may have these or know where to access them.
Organize your notes. You can keep information in a word processing document or actually draw a family health tree, if you like.
Share your family health history with your health-care provider. They can review and help you interpret your findings.
Share the information with your family. Knowing that certain diseases run in the family may help your relatives make health decisions, change their lifestyle habits, keep up with medical appointments, etc.
Store health information safely. You can password-protect digital files. If your notes are on paper, keep them somewhere safe and private.
Update your family’s health history regularly. Share updates with your physician. And if you develop a health condition yourself, let your family know.
Descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott will share her story
RootsTech 2024 by FamilySearch,
The premier global family celebration and genealogy event, is happy to announce the first of its keynote speakers for the 3-day experience, February 29 to March 2, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and online. Lynne M. Jackson, author, and president and founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, will take the main stage on Friday, March 1, 2023. Ms. Jackson is the great-great-granddaughter of Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved couple well known for taking their case for freedom to the U.S. Supreme Court. The theme for RootsTech 2024 is "Remember", a fitting framework for Ms. Jackson's keynote address. She created the foundation to “promote the commemoration, education and reconciliation of our histories... and ensure that we never forget the struggle for freedom, citizenship and equality, with an eye towards helping to heal the wounds of the past.”
Ms. Jackson has spent her life telling the story of her ancestors and advocating for civil rights. It's a story of courage, fear, and faith to claim one's right to freedom, by the law of the land, and by the conviction that all human beings are entitled to stand up for their freedom.
In the Dred Scott v. Sanford case of 1857, the Supreme Court denied Dred and Harriet's petition for freedom, ruling that enslaved people were not citizens of the country and could not expect protection under the law. The decision is considered one of the catalysts for starting the U.S. Civil War, a pivotal conflict that resulted in the abolition of slavery across the nation. Dred and Harriet Scott were eventually granted the precious freedom they were once denied.
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