Protecting Your Genealogy Research

What will happen to your genealogy research once you are gone? Do you have a plan?

There is a simple and affordable way to protect your research and insure it will still be accessible after you are gone. Even better, this resource will help you grow your family tree and it costs you nothing! All you need to do is import your family tree into FamilySearch.org.

The LDS Church has made family history a mission. For more than a century, they have collected, preserved and shared genealogy records and resources worldwide. We can thank the church members who have collected and digitized an amazing archive of records from around the world and made them available to all of us at no cost. Their Family Tree component gives you a view of your family, but that’s only a small part of it. Instead of creating a tree for each user, FamilySearch is building one amazing tree while sharing your part of it with you.

FamilySearch mobile app

This has research advantages for you. You will meet cousins you never knew existed and often they have research to share. There are also elements which make it possible to add photos and memories to help bring your ancestors to life. If you choose to post photos, letters, diaries and other ephemera to an ancestor’s Memories, those memories will be insured a long and fruitful life. Along the way, your research cousins will have added their own memories which add even more to your research too.

But that’s just the beginning. FamilySearch offers free apps for desktop and mobile devices to build your trees. In addition to documenting the information you have about your ancestors, FamilySearch continuously searches their massive archives and posts hints to records that look like they relate to one of your ancestors.

Memories screen in iOS appAlong with that, there’s also an amazing amount of research support. There’s something for everyone – from beginner to experienced family historians. The Help menu on the desktop apps includes the Help Center, Learning Center, Research Wiki and even consultants if you need them.

The research, memories, documents and photos you collect in FamilySearch will always be available to you and your research cousins online while the originals are maintained by experienced archivists and stored in their Granite Mountain Records Vault – “a long-term storage facility designed for preservation”.

Ulysses for Family History

If you are waiting until your research is done before you begin writing your family history, I’ve got news for you. Your research is never done! Do you find the idea of writing “THE FAMILY HISTORY” so intimidating that you just can’t get started? Me too. Fortunately I discovered blogging and started writing “little” stories about the people, places and things I already knew about along with those I discovered in my research. It didn’t take long before I had quite a collection. I needed a way to organize them and repurpose them into family history publishing projects. Continue reading “Ulysses for Family History”

Your family stories in a beautiful book

Your family stories in a beautiful book

What a delightful Christmas present! The whole family gets a gift of love. At StoryWorth, we make it easy for people to record their family stories and print them in a beautiful hardcover book. Our customers have told us over and over again how much they love our printed books, so today we are thrilled to announce some major improvements: new covers, a new printing partner, and simplified…

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Your family stories in a beautiful book


What a delightful Christmas present! The whole family gets a gift of love.

At StoryWorth, we make it easy for people to record their family stories and print them in a beautiful hardcover book.

Our customers have told us over and over again how much they love our printed books, so today we are thrilled to announce some major improvements: new covers, a new printing partner, and simplified pricing.

To celebrate this launch, we’re offering 30% off our printed books and 30% off any books made with our new printing partner, Blurb.

Details at StoryWorth.