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RootsTech global family history event goes virtual

TALLAHASSEE – Family history, or genealogy, is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. (after gardening) and the second most visited category of websites (after adult content), according to ABC News. Which is why RootsTech, an annual family history conference, has emerged as the leading gathering of family history experts in the world. This year, due to the global pandemic, RootsTech will be virtual and free to the public. Scheduled for Feb. 25-27, RootsTech Connect will bring national experts on searching ancestry to the comfort of your home via personal computer, laptop, or phone. Shari and [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:03:03-04:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , , |

Local family history consultant to attend international RootsTech event

Local family history consultant to attend international RootsTech event TALLAHASSEE – Courtney Newton, a Tallahassee resident and family history consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Salt Lake City, Utah Feb. 26-29 for RootsTech 2020, one of the largest family history conferences in the world, drawing attendees from all 50 states and 40 different countries. Newton will be one of 26,000 attendees at the more than 300 breakout sessions. RootsTech demonstrates that the pursuit of family history isn’t just about dusty records and visits to cemeteries. It’s about photos, [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:14:13-04:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Family History, News|Tags: , |

Quincy branch to host family history classes

Twice a month classes are free to the public Quincy – The Quincy Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 816 S. Pat Thomas Parkway, will host free family history classes for the public starting Nov. 13. The classes are scheduled for the second and third Wednesdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Quincy Branch, believes family history research connects the generations. “We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:18:16-04:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Perry church to host family history classes

September 19, 2019 Perry – The Perry Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1566 W. Julia Street (CR 609), will host free family history classes for the public starting October 3rd at 7 p.m. The classes are scheduled weekly on Thursdays. Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Perry Branch, believes family history research connects the generations. “We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one generation to another,” he said. Class attendees will be introduced to FamilySearch, [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:21:26-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Family History Discovery Day offers variety of class topics

May 4 event will feature 18 classes at family history center April 19, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – TALLAHASSEE – Presenters at this year’s Family History Discovery Day range from a Native American member of the Muscogee Nation to a pair of Alex Haley disciples who are members of the Tallahassee African-American Genealogical Society. “We have something for everyone when it comes to family history research,” said Charles Watson, director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center located at 312 Stadium Drive. The May 4 Family History Discovery Day features 18 classes designed [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:22:11-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Idaho couple has dedicated three years to family history

Will conduct April 13 Tallahassee workshops April 3, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – Tom and Irene Price of Rexburg, Idaho are family history road warriors. The senior volunteers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, based in Atmore, Alabama, spend their time traveling the region giving presentations about family history. They started their volunteer work in November 2015 and are currently working on their second 18-month volunteer stint. They will return to Idaho in May. Before retirement, Price worked in computer software development and later started a passenger transportation company. The couple have nine children [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:23:00-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Ellis Island Records Now Available Online

This is my great-great-grandfather, Jens Nielsen Skousen. On May 20, 1862, with the Civil War raging to the south, he, his wife and several hundred other Danish immigrants sailed into New York harbor and disembarked at Castle Garden in Manhattan, following their sea journey of about six weeks. They had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and were obeying their prophet’s direction to “gather to Zion.” Castle Garden was operated by New York State, and was eventually the point of entry for more than eight million immigrants. However, with growing numbers of immigrants [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:23:42-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News|Tags: , , |

FamilySearch.org brings family history focus to Springtime Tallahassee Jubilee

Vendor booth will highlight April, May Tallahassee workshops March 20, 2018 TALLAHASSEE – FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world with more than four billion names researched, will be part of this year’s Springtime Tallahassee Jubilee Saturday, March 30. The FamilySearch (familysearch.org) booth will be in the non-profit vendor area of the Jubilee in the Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Monroe Street. “We are excited to be part of the 51st Springtime Tallahassee Festival,” said Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Stake Family History Center. “Springtime Tallahassee is all about families and [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:24:22-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |
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