Friday, August 02, 2013

Mormon Parenting: Kids need to know ancestry, pioneers or not | Deseret News

Mormon Parenting: Kids need to know ancestry, pioneers or not | Deseret News

While the big family history conference is happening in Utah, at BYU, attendees who are non-Mormons are exposed to the church's attitude and influence toward family history.  "Turning the Hearts" of the children to the fathers and vice versa, is part of our religion.  The keynote speakers have shared LDS concepts that many genealogists feel already strongly about; it can be summed up in two words, "family counts".

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Evidentia | Give a Voice to Your Sources

Evidentia | Give a Voice to Your Sources

I'm excited to start my 30 day trial on this software that I just found out about!  (Thanks, Pat Richley).  Evidence is where it's at, folks.  Proving your ancestry by gathering documentation, evaluating the documents and analyzing the findings is the only way to go.  I hope the learning curve begins at basic intelligence, as I sometimes get a little overwhelmed at the level of tech knowledgey that I'm expected to have on board.

PBS series to test claims of famous roots | The Columbus Dispatch

PBS series to test claims of famous roots | The Columbus Dispatch

I, for one, am glad that Dr. Gates is continuing his quest in support of genealogical proof!  I hope each of us are always "testing" our research.