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“Are You Ready Now That Family Search Family Tree Is Live?”

James Tanner

Categories: LDS, O

Talk Abstract:
FamilySearch Family Tree is taking the place of “new FamilySearch” and is now available to everyone, whether LDS or not. The data comes from new FamilySearch, but in Family Tree it is easier to edit, add sources, and remove. It also requires that you cite reasons for what you are claiming and has ways of entering links to webpages that substantiate your data. You can also add photos and stories so it becomes more than just a collection of names, dates, and places. Someone at RootsTech 2013 last week said, “Genealogy changes charts; family history changes hearts.”, and James Tanner will discuss these features with us.

Speaker Bio:
He is a retired attorney living in Mesa, Arizona, and is the author of Genealogy’s Star blog at http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com/ , an early and important family history blog and one of the official blogs for all three of the RootsTech conferences. He has been actively involved in genealogy for many years, is on the support staff of the FamilySearch Research Wiki, and is moderator for Arizona and Utah. He is also the author of The Guide To FamilySearch Online, published in hard copy and pdf and available from http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/store/product_view.php?id=1593 . His blog has a good collection of articles about current items in family history and helps keep us up to date on what’s happening. He has over 30 years experience in law and computers and over 20 years doing genealogy research. He presently serves as a volunteer at the Mesa Family History Center where he helps patrons and teaches classes.

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