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“FamilySearch Labs: Family Group Trees and the Together App”

Robert Givens

Categories: LDS, S

Talk Abstract:
These new features of FamilySearch were made public at RootsTech 2024. The Family Group Trees feature has been in the works for over 7 years and allows a family to create a private place on FamilySearch where the living members of the family can create a tree of the living where everyone can see everyone else in the group. Memories and sources can be added and everyone in the group can see them. The Together app is a new app that is intended to be a companion to the new Family Group Trees. With it you can share many kinds of things about yourself and your family and share with the living members of your Family Group Tree.

Speaker Bio:
Robert Givens has received advanced degrees from Fresno State College and California State University, Fresno. His career in education spanned 39 years in that area. He started researching in family history during his high school years and has been even more actively involved since his retirement in 2008. This included 8 years directing the Fresno North Stake Family History Center and currently with his wife is an Area Temple and Family History Adviser for 11 stakes in the Fresno region.
For 15 years as a FamilySearch volunteer he was actively involved supporting various features of FamilySearch, including helping patrons with their problem records, launching and supporting social communities and administering research groups sponsored by FamilySearch in Facebook, and working on its Research Wiki. He is an experienced researcher in New England, Midwest and southern state records, has published 4 genealogy books, and presented on genealogical topics in multiple states. When he is not researching, he loves to garden, read, and watch sports on TV.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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