Jim Hayes had tried to find his biological parents for decades. Despite some roadblocks, it was finally an Ancestry.com DNA test that brought Hayes and his father together for the first time in 50 years. See the video of them reuniting for the first time as captured by Good Morning America.
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Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to those around you? If not, you will now . . . Sorry. But, there is good news! Relatives Around Me, a new feature in the FamilySearch Family Tree app, can tell you the answer.
FamilySearch, the world's largest genealogy organization, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced this week that they will be "significantly redesigning" their Family Tree and record search functions to include same-sex couples and their families.
The Family History Library Block Party, sponsored by the Library and the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018. This fun-filled family-friendly event will include live entertainment, a rock-climbing wall, bounce houses, face painting, family history arts and crafts, and pioneer games with free prizes. Admission and activities are free.
In 2017, FamilySearch announced that it would be discontinuing microfilming in favor of digitizing records. This shift made records more accessible worldwide and improved the efficiency of recording important historical documents as sources to your family tree. Today, efficiency is what’s needed; preserving physical genealogy records in archives is, in many cases, a race against the clock.