Day: January 10, 2018

FamilySearch Begins Construction of New Ogden, Utah, FamilySearch Center


FamilySearch Begins Construction of New Ogden, Utah, FamilySearch Center

Artist's rendering of the Ogden, Utah, FamilySearch Center targeted for completion in 2019.Ogden, Utah (8 January 2018), FamilySearch held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new FamilySearch Center in Ogden, Utah, on the corner of Grant Avenue and 22nd Street. When complete, the free attraction will create fun, innovative, family history experiences for patrons of all ages. The project is on a fast track to be completed in the spring of 2019. Admission will be free to the public. (Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom).
Elder Steven Merrill Petersen, an Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, overseeing the groundbreaking along with local dignitaries, noted that Ogden was once known as Junction City for those passing through the area. Ironically, he said the new Ogden FamilySearch Center “Will serve as a junction between the past, present, and future. The center will serve everyone in the future to help them tie their past to the present. As we look back, we move forward.” He iterated that the center will be set in the heart of Ogden as a junction for everyone to gather, free of charge, to find their ancestors and to discover themselves.
The new facility will be another unique and exciting destination for locals, families, and youth groups, as well as for tourists of all ages visiting Ogden, Utah.
The Ogden FamilySearch Center, currently located at 539 24th Street, originally opened its doors in 1966 and will remain open during construction of the new facility. It has been one of the largest and busiest facilities in nonprofit FamilySearch’s network of over 5,000 family history centers worldwide. It will be 1 of only 5 locations offering interactive discovery experiences.
When complete, the new facility will span 12,000 square feet of space and offer free world class research services, and fun, engaging activities designed to create personalized family discoveries. It will offer a unique gathering place for families with interactive and immersive discovery experiences for visitors of all ages, free access to online genealogical websites, and personal assistance. Many of the interactive features will use a patron’s family history in the FamilySearch Family Tree to create custom learning experiences.
“We’ve learned that if individuals and families have fun, personalized, quick successes and experiences with their family’s history, they will continue to be more involved at different levels throughout their lives,” said Diane Loosle, Vice President of FamilySearch’s Help Division and Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. “It also deepens appreciation for family connections across multiple generations.”
In anticipation of the new center’s opening in 2019, it is suggested that individuals and families take the time now during construction to create a free account at FamilySearch.org and begin building their family tree, adding favorite family stories and photos together. A developed family tree will enhance the interactive experience when the new FamilySearch center opens in 2019.
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FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Board for Certification of Genealogists

BCG OFFERS FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 8:00 p.m. Eastern

“Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

Thomas Stone left few records when he died in 1791 in Prince William County Virginia. No document or reference names his parentage. Finding Thomas’s father took thirty years. Using indirect evidence and helped by technological advances, Thomas’s father has been found. Land records make the case. This presentation demonstrates the process of creating a proof argument to identify Thomas’s father.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 16 January 2018.

Pam Stone Eagleson, CG, is a researcher, writer, and educator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a B.A. degree in history and sociology, University of Southern Maine with a M. Ed., and Tufts University with a C.A.S. in Museum Studies. Winner of the 2004 National Genealogical Society’s Family History Writing contest, Pam has attended NIGR, IGHR, SLIG, GRIP, and VIGR. Certified since 2005 by the Board for Certification of Genealogists, Pam served six years on the Board of APG and currently serves as Director of Region 4 on the Board of NGS. She lectures on genealogy sources and problem solving, is co-administrator of the Stone surname DNA project and is a member of several local, state and regional historical and genealogical societies. Her articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyMissouri State Genealogical Association Journal and the NGS Magazine.

President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA says, “Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”

Register for “Finding Thomas’ Father: an 18th Century Prince William County Virginia Case Study” by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG before 16 January 2018. BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking our affiliate link: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more information contact: office@BCGcertification.org.

View BCG’s past Legacy webinars using our affiliate link at http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619 and about past webinars of special interest to those seeking certification at http://bcgcertification.org/learning/skills/webinars/. Again, BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking and buying via our affiliate link. For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://bcgcertification.org/learning-super-parent/learning-center-2/.

The words Certified Genealogist and the designations CG are a registered certification marks, and the designation  CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.


Cari A. TaplinCG
BCG News Release Coordinator
Pflugerville, Texas

Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland -February Meeting Notice



The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will be on

Sunday, February 4, 20181:30 p.m.
in the 
Men’s Club Board Room
Park Synagogue East
27500 Shaker Blvd.
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124


Our speaker will be
Mitchell Balk,
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation President

“Whither Jewish Hospitals-the Mt. Sinai Legacy”
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation President Mitchell Balk will discuss the history of Jewish-sponsored hospitals in the United States, with a focus on Cleveland’s Mt. Sinai Medical. Balk will explain how the medical institution has had a grantmaking Foundation formed from its sale in 1996 and the people who fondly remember the history of the hospital. 


Board members will be available at our Help Desk from 1:00 to 1:30 PM 
to help with your genealogy questions and problems.

Please share this information with non-members 
who may have interest in the program.

Annual Dues for 2018 are still being collected. Mail your checks to:

Marilyn Baskin, Treasurer
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland

32850 Jackson Road

Moreland Hills, OH  44022


An annual single membership is $25; annual family membership is $35.
Please submit a copy of our membership form with your payment.

You can find a membership form on our website at 
http://clevelandjgs.org/images/pdfs/Membershipform.pdf


Sylvia Abrams, President
Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 8, 2018

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of January 8, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UTGot Swedish ancestry? FamilySearch published over 36 million free records this week from Sweden and millions of other records published from American SamoaBillionGravesIrelandNew Zealandthe PhilippinesPortugal, and Venezuela. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or search over 5 billion free records at  FamilySearch. Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom
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Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.
ABOUT FAMILYSEARCH
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah