Legacy Tree Genealogists had the opportunity to participate this week in the largest genealogy conference in the world – RootsTech 2017. Held in Salt Lake City, Utah, RootsTech offered hundreds of classes taught by leading genealogists on topics including how to develop a research plan, utilizing various record collections, genetic genealogy and genealogy research methodology. Join us as we recap some of the highlights from Legacy Tree Genealogists' experience at RootsTech 2017! New for RootsTech 2017, many of the keynote speakers and sessions were available for live streaming, allowing those who were unable to attend the conference to still participate and glean information from the comfort of their homes! Below is an image of keynote speakers Jonathan and Drew Scott, twin brothers, entrepreneurs and TV personalities on HGTV's "Property Brothers": In addition to informative sessions and captivating keynote speakers, RootsTech 2017 also provides an Expo Hall packed with …Read more
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Let's face it. DNA testing can be confusing. There seems like a plethora of DNA testing options available--autosomal, mitochondrial, Y-DNA, etc. Our clients often have many questions: What does each test determine, and which test is the best one for me to take in order to accomplish my research goals? Which family members do I test, and why? Once testing is complete, what do all the numbers mean, and where do I go from there? DNA testing for ancestry is increasing in popularity because of the incredible discoveries that DNA enables us to uncover. But if you have questions about genetic genealogy, you're not alone--and we want to help! One of our Senior Genetic Genealogists, Paul Woodbury, will be hosting a live DNA Q&A session on the Legacy Tree Genealogists Facebook page while we are at RootsTech. The broadcast will be held on Saturday, Feb.11th at 4 p.m. MST. Users may submit their DNA-related questions in advance on our website at https://www.legacytree.com/live. How to …Read more
Following is a list of genealogy conferences that Legacy Tree Genealogists and/or our researchers will be attending in 2017. Check back frequently for additional conference dates and details. Will you be attending a conference we're at? Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself! February 8 - 11 RootsTech, Salt Lake City, UT April 26 - 29 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Springfield, MA June 9 - 11 Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Los Angeles, CA July 16 - 21 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Pittsburgh, PA September 18 - 22 British Institute, Salt Lake City, UT September 28 - 30 APG Professional Management Conference (PMC), Washington, DC October 6 -7 Nashi Predky 4th Annual Ukrainian Genealogy Conference, Somerset, NJ October 13 - 14 Polish Genealogical Society of …Read more
Have you ever had trouble tracing elusive ancestors? Particularly finding one specific record for that family member? You have all of the key documents like birth, marriage, and death certificates. Maybe you have added census pages, military records, and newspaper clippings; but, try as you might, there is one particular document which eludes you, no matter how hard you try to find it? If so, then you can appreciate this question we recently addressed: "I am having a problem finding my mother and grandparents in the 1940 census. My grandfather, William Charles Opfer, was born on 15 October 1900. I can find him in the 1930 Census living in Gloucester Township, (Unincorporated Grenloch) Camden County, New Jersey. He is living with his wife Kathryn (Katharine) Opfer and three children: William C., Jr., Robert, and Nancy (my mother). When I search the 1940 census on Ancestry nothing shows up. So I went to the Government website and converted the 1930 Enumeration District to the 1940 …Read more