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"The Records Are in the Archives” By Carol Kostakos Petranek

The books were in chronological order and covered the entire metropolis of Sparta. One could not narrow a search by villages or surname.

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FamilySearch Provides LDS Members with Free Accounts to Commercial Family History Websites

Church members can now receive free personal subscriptions to,, and

Massive Online US Obituaries Project Will Help Find Your Ancestors

In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International and GenealogyBank announced an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online.

Do Your Family History in One Minute A Day And Change The Lives of Your Family Forever!

Each day, after we say our family prayers and read scriptures and work on our family weekly memorization we take a few minutes to read a part of a written history of one of our ancestors.

By Nicholeen Peck
Turning Hearts: "You’ve Just Got to Go!”

Anticipation and excitement abounds in our house whenever we prepare for a genealogy field trip. Just wondering who and what we will find – and which new adventures await!

By Carol Kostakos Petranek
Finding Magic in the Past

I never met my grandfather, who passed away about eight years before I was born, but I have always heard about his challenging life.

By Dian Thomas
DNA Revelation: Join the Worldwide Census of the Family Tree of Man

Calling All Pettys! (Insert Your Own Surname) - Join a Family Surname Genealogy DNA Project.

By James W. Petty, AG, CG
Setting the Example of Family History as a Priesthood Holder

As priesthood holders, we offer comfort and protection in the home. There is, however, one important item that may be lacking: your involvement in the salvation of your ancestors.

By Carol Kostakos Petranek
DNA Revelation: A Family History Gift From God

God has given us DNA as a cellular encyclopedia of data and instruction. Through our unique sequencing of genes and chromosomes, it gives us our family history which genetically matches those who share a common ancestry.

By James W. Petty, AG, CG
FamilySearch Volunteers Break Single-Day Participant Record

FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for the most indexing and arbitration volunteers participating in a single day.