November 2017 Product Updates

Over the River and Through the Woods It has been a beautiful Fall here in Utah! We hope you enjoy this edition of Product Updates. We are working on a small update to The Family Nexus, and gearing up for some even more exciting changes we hope to announce at RootsTech 2018! The minor update should

Free Subscription Friday

Free Subscription Friday is Coming! We love our users and we want to reward you for your support! We are excited to introduce “Free Subscription Friday!” Starting on Friday, November 10, 2017, The Family Nexus will post 5 premium subscription codes. The Family Nexus app has wonderful free features that thousands of users are enjoying

New Member of The Mayflower Society!

Land Ho! On the early morning of November 9, 1620, the Mayflower‘s crew spotted land. It was the first land they had seen in more than two months, and signified to the Pilgrims that they were near the end of their long voyage. I began my journey to become a member of The General Society of

GRO PDF Pilot

Introducing William Vinicombe Jarman William Vinicombe Jarman is my 5th-great-grandfather. He was born in Devonshire, England, and I have been researching his family. The GRO PDF Pilot is helping me tremendously! Before I explain what the GRO PDF Pilot is and how it has helped I will provide some details of this family. So far

Register Now for RootsTech 2018!

Register Now! You should stop what you are doing and go register for RootsTech 2018 right now. It will be held February 28 – March 3, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The cost of registration for the full 4-day event is $169 per attendee. This Early Bird pricing for a 4-day educational extravaganza is

3-Month Subscription Winners!

Congratulations! Ten lucky people were awarded a free Silver Subscription to The Family Nexus today! This allows them to access premium content for free for three months. The winners were selected randomly from those who responded to a recent invitation to provide feedback about The Family Nexus iPhone app via an online survey. The subscription winners

Top 5 Blog Posts of Last Year

July 21st was the one-year anniversary of my first blog post. In honor of my blogiversary, I give you the top 5 most popular posts over the past year!Published: August 16, 2016 Summary: Part 1 of a 3 Part series describing simple things a beginner can do to dive in and begin doing family history.

MyHeritage ethnicity estimate

MyHeritage DNA Ethnicity Estimate

Ethnicity Estimate About three months ago I reported that I had expanded my DNA reach by uploading my raw AncestryDNA results to the MyHeritage site. Then, on June 1 of this year, MyHeritage announced that it would provide an ethnicity estimate report to everyone that uploads their DNA to their site. Previously, they only offered

Researching a Family Legend

Researching a Family Legend

Family History Legend Do you have a family legend in your family history? Chances are that you do, whether you know it or not. Family legends are not necessarily a bad thing. Family storytelling can strengthen individuals and families. They remind us of our heritage and can give us a sense of identity. However, oral