Introducing a google for genealogy!

Google tries to be comprehensive but the web is immense. They can’t index everything so they limit how many pages they index from each site. That means you’re missing thousands of possible results when you use google to search the web for genealogy. OurRoots is a new genealogy-specific search engine that will index (almost) all…

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RootsFinder support is back!

We are pleased to announce that Findmypast is in the process of granting GeneFun, Inc. a license to operate GeneFun will operate, support and maintain on behalf of Findmypast who will continue to own RootsFinder. Findmypast will use data in RootsFinder public trees as hints for users of Findmypast. If you have any questions, please email….

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Sorry to go

My last day at Findmypast will be at the end of this month. Going forward, Rootsfinder will be supported and maintained by Findmypast ( Findmypast acquired RootsFinder earlier this year. I have enjoyed developing RootsFinder and connecting with those of you who are using it. I plan to continue developing family history software in the…

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Congratulations to our Survey Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our survey! Over 150 people from all over the world participated: from the US to Australia, from Europe to South America. Here are the ten lucky participants who won a free one year subscription to our Pro Plan: Y Johnson from California, D Mayes from Missouri, R Cresswell from England, V Shotwell…

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June News

Several years ago I hiked Kings Peak, the tallest mountain in Utah. Toward the end of the hike there was a field of broken rocks. It took a long time to hop along the rocks and cross the field, but when I finally made it across there was a terrific view of the valley floor…

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How I Solved It: Returning to a Small Town in Scotland

In May 1863 in a small town in Scotland, Robert Henderson said goodbye to his father James and left for America. Robert’s mother Christian Dalziel had passed away about a year earlier. It’s unlikely that Robert ever saw his father again since James died a few years later, in March 1867. Locating James and Christian’s…

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RootsTech 2019 & FamilySearch advice

Wow, RootsTech was amazing! It was so great to meet everyone, hear your thoughts, and share RootsFinder with you. Thank you so much to everyone who dropped by the booth. The RootsFinder tree loved walking around for photo ops again this year, and we’re already looking forward to next year! In case you missed it, though, here’s…

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We’re joining Findmypast!

RootsFinder is excited to announce its acquisition by Findmypast. Findmypast gives us the support of a large company and the world’s most respected source of UK records. RootsFinder will continue to operate independently as There are no plans to change the features and services RootsFinder users currently enjoy. Here’s the press release: FINDMYPAST ACQUIRES…

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Right Person, Right Place, Right Time: Using Document Evidence to Resolve the Unknown in your DNA Results (Part 2)

In this two-part series, the expert researchers at Legacy Tree Genealogists share valuable tips for tackling “unknowns” that surface as a result of DNA testing. Maybe you came across an unexpected ethnicity; maybe you have some unknown parentage; maybe you just want to figure out how you’re connected to someone because you’ve looked at their tree…

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Right Person, Right Place, Right Time: Using Document Evidence to Resolve the Unknown in your DNA Results (Part 1)

In this two-part series, the experts at Legacy Tree Genealogists share some valuable tips on how to tackle the “unknowns” that can surface as a result of DNA testing. Their team has handled many tough investigations over the years, and they’ve learned some tricks they’re willing to share with RootsFinder users. Here’s Part 1 of…

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