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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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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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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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Join us at RootsTech 2019!

It’s that time of year again already! We’re counting down the days until RootsTech 2019, which starts on 27 February 2019. We’ll be in the Expo Hall near the Media Hub at booth #439-540 this year. Please stop by and say hi! There will be daily drawings for DNA kits and other prizes. Want a…

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News from RootsFinder

Hey there! Here’s some news about what’s been going on at RootsFinder lately that you might like to know about: New DNA import methods We’ve been working hard on a new method of importing your DNA data. In addition to importing your results from GEDmatch, you can now import your autosomal DNA information from Ancestry,…

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DNA tools to stay free through the end of October!

I have an idea for an exciting DNA tool that I anticipated would be ready by now, but it isn’t. And we’re still working through bugs on Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23andMe, and FTDNA imports. And you can’t (yet) search your chromosome matches or assign them to paternal vs maternal. Until these features are implemented, DNA tools…

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Updates from RootsFinder: new Infographics and more

In case you missed it…we started a new infographic series for your family tree(s). The first one shows the average age at death for the men and women in your family compared to other RootsFinder users’ trees and also compared to the infant mortality rate over time. (I thought it was really interesting to see…

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RootsTech Recap 2018

Thanks for visiting the RootsTech booth! Wow! What an amazing week we had at RootsTech 2018. It was so great to meet all of you who came by the booth. We’re so excited to share RootsFinder with you and help you bring your genetic family history research together with your traditional family history research…and also…

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