Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
March 20, 2018
TALLAHASSEE – FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world with more than four billion names researched, will be part of this year’s Springtime Tallahassee Jubilee Saturday, March 30.
The FamilySearch (familysearch.org) booth will be in the non-profit vendor area of the Jubilee in the Park at the corner of Park Avenue and Monroe Street.
“We are excited to be part of the 51st Springtime Tallahassee Festival,” said Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Stake Family History Center. “Springtime Tallahassee is all about families and the FamilySearch program is a good fit,” said Watson.
FamilySearch is using Springtime Tallahassee to promote two upcoming local family history events:
Family History Workshop
Saturday, April 13, 2 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meetinghouse
3717 Thomasville Road
Family History Discovery Day
Saturday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tallahassee Stake Family History Center
312 Stadium Drive
“Both events will provide an opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about family history and how to gather information on your personal family line,” said Watson.
Tallahassee’s family history center is one of 4,745 centers worldwide, offering free family history research assistance. FamilySearch offers image capture, digital conversion, preservation, online indexing, and online access services.
FamilySearch expanded its record search and Family Tree search capabilities this year. For the first time, fun discovery experiences that previously were available only at life-sized, interactive kiosks in select FamilySearch venues are now available on FamilySearch.org.
Making these discovery experiences available online expanded the reach of the activities to more patrons globally. Those enhancements include the following:
Have you ever wondered about the origin and meaning of your name or what events happened in the year you were born? The All about Me experience will allow you to discover these fun things about yourself and about your ancestors.
This simple and fun experience lets you insert yourself digitally into traditional clothing related to your heritage. On Picture My Heritage, you can save your custom photos or share them with friends and family.
Priceless stories and memories from you or family members can be recorded on Record My Story and added—by text or audio—to FamilySearch.org or downloaded to another source.
Millions of people use FamilySearch Memories to record, preserve, and share their family photos, historical documents, and stories. Users can record audio remembrances related to a photo they have uploaded. Memories gives users the capability to organize items in an album according to their interests or needs.
“Family history research is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. People want to know where they came from. They want to know about their ancestors,” said Watson.
FamilySearch is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Registration on familysearch.org is free.