RootsTech is the premier event to celebrate your heritage and other meaningful connections through a deeper understanding of family history and genealogy. Come join us and discover your story at RootsTech 2024! Registration for the entire three days of RootsTech is now open at RootsTech.org. Millions of virtual and in-person attendees are expected to participate February 29– March 2, 2024, for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and the ability to connect people to their family. The free online event features: 200+ new online sessions in over 26 languages Join keynote sessions live from the comfort of your own home Chat [...]
Tallahassee’s FamilySearch Center has reopened to the public after the completion of recent building renovations.
TALLAHASSEE – For the people who operate FamilySearch, a family history and genealogical records website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, every month is Black History Month – not just when February rolls around on the calendar – and the interest is not limited to the Black community. “Black History Month is a learning opportunity for all people,” said Kayla Jackson, FamilySearch marketing coordinator. “We want to highlight those stories to help people understand how Black narratives are interwoven and integrated into American history.” Delois Hollinger and Tichaona Matewa of Tallahassee, two [...]
TALLAHASSEE – Family history, or genealogy, is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. (after gardening) and the second most visited category of websites (after adult content), according to ABC News. Which is why RootsTech, an annual family history conference, has emerged as the leading gathering of family history experts in the world. This year, due to the global pandemic, RootsTech will be virtual and free to the public. Scheduled for Feb. 25-27, RootsTech Connect will bring national experts on searching ancestry to the comfort of your home via personal computer, laptop, or phone. Shari and [...]
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Local family history consultant to attend international RootsTech event TALLAHASSEE – Courtney Newton, a Tallahassee resident and family history consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Salt Lake City, Utah Feb. 26-29 for RootsTech 2020, one of the largest family history conferences in the world, drawing attendees from all 50 states and 40 different countries. Newton will be one of 26,000 attendees at the more than 300 breakout sessions. RootsTech demonstrates that the pursuit of family history isn’t just about dusty records and visits to cemeteries. It’s about photos, [...]
For young Latter-day Saints, gospel learning is not just a Sunday thing TALLAHASSEE – High school and college-age members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tallahassee area know a little bit about burning the candle at both ends. High school students participate in the church’s Early Morning Seminary program and college students take weeknight classes as part of the church’s Institute of Religion program to facilitate gospel learning. Church congregations in Tallahassee (seven), Thomasville, Cairo, Perry, Crawfordville, Quincy, and Madison participate in early morning seminary classes starting at 6 [...]
Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints seek to ‘Light the World’ TALLAHASSEE – Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will take part in the Church’s ‘Light the World’ campaign, which kicks off Dec. 1. Local congregations include seven in Tallahassee and units in Crawfordville, Madison, Perry, Quincy, Thomasville, Ga. and Cairo, Ga. Participants are encouraged to think of someone every day who they can help or invite, and serve as the Savior did, one by one. “Light the World presents marvelous opportunities to invite friends [...]
Service projects have included NICU quilts and breast cancer pillows TALLAHASSEE – On the second Tuesday of each month, women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gather for a sewing group session at their meetinghouse at 5455 Buck Lake Road. But this isn’t just any sewing club. The women are knitting a patchwork of Christlike service in the projects they undertake. Jeannie Campbell, one of the group’s organizers, said the group has been meeting for almost two years and they have already made a difference. “Our first project was Newborn Intensive Care [...]
Twice a month classes are free to the public Quincy – The Quincy Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 816 S. Pat Thomas Parkway, will host free family history classes for the public starting Nov. 13. The classes are scheduled for the second and third Wednesdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Quincy Branch, believes family history research connects the generations. “We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one [...]