RootsTech 2023 Registration Is Now Open

I’m excited to announce that registration for RootsTech 2023 is now open. This conference will be held both virtually and in person in Salt Lake City, Utah March 2-4, 2023. The theme for RootsTech 2023 is “Uniting.” Bringing genealogy and technology together has always been a foundation of RootsTech, but also bringing together people and…

October is Family History Month – How Are You Celebrating?

In 2001, Utah Senator, Senator Orrin Hatch, introduced a bill to Congress making October Family History Month. He said “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family”. 2001 isn’t that long ago. In 2001 I was a newlywed and recent college graduate trying to find my way in this world….

Happy Birthday, Alex Haley

I read Alex Haley’s Roots when I was 12 years old with my Granny during summer break. I remember not wanting to go outside and play, so she told me I had to read a book if I was going to stay inside. My Granny had been a teacher/high school guidance counselor for over 50…

AAHGS 43rd National Conference – October 12-15, 2022

The Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society has announced that the 43rd National Conference is now open for registration. This year’s conference will be virtual on October 12-15, 2022. There will be sessions on DNA, research methodologies, how to research online, how to research during slavery for both the slave and the slave owner, and…