Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage Video and Hands-On Workshop (Workshop)
3653 Niles Rd. St. Joseph Michigan (LDS Church Bldg.)
This workshop is an opportunity for you to bring in your Family History and receive help where you need it. We will have scanners available for those who would like to scan photos or documents and add them to your family tree and there will be a few computers available for you to use if needed. If you have a laptop we would appreciate you bringing it with you.
There will also be a feature video for those who would like to view it. This video will take an hour to view. It will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Video: Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, FamilySearch and MyHeritage: - Presenter: Sunny Morton. This is a video that was recorded at the 2017 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com, FamilySearch.org and MyHeritage.com all provide international audiences with tools and records for researching family trees online. But which one -- or ones -- should you use? This lecture introduces and compares important features for beginning and intermediate users. You'll learn why you should be familiar with all four sites; subscription and free access options; and how they compare for overall historical, tree and DNA record content. You'll learn general geographic strengths and how to find specific geographic content on each, as well as the presenter's favorite features and cautions/challenges of working with each. Finally, you'll get a suggestion for building your "master family tree" securely -- and from more than one website.