Sharing Time:

When visiting cemeteries for Memorial Day, don't forget to take digital photos of the headstones.  Send the photos by group email to all of your relatives.  In some of the links below. you will be able to find actual copies of death certificates and burial information on some of your ancestors.  You can copy the certificates and burial records and send them to relatives to help spark interest in temple and family history work and to get valuable genealogical information into many hands.  If any of you prepare a handout of cemetery information sources and links to have available at your family history centers for patrons to take home or to pass out with your ward bulletin, please send us a copy and we'll link to it in our next newsletter, so one person's work can benefit everyone (hint, hint).  Thanks!

Cemetery articles and links:     Article containing links:  "Cemetery Research Online"      Utah Death Index     Utah Burials Index (70% are in this index)      Cemetery Index online      Find a Grave      Cyndi's List - Cemeteries      Gravestone Photo Project       United States Cemetery Project

Shared by Brother Hess:  Handouts from BYU-Idaho sponsored Boise Spring Family History Conference

There are many You-tube videos on Genealogy that may be helpful to some of you:  "Genealogy Guy" has 10 videos posted sharing computer genealogy tips (such as using "the Google Tool Bar" "Control Find to locate your ancestor quickly on a webpage,"cached copies of removed websites," etc.)       Don Anderson interview       A Long Lost Photograph (touching unknown photos and song)

From Eastman's Genealogy Newsletter:        1914 U.S. County Maps by State (link)       The Fate of the 1890 Census - was it really ALL destroyed?     New York Times' Immigration Explorer   Free Online Photo Editor    
                                                                          50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2009        Search Past Newsletters          
Roots Television instruction video on how to label your digital genealogy photos (free)

A fun idea from the Bingham Creek Fair:     On the wall of the cultural hall were posted 8 by 10 pictures of 40 different temples.  Fair attendees were given a half sheet of paper numbered from 1-40. There was a prize for the person who could identify the most temples correctly.  Family History Center Director Mike Provard had taken all of the photos himself, as he traveled around the world.  He has them all framed and hangs them in his dining room at home.

Poster Idea shared by Joan Bosworth:        Poster description.       link to story source: 
Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Gospel Doctrine Teacher's Manual     lesson 39

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