Welcome

We are so excited you found us. Come join us and see why the unraveling of family history is the fastest growing hobby in the land. All members of Idaho Genealogical Society and persons interested in their family history are welcome. The Idaho Genealogical Society meets 11 months out of the year. December is our holiday month.

Board meetings are held at the Lake Hazel Library, located at the corner of Five Mile and Lake Hazel, 10489 Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho 83709.

21 September 2013

Fun New Website & App

Historypin.com is a site where you can save pictures & share with others.  I just joined recently....more information to follow.  Stay tuned!

30 August 2013

RootsTech 2014

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2014, which will be held February 6­-8, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This annual family history conference, hosted by FamilySearch, is a unique global event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. Over the past three years, RootsTech has grown in popularity with attendees to become the largest family history event in the United States!


Various pass options are available, with pricing set to make RootsTech an affordable experience. Early Bird pricing discounts for a Full Access Pass ($159) and a Getting Started Pass ($39) are available until January 6, 2014.
An additional $20 discount is available for a limited time. Attendees can get a Full Access Pass for just $139 simply by using the promotional code RT14EXCLSV before September 9, 2013.
To get more information and register, visit rootstech.org.

27 August 2013

22 August 2013

New Speakers

The following men will give their presentations during the DRC (Dead Relative Collectors) meeting on Saturdays at 10:30 am until noon at the Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise.
 Sept. 21, 2013: Idaho State University History Professor Ron Hatzenbuehler: "Idaho's Settlement and Migration"
Nov. 16, 2013: Boise attorney David Leroy: "Lincoln and Idaho"

IGS's major theme for 2013 is the Idaho's Sesquicentennial celebration of the Idaho Territory (1863-1890).

09 August 2013

Cemetery Visits

We got to 3 cemeteries on Wednesday & took pics of graves.    The one of my great grandmother did not have a stone :  very sad.
Found an unknown person in a family plot, giving me another mystery to solve.
Used the Billion Graves app on my phone  & would recommend it for uploading pics   
Also will add the pics to findagrave.com
Plan to go to New York City tomorrow.


31 July 2013

Genealogy Vacation

Next week I travel to New York, home of my Dad's ancestors.   They immigrated from Ireland & Germany.   Most of the families are still living in NY,CT & NJ. 
Plan to visit Long Island City, where my Grandparents met & married.   
Also on my agenda is Calvary Cemetery: with 3 million graves it is NY City's largest .

01 April 2013

Favorite Class @ RootsTech

Sorry has been so long since I have blogged.  Would like to share my favorite class @ RootsTech:  No Purchase Necessary:  Free Genealogy Topls for your iPad/iPhone

Devin Ashby gave this presentation reminding us that there are also apps for Android devices.

Remember to use apps that come with your device:  notes, voice memo, camera, maps, & screen shot.  If you don't know how to capture what's on your screen just hold the home botton down while simultaneously pusihing the power button & you'll have an image in your photo gallery.

Great apps for family history:
1.  Dropbox, Files, Google Drive, & iCloud:  for storage
2.  Dragon (Dictation & Recorder):  for speech to text transcriptions & to record audio files
3.  iDownloader;  capture videos & other files
4.  AppsFire:  keeps you up to date with new apps
5.  Evernote:  organization
6.  Google Voice:  creates a free internet phone number to make calls & text for free
7.  Talkatone:  free calling from your iPad or iPod
8.  Saving Memories Forever:  record living memories. 

We had a wonderful time @ RootsTech.   Please visit the site  www.RootsTech.org 

I will be sharing more class notes & all the wonderful vendors we met in the weeks to come!

16 March 2013

Countdown to Roots Tech

Just 4 more days until we leave for Roots Tech in Salt Lake City!  Juvanne Martin & I will have the chance to network with genealogists from all over the world.  We will also take advantage of the many classes that are offered. 

You many take advantage of the live streaming video at RootsTech
RootsTech also is on Facebook and Twitter.

Hope to have time to post updates here and will give a full report next week.

04 February 2013

Rexburg Family History Conference

The first Bi-Annual Rexburg FamilySearch Center Family History Conference will be held on March 9, 2013 at the Rexburg FamilySearch Center, 29 West 1st North, Rexburg, Idaho, and in adjacent buildings. The Center is west of the Rexburg Tabernacle and south of the Rexburg branch of the Madison County Library.
Keynote Devotional Address at 9:00 am in the Rexburg Tabernacle by President Clair O. Thueson, President of the Rexburg LDS Temple
Close to thirty classes will be held between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 pm. Pack a lunch or visit one of the many restaurants within walking distance.
A Vendor Hall will exhibit a variety of useful products and information for the family historian

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