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
30 August 2013
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
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
31 July 2013
01 April 2013
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!
21 March 2013
16 March 2013
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
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