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Monday, October 27, 2008

We've been busy, haven't we?!

Did you know...

...78% of the US population is interested in or actively researching their family history? (source: zOmnibus Survey, Market Tools, Feb 2007)

...The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has over a half million visitors a year?!

...Over 6 million people visit local Family History Centers every year?! gets over 10 million hits per day and has over 1 million registered users?! has over 850,000 paid subscribers?! April 2008 alone, over 340 million pages were viewed on!

Wow. We've been busy, haven't we?!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oodles of google hours are good for you!

A new study out shows that doing research on the internet is actually good for strengthening your brain! So while it just feels like your brain is fried after hours of looking for your ancestors on the internet, its actually just well done. Of course they didn't say anything about what it may be doing to your eyesight!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

29 million more names -- and more coming in days

FamilySearch's Record Search pilot just released 29 million names last week, and is set to be down this week (Oct 7 & 8) to add even more. Its definitely a site to keep your eyes on. Better yet, start indexing yourself -- its fast, easy, and dare I say, even fun.