Thursday, October 28, 2010

Celebration of Family History DVD Now Available

I attended the Celebration of Family History event in May as part of the National Genealogical Society conference. It was a wonderful experience. The music and the words reaffirmed to me the power and importance of family history.

And now that event, Celebration of Family History, is available on DVD. I can't wait to get my copy!

From Paul Nauta at
SALT LAKE CITY—A major 2010 highlight in Salt Lake City was definitely A Celebration of Family History—a once-in-a-lifetime event that will never be forgotten by those fortunate enough to have attended. Now, all can enjoy this remarkable, inspiring event on DVD. To purchase the video (which will sell for $4.50, includes shipping and handling) or watch video highlights, go to

The DVD features a celebration of family history through music, stories, and the captivating words of renowned author and historian David McCullough and President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event includes moving musical numbers by the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square and inspiring video presentations showing the impact family history can have on individual lives.

The talks, music, and films can be played as a single program, or they can be viewed as individual segments for those wishing to use the video as a teaching or reference aid. The presentations are sure to inspire those looking for additional insights into family history.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finding Your German Town

Need help finding your ancestor in Germany? Teresa Steinkamp McMillan presents a helpful online tutorial about finding a German ancestor's town of origin.

Course information
German Town of Origin (click here to view)
  • No cost
  • 48 minutes long
  • Microsoft Silverlight must be installed
  • Downloadable syllabus materials available