FamilySearch to Make Millions of Obituaries Searchable Online Tens of Thousands of Additional Indexers Needed to Help Create an Every-Name Index to Millions of Obituaries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESalt Lake City, Utah—February 7, 2014—FamilySearch is working with partners and the larger genealogical community to collect, digitize, and index millions of obituaries from the United States (with other nations to follow). This huge undertaking will ultimately make hundreds of millions of names of deceased individuals and information about their family relationships freely available for online research. Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch, announced this new initiative in his keynote speech yesterday as he
Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week. This is week 5 of the challenge and I am going to introduce you to my Great Grandfather, Myer Krueger. He is the father of my maternal grandmother, Shirley. Though I never got to meet him, he is the ancestor that I’m most intrigued by and his family has been my biggest brick wall. I take a break sometimes, but always return to learn more about him as I can. Here we go! Myer Krueger was born 10
Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week. This is week 4 of the challenge and I’m going to share some stories of my maternal grandfather, Edward Herbert Morse. I do not have many personal stories of him, but my grandmother wrote a lot about him so I will rely on her to share stories of his life. Edward Herbert Morse was the 5th child (3rd son) of Zuma Butts and Edward Babe Morse. Born on 4 March 1918 in Michigan City, Indiana. His father worked
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Recently my friend Amy Crow, who writes No Story Too Small, challenged others to join her in writing about our ancestors each week. This is week 3 of the challenge and I’m going to share some stories of my maternal grandmother, Shirley Helen Krueger Morse. I’ve written a few posts about her in the past, but this time I wanted to share more of my own stories of her. Shirley Helen Krueger (1918-2008) From the time I was a little girl I spent a lot of time with Grandma Morse, She was always an energetic and fun person to