presents Family History Live Chat on Twitter – July 28th 8pm ET

Posted by Sean Pate on July 27, 2011 in Website

Join Family History Expert Juliana Smith this Thursday evening as she Answers Your Questions in our First Ever Live Chat on Twitter! Have you always wanted to ask a family history expert a question about your own genealogy research? Now’s your chance! Join family history expert Juliana Smith in’s first ever Live Chat on Twitter! Using TweetChat, Juliana will answer questions about how Read More

The Ballots Are in on California Voter Registers

Posted by Paul Rawlins on July 25, 2011 in Collections

Anybody know whether Jack London had gray eyes? The California Voter Registers, 1866-1898, database just released on takes you back to a time before you presented a picture ID at the voting booth, which may explain some of the unexpected details you may find in these records. Preventing Voter Fraud Statewide voter registration in Read More

4th Of July Photo Contest

Posted by Sean Pate on July 11, 2011 in Website has launched a photo contest in search of the best 4th of July family photo from this year’s celebrations or years past. Participants are invited to enter the 4th of July photo contest through’s Facebook page – just click the “Contests” tab – or follow this link: Be sure to submit your Read More

Announcing Your ALL-NEW Monthly Newsletter

Posted by Jeanie Croasmun on July 8, 2011 in Website

I’ll be honest, when I was first asked to edit the monthly newsletter, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. It’s a fantastic means of communicating new content, enhancements and tools with you. But it’s an email, where everything should be quick and bite-sized. And family history, with detailed stories and individualized, custom research Read More Gets a New Look

Posted by Tana L. Pedersen on July 7, 2011 in Family Tree Maker

If you haven’t visited recently, it’s time to take another look. Recently, Family Tree Maker launched its newly redesigned website with simplified navigation and more features to help you find answers to your questions. Here are a few highlights: A tour of the software shows some of the key features and tools available in Read More