Las Vegas: The Marriage Capital of the World

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 6, 2013 in Website

The Vegas wedding has become an iconic part of pop culture since 1931, when the new marriage law in Nevada was passed allowing couples to marry on the spot with no wait times or requirements. Since then couples of all kinds including celebrities have been getting hitched in Sin City. With the convenience of time Read More

Discovering True Love

Posted by Juliana Szucs on February 4, 2013 in Ask Juliana, Research, Website

There’s a story behind that marriage date. But unless the tale has been passed down through family lore or you’re the proud owner of a collection of torrid love letters, you’re never going to get it, right? Don’t give up so easily. Turns out that story of true love could be hiding in a yearbook Read More

Discover Your Family Connections At RootsTech

Posted by Nick Cifuentes on February 4, 2013 in Events

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch and sponsored by, offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technology to start or accelerate your efforts to find, organize, preserve, and share your family’s connections, stories, and history. What Does RootsTech Offer? In addition to over 250 informative classes and hands-on workshops available for those from beginner to Read More

John and Vada Sommerville—Civil Rights Dynamic Duo

Posted by Paul Rawlins on February 1, 2013 in Website

Born in Jamaica, John Somerville got his first taste of Jim Crowe-era discrimination the day he got off a ship in San Francisco in 1902 and couldn’t find a decent room or meal. He didn’t like it.   This Who’s Who bio explains how John and his wife, Vada, spent the rest of their lives Read More