Gearing up for RootsTech 2020

RootsTech is not only where my passion for Family History was kindled but it's also where it blossomed. Attending either online or in person since 2012 has been one of the highlights of every year. I love the energy, the innovation, and the people; you simply can't find the same incredible mix of my two favorite things, innovations in technology and genealogy anywhere else!  That said, I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning to RootsTech again in 2020. As a presenter, since 2017, and an attendee since 2012, I have had some incredible experiences learning and sharing in the passion we all have for family history.  This year I am incredibly excited to be invited to be a RootsTech Ambassador as well.  RootsTech is my favorite event of the year with it's incredible energy and innovative edge on other genealogy conferences, I can't wait to help share that innovation and excitement with more of the world through social media and other avenues.

Stay tuned as I&…

Riverton Family History Seminar

I'll be teaching at the
Riverton FamilySearch Library/Saturday Seminar this Saturday, so I thought I'd post some resources here, to make them available for those who will be attending.

Here's a link to my Google Drive folder with my syllabus' and my Family Group Sheets and Research Log I'll be sharing. 

View the calendar in my sidebar to see other upcoming classes.

Preserving & Sharing Family History in Fun & Modern Ways for BYU Family History Webinars

It's time for another BYU Family History Library Webinar.  This month I'll be presenting

Preserving Family History in Fun & Modern Ways Thursday, March 28th at 3 PM

Other Resources: CollectionaireCoupon Code: livs201950% DiscountExpires May 31st, 2019Doodly Special Feel free to let me know in the comments if you would like me to teach any of these products more step by step in a future webinar.

To learn more about the BYU Family History Webinar Series and for more information:
 *See the side panel of my blog for other upcoming classes.

Adobe Spark for Family History

Today I'm going to add to my #CrazyBusyHelps series with some tools provided from Adobe Spark.  I'm going to focus on their use from a family history angle, but certainly there are many other uses. So I've been teaching about using Adobe Spark for Family History for a few years now and I really do love it, so I thought blogging about it was long overdue.

Adobe Spark has 3 different projects you can create, posts, pages and videos.  I've used all three for Family History purposes and I'll give you a quick example of each:

Are the easiest and quickest creations you can make, basically think of it as creating a meme, collage or social media post of some kind.  I've used it mostly for making images to go along with my posts on the blog but my friend Jana Greenhaulgh from the Genealogy Kids blog gave me the idea of creating posts for holiday's and other events to share with your family about their ancestors.  There are many ideas out there, but here are…

River Heights 2nd Ward Fireside

RoosTech 2019 Class Resources

**If you liked my classes, I'd sure appreciate it if you would be willing to rate them on the RootsTech app.** Untangling the Knots in Your Family Tree
Resources: FamilySearch.orgFan Chartmobile appTree SweeperFamily Group Sheet & Research Log (PDF)Family Group Sheet & Research Log (Google Sheets/electronic)Ancestrymobile appMyHeritagemobile appFindMyPastmobile appRootsFinderRecord SeekOne Tab Extension
Sharing Family History in Fun & Modern Ways Power Hour

Nicole Dyer: Discovering Family History in Your Home
Jana Greenhalgh: Discovering Family History on the Road
Olivia's section: Adobe SparkEnwovenTwileDoodlySpecial PriceCollectionaireGoogle Photos Families Discovering Family History Together Power Hour


Olivia's section: Discovering Family History Amidst Your Crazy-busy Life Family & Personal HistoryJourneyQeepsakeACR (android) &  (iPhone)Marco PoloStoryWorthGenealogyFamilySearch Family Tree AppAncestry AppFindMyPast AppMyHeritage…

Spanish Fork Family Discovery Day - Resources from Liv's Classes

Thanks for coming to my classes today, I hope you got some useful ideas and techniques for moving forward with your family history.

Below are the slides and syllabuses from the 3 classes I taught today.  Let me know if you have questions or if you need any additional help.

I'd also love any constructive feedback on the classes, especially "Untangling the Knots in Your Family Tree," as I'm teaching that class at RootsTech later this month.  If you're willing to give me some feedback, please fill out this survey:

Untangling the Knots in Your Family Tree:

Preserving & Sharing Your Family History in Fun & Modern Ways:

Discovery ~ Gather ~ Connect: Is there an App for that?