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Why did Jonathan Stark leave his prized pocket watch to his nephew, instead of his son? To solve the mystery, turn first to probate records, the legal “last words” of a person’s life. Probates are rich in stories and secrets. Nothing provides clues ... read more

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Stephen F. Anderson is a 30-year veteran of the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His specialty is words. He writes, edits, and manages the FamilySearch blog. Steve is also an oral history journalist. He has bee... read more

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July 2015 marked the inaugural year of the new myFamily Youth Family History Camp at BYU in conjunction with the annual BYU Family History Conference. Sixty two young people from around the world descended on Provo, Utah for four full days of Family Histo... read more

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FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogy organization, is nearing completion of the anticipated Delaware Tombstone Project. Information for the project has been copied from gravestones dating from 1700 to 1960. Records were typed on batches of pre-pr... read more