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Timeline of Genealogy - 1620 - 2009 - the tools

Timeline of Genealogy - 1620 - 2009 - the tools

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Published by Thomas Jay Kemp
It's a great day for genealogy!
Review the sweep of the history of genealogy and the new tools that enable us to be more efficient, effective in preserving and sharing our family history.

A talk given by Thomas Jay Kemp at the Family History Expo – St. George, UT February 28, 2009
It's a great day for genealogy!
Review the sweep of the history of genealogy and the new tools that enable us to be more efficient, effective in preserving and sharing our family history.

A talk given by Thomas Jay Kemp at the Family History Expo – St. George, UT February 28, 2009

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It’s a Great Day for Genealogy!

1620-2009

Timeline
• 1620 – Pilgrims • 1636 – First Public Library & Archives • 1690 – First Newspaper

Timeline
• 1620 – Pilgrims • 1636 – First Public Library & Archives • 1690 – First Newspaper

• 7 May 1724 – 1st Genealogy published – newspaper - American Weekly Mercury • 1731 – Library Company of Philadelphia • 1771 – First Genealogy Book Published • 1776 – Revolutionary War • 1789 - American State Papers • 1791 – Mass Historical Society

Timeline
• 1825 – 1st Photograph • 1830 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints founded • 1839 – Microfilm invented • 1845 – NEHGS – begins • 1876 – Centennial • 1876 – Pres. U.S. Grant encourages writing local & family histories • 1894 – FHL begins

Timeline - 1912
• According to the 16 Mar 1912 issue of the San Jose Mercury “Genealogy Study Rapidly Growing. In Recent Years Americans Have Been Making Great Study of the Family Tree”.

Timeline
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1620 – Pilgrims 1636 – First Public Library & Archives 1690 – First Newspaper 1724 1731 1771 1774 1776 1789 1791 1825 1839 1845 1876 1876 1894 – 1st Genealogy Published (7 May 1724) American Weekly Mercury – Library Company of Philadelphia – First – 1st Genealogy Book Published – First Genealogy book Published – Revolutionary War - American State Papers – Mass Historical Society – First Historical Society – – – – – – 1st Photograph Microfilm invented NEHGS – begins Centennial – Less than 1,000 US published family histories Pres. U.S. Grant encourages we write local & family histories FHL begins

Timeline
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1920 – 2,000 genealogies published 1948 – NewsBank founded 1969 – Internet Invented 1972 – 50,000 genealogies have been published 1976 – Roots book published – TV Series 1981 – First laptop (Osborne) 1983 – Ancestry begins as publishing imprint April 1984 – PAF Launched 1990 – 1992 – 1995 – 1997 – 1998 – 24 Mar 1999 – Family Origins (Roots Magic) First GENTECH Conference Google Launched Legacy Software Over 90,000 genealogies published 1999 – FamilySearch.org launched Blogs begin

Timeline
• 2003 – RootsMagic (see Family Origins) • 28 Oct 2003 – Facebook begins • Nov 2005 – newFamilySearch – Beta begins • 19 Oct 2006 – GenealogyBank launched • 28 Oct 2006 – WorldVitalRecords.com launched • Jan 2007 – Footnote.com launched • Nov 2007 – newFamilySearch – limited roll out • 2008 – 150,000 genealogies published • 2008 – Scribd.com

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Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird

Garcelon site

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