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

Scribd.com

Scribd.com

Facebook.com

Family Photos, Clippings

Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird

Garcelon site

Site included scans of original documents

“New” FamilySearch.org