In The Loop

Recap of the First FOREVER Genealogy Gathering


We are thrilled to share the highlights of our first FOREVER Genealogy Gathering, which took place on May 18, 2024. Here's a look at what made the day special and how to access the event recording and resources.

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Event Highlights

Live Demo of FamilySearch's New Full-Text Search AI Tool
This innovative tool allows users to search through unindexed original records, which are "read" by artificial intelligence. This technology improves the way genealogists and family historians access and interpret historical documents.

Presentation on Building Your Genealogy Toolbox
This presentation was a treasure trove of information for both novice and experienced genealogists. It covered a variety of essential resources, including:

  • FamilySearch Centers and Affiliate Institutions
  • FamilySearch Catalog
  • FamilySearch Research Wiki
  • The Genealogy Databases and Resources at public libraries and local archives

Open Discussion on Naming and Building Our New FOREVER Genealogy Community
Engagement and community-building were at the heart of our open discussion session. Attendees shared their thoughts on potential topics, meeting formats, and the overall direction of our new genealogy community.

Feedback Survey
A survey was conducted during the event to gather attendees' valuable ideas and opinions. Attendees provided us with fantastic feedback and suggestions, all of which are being compiled for review. Your input is crucial in helping us improve and tailor future events to better meet the needs and interests of our community.

Access Event Materials

Missed the event or want to revisit your favorite parts? You can now access the recording, slides, and handouts from the FOREVER Genealogy Gathering. Catch up on what you missed or rewatch the segments that you found most valuable. Feel free to share this link with any family history enthusiasts who were unable to attend.

Access the Event Materials Here

We Want Your Feedback!

Your feedback is essential to us. Please share your thoughts about the FOREVER Genealogy Gathering to help us enhance future meetings. We are committed to making each event better than the last, and your input plays a vital role in that process.

Thank you once again for joining us for our first FOREVER Genealogy Gathering. We look forward to continuing this journey with you and building a vibrant, supportive community of genealogy enthusiasts.

Happy researching!

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