Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Twile Integrates with FamilySearch

DONCASTER, UK and SALT LAKE CITY, UT (September 28, 2016)Twile and FamilySearch International have announced the launch of a new feature that will let users generate a family history timeline and share their research with other family members online. The timeline is designed to make research and discoveries more engaging for the broader family—especially younger generations—and to encourage collaboration. securely to, Twile imports a user’s tree and automatically adds events, such as births and marriages, to a personal, interactive timeline of their family history. Users can then browse the timeline, add photos, and share it privately with other family members.

By presenting a family tree as a timeline, Twile makes it easier for the non-genealogists in a family to explore their ancestry through events, stories, and pictures. It also encourages collaboration by letting them add missing details, their own life events, and recent photos.

UK-based Twile won two awards in the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2016, including the People’s Choice award. In response to customer requests, Twile immediately started development on its FamilySearch integration.

Paul Brooks, Twile CEO, said, “The FamilySearch import has been our most requested feature, especially following our success at RootsTech. We have a passionate community of FamilySearch users who have waited patiently while we built it, and we’re so happy that it’s now ready for them.”

Currently, the integration imports FamilySearch’s Family Tree data into Twile. Soon, Twile will be adding support for FamilySearch’s memories and photos plus an automatic synchronisation that will keep the Twile timeline up to date as FamilySearch records change.

“FamilySearch is always looking for fun, engaging experiences that help our patrons make new personal discoveries and family connections. Twile’s rich, custom timeline of key family history events does exactly that!” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO.

To utilize the new feature, FamilySearch users will need to register for Twile at The basic service is free and lets users add up to 10 events and photos per month, while a Twile Premium account allows subscribers to add unlimited events and photos for $49.99 per year.
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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Twile

Twile is a UK-based interactive timeline of your family’s past, present, and future. The timeline consists of photos and milestones—such as births, marriages and deaths—that tell the story of your family from your earliest known ancestor right through to today. Family historians can import their family tree from FamilySearch and then add more recent events from their own life before inviting their family members to explore and contribute.

While the Twile website is aimed primarily at family historians, it is also designed to encourage the rest of the family to add their own content, including the younger generations. Since its beginnings, Twile has been backed by Creative England, a number of UK angel investors and Findmypast, with whom they partnered in February 2016. Twile was the winner of two innovation awards at RootsTech 2016, including People’s Choice.

Monday, September 12, 2016

More Joyful Times ~ Adding Another New Daughter-in-Law's Name to My Genealogy Database

It has been such a wonderful and eventful year for our family. We added a beautiful daughter-in-law to our family in June when our third-oldest son married his sweet bride in Provo, Utah.

Earlier this month we added another beautiful daughter-in-law to our family. Our youngest son and his lovely bride were married on September 3rd in Fresno, California.

Our son and his sweet fiance (now wife) were married in the Fresno California Temple. They were sealed for time and all eternity. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that marriages performed in the holy temple can last throughout the eternities and not end at death.

Their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous.

Gwen Hawkins, owner of Gwen Hawkins Photography, did an amazing job. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from our son and daughter-in-law's special day.

I have now added our sweet new daughter-in-law's name to my Legacy Family Tree database. Such happy times for our family!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A House for Sale and a Wedding

It's been pretty quiet here on my blog lately. And, it's likely to remain quiet for the next few weeks. Why? Because we have big exciting things happening around here right now. One of those big things is that we bought a new house. It should be completed in late January 2017. Last week we put our current house on the market. For those who've been through this process before, you know how stressful, exciting, and super busy it all is.

In addition to selling our house, we have another exciting event happening. Early next month our youngest son and his beautiful fiance are getting married. We are so happy for them! Such a wonderful and joyous occasion!

This year has been filled with so many wonderful and exciting events. My regular readers may remember that I shared the happy news about our third-oldest son's wedding in June. We are truly blessed!

So, please excuse my absence from regular blogging for a while longer. I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fab Finds on Hiatus

Just a quick post to let you know that my weekly Fab Finds posts will be on hiatus for several weeks. They should begin again on September 9, 2016. We have a lot going on around here right now (all good stuff). One of the exciting events coming up is our youngest son's wedding in early September.

Thank you for your patience and have a wonderful rest of the summer!


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday (Almost) ~ Carl and Hilda Gillberg - My Swedish Immigrant Great-Grandparents

I'd like to share this special photo with you today. It's a photo of my paternal great-grandparents, Hilda Maria Carlsson and Carl Albert Gillberg. It was included in my Grandma Ingrid's blue Book of Remembrance. Underneath this photo my Grandma Ingrid wrote the following:
"My parents of to-day. I pray that our Father in Heaven will let you stay with us for many more years. If it be his will."
I don't know when Ingrid wrote these beautiful words in her Book of Remembrance, but it had to be sometime before 15 January 1956. That's the date that Hilda passed away. Carl passed away on 3 May 1963.

I'm grateful to have my Grandma Ingrid's two Books of Remembrance and the photos and documents they contain.

Thanks for stopping by!


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