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Grant Nielsen connects families across generations with Family Gathering. Learn about family history, researching genealogy and more. Sponsored by FamilySearch.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

  • What Amazing Experience You Can Have by Finding Your Family History
    This year the RootsTech conference will be Feb 28th through March 3rd at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. The KSL's Family Gathering Show's Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Tara Bergeson Director of Content at RootsTech and Tyler Stahle Marketing Manager of RootsTech who talk about some of their experiences getting into family histories and how it's helped and enriched their lives. This year's RootsTech conference will be a great opportunity for you to find the same amazing experience. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family history. Exp

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  • Why You Should Register for the RootsTech Conference
    This year the RootsTech Conference will be featuring keynote speakers such as Scott Hamilton, Brandon Stanton, and Henry Lewis Gates Jr. The KSL's Family Gathering Show's Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Tara Bergeson Director of Content at RootsTech and Tyler Stahle Marketing Manager of RootsTech who talk about some of the great keynote speakers that will be speaking at the RootsTech conference and they also walk you through how you can sign up with a special promo code to receive a huge discount on all 4 days of the conference. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family S

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

  • How You Can Get Your DNA Analyzed
    DNA is an incredibly important source of information in helping to determine your family history. . There are so many different sources of DNA analysis that can tell you more about yourself, but once you get it what do you do with it? The KSL's Family Gathering Show's Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Tara Bergeson Director of Content at RootsTech and Tyler Stahle Marketing Manager of RootsTech talk about the DNA testing companies that will be at the RootsTech conference and what to do with the results once you get them. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. D

Monday, January 1, 2018

  • How You Can Sign Up for the 2018 RootsTech Conference
    RootsTech is the worlds largest family history and technology conference and trade show which is held annually at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The KSL's Family Gathering Show's Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Tara Bergeson Director of Content at RootsTech and Tyler Stahle Marketing Manager of RootsTech to discuss some of the keynote speakers that will be presenting, and what you can look forward to seeing at this year's RootsTech conference. They also walk you through how you can sign up with a special promo code to receive a huge discount on all 4 days of the conference. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew

Thursday, December 28, 2017

  • How You Can Find a Long Lost Relative
    Finding a relative who's information seems lost can actually be more reachable than you might think. KSL's Family Gathering Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Chris Whitehead Vice President of Record Operations and Star Hall Vice President of Records and Partners Growth at Family Search who discuss the ability to find long-lost relatives through the indexing of records on the Family Search Website. It's incredibly easy to get started. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • How Your Family History Records Are Accurately Collected
    There is a huge need for trying to get records from volunteers all over the world, but making sure that these records are accurate is a different story altogether. KSL's Family Gathering Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Chris Whitehead Vice President of Record Operations and Star Hall Vice President of Records and Partners Growth at Family Search who h talk about how they determine how accurate a source is by comparing sources of the same record. Family Search makes collecting accurate records easy. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family hi

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

  • How You Can Start Indexing Your Family History
    The process of indexing is incredibly easy with the help of Family Search's online resources. KSL's Family Gathering Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Chris Whitehead Vice President of Record Operations and Star Hall Vice President of Records and Partners Growth at Family Search who describe the process of finding the indexed records right on their sites. Plus, you can even base the searches on how experienced you are with family history gathering. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of fre

Monday, December 25, 2017

  • How Indexing Family History Records Can Help You Find Your Distant Relatives
    Living memories can only last a lifetime, so when they run out that's where indexed searchable records come into play. KSL's Family Gathering Host Grant Nielsen is joined by Chris Whitehead Vice President of Record Operations and Star Hall Vice President of Records and Partners Growth at Family Search who talk about how historical documents are taken, digitized, and indexed making them available to the families who want to find them. It's a complex process and many volunteers around the country and the world are helping to get these records easily into the hands of the right people. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never k

Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • How You Can Capture Your Own Oral History this Holiday Season
    While oral histories are being used to define the histories of villages in Africa, you can use an app to do the same thing with your family at home this holiday season. Family Gathering's Grant Nielsen talks with Family Search's Oral History Program Manager Brent Hansen and Oral History Project Coordinator Pamela Hirwa about how Family Search's Memories app can help you record these family histories when one of your family members just starts telling a story. Because everyone these days has a cell phone in their pocket, Family Search's Memories app help you record these histories and store them for future generations. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • How African Family Histories are Being Collected
    There are over 1050 people involved in the collection of family history information in villages in Africa where family history has previously only been handed down orally. Family Gathering's Grant Nielsen talks with Family Search's Oral History Program Manager Brent Hansen and Oral History Project Coordinator Pamela Hirwa talks about the process of collecting these family histories from African villages, and what is done with the information that has been collected from such a massive project. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family history

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • How Using Oral Histories is Giving Meaning to African Villages
    Using oral histories to help African villages recognize who they are and where they've come from through family histories and oral histories. Family Gathering's Grant Nielsen talks with Family Search's Oral History Program Manager Brent Hansen and Oral History Project Coordinator Pamela Hirwa about how Familysearch.org has been helping to make these villages better preserve their heritage, and lifestyle in a village where much of the history has only been passed down through oral stories previously. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Why Oral Histories Can Help Define Your Identity
    Oral history is more than a history, it really is an identity. Family Gathering's Grant Nielsen talks with Family Search's Oral History Program Manager Brent Hansen and Oral History Project Coordinator Pamela Hirwa about how important family histories in determining their lineage. Oral histories are so important because they describe the people and their way of life. It's how people would identify where they came from and would earn them respect as members of the community. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never knew you had. Family Gathering is sponsored by Family Search. Discover your family history. Explore the wo

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • How Learning Your Family History Will Change Your Life
    Mike Sandberg and Gregg Richardson of Family Search join Family Gathering host Grant Nielsen to talk about family history for beginners. Gregg's uncle gave up family history when he lost his eyesight. After that, everything was turned over to Gregg, who was surprised to find included in the research was his grandfather's resume.  It turns out his grandfather, whom he had never met, lived in Europe for several years and spoke multiple languages. Mike had a good experience with family history thanks to an assignment from his daughter.  His daughter had a school assignment that sent him researching his uncle who fought in Vietnam.  He learned about a traumatic experience he had that left him with PTSD. That changed Mike's point of view of veterans. Family Gathering connects people and fami

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Why Governments Are Starting To Help With Family History Across the World
    Grant Nielsen, host of Family Gathering interviews Mike Sandberg and Gregg Richardson of Family Search who have done genealogy work in West Africa. Villages in Africa don't have many paper records, and much of the family history is oral. Since many families have to travel great distances to get whatever paper records there may be, making sure oral histories are available is a goal Mike and Gregg think they can accomplish. The concept of family is universal, and governments are coming to organizations like Family Search to help them preserve and restore many of the destroyed records. KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new to family histories, let Family Gathering's host Grant Nielsen guide your search for the family you never kn

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • How You Can Do Family Histories if You Aren't Super Tech Savvy
    Lots of people feel like they're not good enough at computers to do meaningful family history.  That's especially true with older generations.  The trick is to take smaller steps.. Family Gathering's Grant Nielsen is joined by Mike Sandberg and Gregg Richardson of Family Search who say to try family history on a tablet like an iPad because they tend to be pretty easy to understand. Still not sure? Mike and Gregg help people who are just starting their genealogy and family history journey. Gregg and Mike also suggest looking at options that don't require a lot of computer skill. Collecting photographs and writing or recording memories and stories is a huge benefit to family history.   KSL NewsRadio's Family Gathering connects people and families across many generations. If you are new