Entries by Jeff Westover


Hello, Cousin

One of my favorite parts of Rootstech has been the development of the “Relatives Around Me” feature at FamilySearch. The physical gathering of 30,000 family history enthusiasts in downtown Salt Lake City was bound to include a few relatives. But how to find and connect with them? Using cell phone technology and an enrollment process […]

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Attend RootsTech 2021 for Free

RootsTech this year is all online and it is free. It is scheduled for February 25th-27th and you can sign-up at Rootstech.org or FamilySearch.org. What is RootsTech? Rootstech is an annual convention for Family History enthusiasts. It features classes and speakers who address all levels of experience. Most major vendors of family history products and […]


Colliding Family Histories

Note: I have always maintained that our efforts with this site are for my children and grandchildren. Little did I know that my married children’s spouses would be found to mingle with our Westover ancestors. This is another tale of family history coincidences, a principle I do not believe in. On a beautiful spring day […]