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FamilySearch 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 free online at or through over 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Ancestry, a global leader in family history and consumer genomics, helped pioneer online family history research, making it more affordable and accessible. Ancestry has more than 80 million family trees and 18 billion historical records online. The AncestryDNA test is now the fastest growing and largest consumer genetic database in the world, connecting you with more cousins and better ethnicity matches.

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With unrivaled collections of British and Irish records, and a growing collection of exclusive records from the United States and Canada, findmypast is a leading resource for people tracing their family history across the Atlantic. findmypast’s collections include over 8 billion records, including the largest online collection of UK parish records, more Irish records than anywhere else, over 15 million British and Irish newspaper pages dating back to 1709, and the most comprehensive collection of US marriages online, spanning 350 years of American history. Not only that, but findmypast is the only place you can access the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), an invaluable collection of local histories and genealogies from a wide variety of locations and times from the US and around the world.

If you’re not using findmypast for your research, you’re missing out on millions of opportunities to discover more than ever about your family history.

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MyHeritage is the fastest-growing destination for discovering, preserving, and sharing family history. As technology thought leaders, we are transforming family history into an activity that’s accessible and instantly rewarding. Our global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. Trusted by millions of families, we provide an easy way to share family stories—past and present—and treasure them for generations to come. MyHeritage is available in 43 languages.


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In 1945, an experienced and successful salesman, Orson H. Gygi, founded the Orson H. Gygi Company, a family owned and operated restaurant wholesale and kitchen supply store in Salt Lake City, Utah.

We specialize in tools and supplies for the kitchen all the way up to large kitchen appliances. As the company has continued to grow over the years, we have expanded our product variety while still maintaining many of the same product lines. Doing so has allowed us to stay current. 

Our objective is to serve our customers’ needs by offering a wide variety of kitchen products, along with the knowledge to back the products that we sell.

As you continue your patronage with the Orson H. Gygi Company, it is our goal to earn your confidence and satisfaction. Whether you are a customer with whom we conduct thousand-dollar sales or one dollar sales, we want you to know that you can count on us. We hope to never fall short of your expectations, but if we do, please don’t hesitate to call. We will take care of you. 

Over the years, the Orson H. Gygi Company has remained family owned and operated. Even today, the company is overseen and run by Orson’s grandson, Brad McDonald, general manager. Although originally a restaurant wholesale store, Gygi has expanded into other areas, such as kitchen design innovations, a one-stop specialty culinary supply retail outlet, and a state-of-the-art website to serve our growing customer base. 

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Forever, Inc. offers the first permanent online media sharing service, which is backed by the patent-pending Forever Guarantee. At Forever, you can protect your family photos for generations with a guaranteed digital storage package, organize photos remotely, create amazing photo gifts with our suite of award-winning digital scrapbooking tools, show off your photos to friends and family with our easy-to-use sharing features, and have literally thousands of old photos digitized and uploaded to your Forever account! Go to to download our mobile app, and start uploading photos today! Collect, curate, and celebrate your family memories for generations with Forever!


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Backblaze delivers astonishingly easy and low-cost cloud storage and cloud backup services. Their award-winning Cloud Backup solution, for individual and business users, is just $50 per year per computer for unlimited, automatic data backup. Their B2 Cloud Storage platform offers developers and IT professionals secure cloud storage at just $0.005 per GB per month—less than 1/4 the cost of all leading providers. Today Backblaze stores over 250 petabytes of data and has restored over 20 billion files for our customers.

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Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization, and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, to manage technology costs, and to facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @konicaminoltaus.


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Famicity—Manage Your Legacy Online

Famicity is a social network designed to protect, manage, and continue your family’s legacy, no matter where you are in the world. Share photos, videos, and precious moments with your entire family with privacy and peace of mind.

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Pictureline is committed to strengthening the photography and video community by offering exemplary service and quality education, both in our local shop and online. In 27 years, what began as a one-man business has developed through trusted relationships to serve photographers coast to coast with products, rentals, and equipment maintenance. Logo
Bronze Sponsor is a private social network that brings families together, one memory at a time. Through its unique online MemoryTree, users can collaborate with family members to map out their history while sharing precious moments with loved ones near and far. The free and easy-to-use tool helps users upload photos and videos, tag keywords, share on social media, and search across millions of historical records, all while effortlessly organizing their memories into one seamless experience. Build your MemoryTree today at

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Legacy Republic

Legacy Republic celebrates family connections made through reliving and sharing memories. We partner with Legacy Maker consultants, who help families protect their memories. We digitize yesterday's treasured moments, trapped on outdated formats (home videotapes, movie film reels, slides, negatives, prints, scrapbooks, and albums). We offer online viewing and sharing, plus premium keepsakes, from these digitized memories, so they can be preserved, shared, and enjoyed for generations to come.

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MyCanvas allows everyone to create custom family history books, family tree posters, and ancestral calendars. Because MyCanvas is integrated with, users can import their family charts and trees directly into their projects. Each item is professionally printed using high-quality materials and is shipped directly to your door.

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AncestorCloud shows you more about who you are through your family’s history. AncestorCloud explores generations of global historical records, bringing to life the pictures, stories, facts, and events of your ancestors. AncestorCloud is trusted expert research and discovery at an accessible price.

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JRNL is an online journaling platform designed to help users collect and record meaningful content for reflection. With more than 100,000 people creating more than 3 million entries, JRNL has helped thousands of people create personal and family heirlooms with a print-on-demand publishing platform that creates archival-quality books built to last generations. Users can access JRNL’s services for free online at or by downloading the JRNL app for iOS platforms. JRNL will be launching its sister property, MissionJRNL at Rootstech 2017.

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GenealogyBank is home to an exclusive archive of newspapers and historical documents for genealogy research, providing information on millions of American families from 1690–today. Over 7,000 newspapers provide first-hand accounts of your ancestors’ lives that simply can't be found in other genealogy resources. Discover the stories, names, dates, places, and events that helped shaped your family story.

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MooseRoots is an industry-leading genealogy research site that combines over 1 billion historical records with rich, relevant contextual information that brings your family members to life in a way that no other site can. Powered by the semantic technology company Graphiq, MooseRoots is based in sunny Santa Barbara, California.

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Family Tree Maker

Family Tree Maker makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy, and share your unique heritage. If you’re new to family history, you’ll appreciate how this intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree with simple navigation, tree-building tools, and integrated Web searching. If you’re already an expert, you can dive into the more advanced features, options for managing data, and a wide variety of charts and reports. The end result is a family history that you and your family will treasure for years to come!

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For over 25 years, RootsMagic, Inc. has been creating computer software with a special purpose—to unite families. Our award-winning genealogy software makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history fun and easy. And with a growing list of integrations including Ancestry, FamilySearch, findmypast, and MyHeritage, RootsMagic has established itself as “the place where you plant your family tree.”

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BYUtv is an integrated media organization that inspires people to see, do, and be the good in the world by providing uplifting content, magnifying the university, engaging like-minded communities, and elevating ideals into action.




American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the nation’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the country’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website—, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

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The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference which provides four days of excellent learning opportunities for both societies and family history enthusiasts. Also, FGS was the driving force behind the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors project alongside the National Parks Service and since 2010, has been actively involved in Preserve the Pensions, an effort to raise more than $3 million to digitize and make freely available the pension files from the War of 1812. To learn more visit

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The National Genealogical Society is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. Our conference, publications, and educational, cloud-based courses present continued learning opportunities. The NGS 2017 Family History Conference, 10-13 May, is in Raleigh, North Carolina.