FamilySearch Help Center

FamilySearch Help Center

Although FamilySearch does their best to make tools that are easy to use, people will always have questions. So, they have created the FamilySearch Help Center, a single web page that presents all the available help options. Read the article “The FamilySearch...
5 Ways to Write a Family History Worth Reading

5 Ways to Write a Family History Worth Reading

Some people think they can’t write an interesting family history. Others find too much drama in the past and find it painful or embarrassing to record. Still others haven’t taken interest in writing their family stories at all. The truth is that all family histories...
The World’s Largest Shared Family Tree

The World’s Largest Shared Family Tree

The free FamilySearch website is home to the world’s largest online family tree. Known as the FamilySearch Family Tree, this shared family tree is home to information about more than 1.2 billion ancestors, which has been contributed by millions of descendants. What’s...
Family History Library Offers New Library Look-up Service

Family History Library Offers New Library Look-up Service

The Family History Library now offers a look-up service for when you can’t go to the library. The Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah, has long been a go-to place to find genealogical research materials and is the flagship library...
Video: Promised Blessings of Family History and Temple Work

Video: Promised Blessings of Family History and Temple Work

Listen to Apostles share promised blessings of temple and family history work. Temple and family history work can provide you with purpose and strength as you selflessly engage in it. It can also help you understand that you are precious in the eyes of God....
FamilySearch Updates, March-April 2021

FamilySearch Updates, March-April 2021

FamilySearch has the world’s largest online family tree and provides free family history experiences to millions of people. They are constantly working on updates and improvements to make it even better. See the following updates made to FamilySearch during March and...
Get Help in the FamilySearch Community

Get Help in the FamilySearch Community

The FamilySearch Community is an online resource that helps people interested in family history connect with each other worldwide. In the community, you can learn research strategies, view genealogy events, join various groups that have the similar interests, and...
FamilySearch Now Lists Your Completed Temple Ordinances

FamilySearch Now Lists Your Completed Temple Ordinances

FamilySearch now provides a list of completed ordinances to make it easy to keep track of the temple ordinances you perform for your ancestors. The completed ordinances list shows the most recent 3,000 items of temple ordinances that you reserved and completed in the...
FamilySearch Offers Page for Family History Beginners

FamilySearch Offers Page for Family History Beginners

Have you ever wanted to do family history but didn’t know where to start? FamilySearch recently launched a beginner-friendly page to help! The new Getting Started page provides a variety of simple family history activities and FamilySearch resources that both...
Cemetery Projects for Youth Groups & Families

Cemetery Projects for Youth Groups & Families

Here’s a COVID-friendly idea for a youth group or your family: take photos of gravestones. Using the BillionGraves app, each gravestone is automatically marked with a GPS location. The data is then transcribed by volunteers, plotted on cemetery maps, and made...
What is a Second Cousin and a Cousin Once Removed?

What is a Second Cousin and a Cousin Once Removed?

So what exactly is a second cousin? And what does it mean to be a “first cousin once removed”? Cousin Chart—Family Relationships Explained The cousin chart above shows a visual representation of the following: Cousins are people who share a common ancestor that is at...
Discover Your Famous Relatives

Discover Your Famous Relatives

With the FamilySearch Famous Relatives discovery experience, you can see how you are connected to famous people in history. How Does Famous Relatives Work? The Famous Relatives activity searches the FamilySearch Family Tree for your possible connections to famous...
Volunteer Opportunity: Improve the Accuracy of Family Tree

Volunteer Opportunity: Improve the Accuracy of Family Tree

In the past, FamilySearch used automation to help improve place-names that are missing standards—but automation can do only so much. Volunteers are needed to help improve place-names by matching them with a standard place that can be recognized by a map. This simple...
RootsTech Connect Coming Up Feb. 25-27, 2021, Free and Online

RootsTech Connect Coming Up Feb. 25-27, 2021, Free and Online

RootsTech Connect is coming up soon—February 25–27, 2021— and it’s free and online this year. Here are 4 ways you can connect with your friends, family, and homelands from the comfort of your home. Inspirational learning sessions. Enjoy dozens of celebrity...

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