How to Host a Stake Family History Fair

How to Host a Stake Family History Fair

Your stake could host a family history fair with material from RootsTech, the annual genealogy conference held in Salt Lake City and available online worldwide. The Family History Department provides a family history fair planning guide and a family history fair...
Hand Symbolism on Gravestones

Hand Symbolism on Gravestones

BillionGraves has written an article about hand symbolism on gravestones, explaining what the symbols mean and how it can reveal how our ancestors lived and what they believed. One of the most common gravestone symbols on tombstones is the hand. There are clasped...
How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

The article “How Many Ancestors Do I Have?” helps you determine how many ancestors you have. The formula is simple—the number doubles with every generation. You have 2 parents. Each of your parents has 2 parents, for a total of 4. They each have 2 parents...
What Was Happening the Year I Was Born?

What Was Happening the Year I Was Born?

Visit FamilySearch’s All About Me page to find out what happened the year you were born. Learn about the top news stories that year, the top technology breakthroughs, and even the cost of a gallon of gas. The page will first show the year you were born, but you...
Who Do I Look Like? Find Out With Compare-A-Face

Who Do I Look Like? Find Out With Compare-A-Face

Has someone told you that you’re a younger version of your grandfather? Do you have your great-aunt’s nose? Upload a photo of yourself to FamilySearch Compare-A-Face to see which ancestors you resemble the most. The program says I’m an 81% match to my father....
How Many Ancestors Do You Have?

How Many Cousins Do You Have?

The article “How Many Ancestors Do I Have?” helps you determine how many cousins you have. A cousin is any descendant of an ancestor who is not also your sibling. So, for example, any descendant of your 3rd-great-grandparents who is not your sibling is a...
What Does Your Surname Mean?

What Does Your Surname Mean?

Visit the FamilySearch surname search page to find out what your surname means. You’ll also see maps showing the most common birthplaces of people in Family Tree with that surname. You can look up your own surname or any other. If you want more information about the...
Watch RootsTech on Demand Anytime

Watch RootsTech on Demand Anytime

RootsTech is the biggest genealogy conference in the world. But if you can’t attend in 2023—or if you have missed sessions from previous years—you can find them in the RootsTech On-Demand Video Library. The library contains more than 1,500 sessions from...
Create Your Free Family Tree Keepsake

Create Your Free Family Tree Keepsake

  FamilySearch offers a personalized Family Tree that you can design and print for free. Select from several designs, add family members who are missing, and download a printable image. See the Keepsakes page on FamilySearch.org.    ...

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