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...
Family History Library Launches New Webpage

Family History Library Launches New Webpage

The main Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah has published a new Family History Library webpage is part of FamilySearch.org. The page provides new online patron experiences and up-to-date information about the library’s services and activities. On...
Personalized Help In FamilySearch’s Menu

Personalized Help In FamilySearch’s Menu

The FamilySearch help menu makes it easy to get the help you need when you’re working on your family history. The help menu in the top right corner of FamilySearch screens provides personalized help and suggested topics. Just click the circle with a question mark. A...
RootsTech Connect 2021 is Free and Online February 25-27, 2021

RootsTech Connect 2021 is Free and Online February 25-27, 2021

RootsTech Connect Is Almost Here! RootsTech Connect 2021 is 100% free and online February 25–27, 2021. Connect with your friends, family, and homelands from the comfort of your home. There will be content specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of...
Why FamilySearch Indexing Matters

Why FamilySearch Indexing Matters

Every name you index has the potential to help others find their ancestors and help those ancestors receive the necessary ordinances in the temple. Because of your efforts in indexing, historic records can be made searchable online so that lives can be blessed on both...
New Children’s Song “When We Do Family History”

New Children’s Song “When We Do Family History”

Angie Killian and Fen Frehner have written a new song, “When We Do Family History,” in hopes that it will be included in the new children’s songbook. Enjoy their music video “When We Do Family History.” Angie said, “I have found so...
You Are Living in Historic Times. Record It!

You Are Living in Historic Times. Record It!

Wouldn’t you love to hear an ancestor talk about sailing on the Titanic, fighting in the trenches during World War I, or being part of some other historic event? Well, guess what—you are living through a historic event right now! Your future family members will love...
8 Family History Changes and Milestones

8 Family History Changes and Milestones

The following are eight recent milestones in family history work: 1. Increases in Indexing and Submission of Family Names Family Search reported increases in family history work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Comparing the first two quarters of 2019 to the...

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