How to Correct Mistakes on the FamilySearch Family Tree

How to Correct Mistakes on the FamilySearch Family Tree

From the FamilySearch Blog: Our goal at FamilySearch is not only to connect individual families, but to connect the human family. In order to accomplish that goal, we need everyone’s help. For this reason, FamilySearch Family Tree is a shared tree, which means that it...
How to Contact Other Users and Collaborate on the Family Tree

How to Contact Other Users and Collaborate on the Family Tree

With FamilySearch, you can message other people to share information about ancestors and collaborate in building your Family Tree. Descendants from various branches of a family often have different family photographs, documents, and memories. Those researching in a...
Different Family Tree Views Provide Perspective

Different Family Tree Views Provide Perspective

When you are trying to make sense of family connections, seeing is believing. The FamilySearch Family Tree gives you four different ways to view pedigree charts. Each visual representation gives you a different perspective and may help you learn more about your...
2020 RootsTech Family Discovery Day

2020 RootsTech Family Discovery Day

Plan to attend the Family Discovery Day at RootsTech on February 29, 2020, or watch the live stream of select events from anywhere in the world. There will also be other activities for youth and young adults during the week. Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of...
16 Family History Ideas Under 20 Minutes

16 Family History Ideas Under 20 Minutes

From the article “Genealogy Made Easy: 16 Ideas under 20 Minutes”: Want to do genealogy but don’t have a lot of time? No problem! Genealogy is made easy with these quick activities. Learn more about yourself and your family history in just a few minutes....
How to Correct Errors in FamilySearch Indexed Names

How to Correct Errors in FamilySearch Indexed Names

FamilySearch now offers the ability to correct errors that have been made by people who index records. FamilySearch indexing is a volunteer transcription effort that makes valuable genealogical records freely searchable online. Since FamilySearch indexing began in...
How to Connect to Living People in FamilySearch Family Trees

How to Connect to Living People in FamilySearch Family Trees

When you add new members to your family, such as spouses, in-laws, stepparents, etc., these new additions can come with their own separate family trees. Connecting to the tree information for living family members on the FamilySearch Family Tree isn’t difficult—but it...
How to Merge People in FamilySearch’s Family Tree

How to Merge People in FamilySearch’s Family Tree

It might be exciting to find your great-grandmother in FamilySearch Family Tree. But what about finding her four times—each record with a little different information? These multiple entries and records for the same individual are called duplicates. Duplicates happen...
8 Ways to Jump-Start Your Personal History

8 Ways to Jump-Start Your Personal History

Stumped on how to write your personal history? Some people get overwhelmed when they sit down and start to write. Where should you begin? Do you write a chronological history of everything you’ve ever done? Do you write chapters based on topics, such as family,...
How to Edit Names on Indexed Records

How to Edit Names on Indexed Records

July 12, 2019 Everyone can agree that indexed records make life easier. Instead of having to scroll through image after image to find information about your ancestor, you can use an index of searchable information to quickly find the person you’re looking for....
How to Fix Incorrect Record Links in Your Family Tree

How to Fix Incorrect Record Links in Your Family Tree

In a public and collaborative family tree, having an incorrect source linked to your ancestor is not an infrequent occurrence. Luckily, an incorrect source is an easy fix. Read this blog post by FamilySearch to learn about ways to correct inaccurate links by detaching...
Discount Tickets for RootsTech 2020, Registration Now Open

Discount Tickets for RootsTech 2020, Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for RootsTech 2020, the world’s largest family history event—now in its 10th year! The event in Salt Lake City is February 26–29, 2020, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Register before October 11th to take advantage of the discount...
Updates to Temple Ordinance Reservations

Updates to Temple Ordinance Reservations

Read this blog post by FamilySearch to learn about important updates to some of the tools, resources, and processes used in providing temple ordinances for our kindred dead. A Convenient Way to Find Ordinance Reservations Date Required to Reserve Ordinances Expiration...

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