How Do I Start My Family History?

How Do I Start My Family History?

Don’t know where to start in gathering your family history information? The following ideas may help. 1. Write down what you know. Start with yourself. Use the chart below to enter the family history information you already know. If you do not know exact dates...
RootsTech Classes Still Available Online

RootsTech Classes Still Available Online

RootsTech is the world’s largest celebration of family. In February 2021, RootsTech went virtual, putting 1,500+ classes and keynote addresses online for free access for 11 months—until about January 2022. That only leaves a few more months to watch these incredibly...
FamilySearch Accounts Now Separate from Church Accounts

FamilySearch Accounts Now Separate from Church Accounts

FamilySearch.org accounts are now separate from ChurchofJesusChrist.org accounts. Previously, any account created on FamilySearch.org created a matching account on ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Similarly, any account created on ChurchofJesusChrist.org created a matching...
FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

FamilySearch Microfilms Now All Available Digitally

The Church has completed the project to digitize all 2.4 million rolls of microfilm with the records of more than 11.5 billion people from around the world. These are now available to the public online. For 83 years, the Church has been collecting and using microfilm...

The WANDER Method to Family History Research

Learn tips to family history research in the video, “The Genealogy Research Process: The WANDER Method,” from RootsTech 2021. Genealogy research isn’t a matter of just getting more and more records. Research isn’t usually a straight line. The drive...
6 Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event

6 Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event

From the article “Six Steps to Hosting a Successful Indexing Event.” Indexing events are a great tool for helping people get involved in temple and family history work. As we make family discoveries possible through indexing, we are inspired to gather...
Find Your Family Pioneers

Find Your Family Pioneers

July 24th is “Pioneer Day”—a day when we celebrate the courage of our ancestors. This week, why not explore where your family came from? Who in your family was the first to accept the gospel? The FamilySearch website can help you answer that very question with a...
RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

RootsTech Connect 2022 Will Be Held March 3–5, 2022

FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. In 2021, RootsTech attracted more than 1 million visitors from over 240 countries, making it the largest in RootsTech history. Building...
Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History

Machine-Learning and OCR Are Changing Family History

The world has billions and billions of records waiting to be indexed so that people can find and connect with their ancestors. Although there are hundreds of thousands of people who help with indexing, it is clear that volunteers need help. Computer-assisted indexing,...
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...
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...
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...

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