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...
Free Printable Family Tree Templates

Free Printable Family Tree Templates

FamilySearch offers free printable family tree templates to display your family story in a fun, creative way. These family tree templates not only look great on the wall, but filling out the family tree charts is a great activity to bring the whole family together. Go...
FamilySearch Now Available in 30 Languages

FamilySearch Now Available in 30 Languages

FamilySearch is now available in 20 additional languages, making a total of 30 languages. FamilySearch is a free website for collaboratively building your family tree and making new family discoveries. With FamilySearch you can explore billions of images of historical...
Submit Your Videos and Songs for RootsTech Connect 2021

Submit Your Videos and Songs for RootsTech Connect 2021

RootsTech is going global with RootsTech Connect 2021. Because of this special opportunity to focus on countries from all over the world, they invite you to submit videos and songs to be part of the experience. Submit a video highlighting your culture, food,...
Why Do FamilySearch Indexing in Another Language?

Why Do FamilySearch Indexing in Another Language?

If you have not considered indexing in a foreign language, you might be surprised to find that it’s easier than you think! One way to learn about where your ancestors came from, both geographically and historically, is to become familiar with the records for the place...
How to Find Your Ancestors with Guided Research

How to Find Your Ancestors with Guided Research

From the FamilySearch blog: Wondering how to find the best places to search for your ancestors? Puzzling over where to begin and what to do next? FamilySearch is building and expanding on its Guided Research feature to show you step by step where to go and what to do....
Spanish Speakers Invited to ExpoGenealogía Family History Event

Spanish Speakers Invited to ExpoGenealogía Family History Event

Spanish speakers are invited to participate in ExpoGenealogía—a free, virtual family history event entirely in Spanish on October 30-31, 2020. Coinciding with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), this event is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the family....
What is RootsTech Connect and How You Can Participate?

What is RootsTech Connect and How You Can Participate?

For the first time ever, RootsTech Connect (the world’s largest family history celebration event) will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past,...
FamilySearch Help Center and Research Wiki

FamilySearch Help Center and Research Wiki

Have you ever needed help with your own family history research or while helping someone else? The FamilySearch Help Center and Family Search Research Wiki are great tools to use when you need a hand. FamilySearch Help Center Family Search Research Wiki In addition,...
Family History Activity: Map Where Your Ancestors Are From

Family History Activity: Map Where Your Ancestors Are From

Find out where your ancestors are from—and where you are from—using FamilySearch’s new “Where Am I From?” activity. See your family’s movement on a map, discover the countries your ancestors lived in, and explore the heritage and traditions of those...
Volunteer to Help Improve Place-Names on FamilySearch

Volunteer to Help Improve Place-Names on FamilySearch

Here’s a great volunteer opportunity to help improve the place names that appear on FamilySearch. FamilySearch offers a simple tool online or on mobile phones where you can help standardize and correct names of places by matching them with a standard place that...

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