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.    ...
FamilySearch Plans for 2023

FamilySearch Plans for 2023

The FamilySearch Newsroom has published an article explaining plans for the coming year. In 2023, you can expect free access to more of the world’s genealogical records, new search capabilities, more free help, and more localized discovery experiences. The following...
Road to RootsTech 2023

Road to RootsTech 2023

FamilySearch is publishing a “Road to RootsTech” series to help you get ready for RootsTech 2023. This series of videos gives a behind-the-scenes peak and shares announcements about RootsTech 2023. So far, they have published the following three videos. A...
How to Preserve Family History Photos

How to Preserve Family History Photos

Photos can connect us with our families in unique ways. However, photos are perishable. How do you preserve photos from that old shoebox or album before they start to fade or disintegrate? The article “Photo Preservation for Family History” provides tips...

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