Free Access to Family History Sites

family-searchIn April, FamilySearch announced that Latter-day Saint users of FamilySearch.org will be able to receive free access to Ancestry.com, findmypast, and MyHeritage.

Invitations to sign up for these three sites will be sent by email to members of the Church in stages throughout 2014. Emails will be sent first to members with family history callings, including family history consultants, family history center directors, stake indexing directors, and high priests group leaders. Then emails will be sent to other members in specific areas.

When you receive your email invitation, it will explain how to register for your personal account. The invitation e-mail will only work for the member who receives it.

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Update June 5, 2014:  This post previously recommended that you change your name and email settings in FamilySearch.org in preparation for receiving your invitation. I have confirmed with FamilySearch that these steps are not necessary.

Update August 11, 2014: If you haven’t received your invitation yet, try FamilySearch.org/partneraccess.

For more information see LDS Member Access to Partner Family History Websites.

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  • FamilySearch User June 3, 2014, 9:52 am

    Is there an original source for this information?

  • Larry Richman June 3, 2014, 11:53 am

    The link above ( https://familysearch.org/blog/en/update-lds-member-access-partner-family-history-websites/ ) is from the FamilySearch.org blog.

    On April 18, 2014, a notice was also sent to bishops and stake presidents in the USA and Canada about this.

  • FamilySearch User June 3, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Perhaps I should clarify my question:

    Is there an original source for the instructions that users need to make their name and email address public in order to receive an invitation? Neither the FamilySearch blog article referenced in your link or the 18 April notice from the Family History Department documents these requirements.

  • Joseph Neil Adams June 3, 2014, 8:56 pm

    I Think I have done everything correct.
    However I don’t remember or know what’s my website?

  • Larry Richman June 4, 2014, 8:41 am

    FamilySearch User,

    The information is from the Ogden Regional Family History Newsletter

    Larry

  • Midna Robledo August 5, 2014, 9:08 am

    I haven’t receive the invitation and I’m the Aguadilla’s ward gen. coordinator,

  • Robin Hembree August 10, 2014, 4:34 pm

    I got an email about being able to access the LDS partner sites but now can’t find it, must gave deter it. What can I do?

  • Larry Richman August 11, 2014, 8:25 am

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