Free Access to Family History Sites

by Larry Richman on June 3, 2014

family-searchIn April, FamilySearch announced that Latter-day Saint users of will be able to receive free access to, 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 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

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

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FamilySearch User June 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

Is there an original source for this information?

Larry Richman June 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

The link above ( ) is from the 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 at 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 at 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 at 8:41 am

FamilySearch User,

The information is from the Ogden Regional Family History Newsletter


Midna Robledo August 5, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

Robin Hembree August 10, 2014 at 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 at 8:25 am

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