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2017 Worldwide Indexing Event Results

2017 Worldwide Indexing Event Results

7,275,546 records were indexed in 72 hours during FamilySearch’s Worldwide Indexing Event held October 20–22, 2017. Thanks to the nearly 80,000 volunteers around the world who transcribed historical documents to make them searchable online. These 80,000...
Worldwide FamilySearch Indexing Event Oct. 20-22

Worldwide FamilySearch Indexing Event Oct. 20-22

FamilySearch invites you to participate in the annual Worldwide Indexing Event, October 20–22, 2017. Indexing is the process of viewing historical documents that FamilySearch has scanned and entering text information into a searchable database. People around the world...
RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

RootsTech 2018 Now Open for Registration

The RootsTech 2018 conference sponsored by FamilySearch will be held February 28 to March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration is now open at RootsTech.org. Register early to take advantage of early bird prices. RootsTech...
Family History Report in LCR for Leaders

Family History Report in LCR for Leaders

Leaders can access a family history report that shows information about family history activity in the ward or stake. Priesthood leaders, many members of stake and ward councils, and temple and family history consultants can access the report through Leader and Clerk...
FamilySearch Digital Records Replace Microfilm

FamilySearch Digital Records Replace Microfilm

FamilySearch has discontinued its microfilm circulation services because it now offers billions of the world’s historic records online digitally. For 80 years, FamilySearch created microfilms of birth, death, and other records around the world and offered a service...
Sweeten the Sabbath with Family History

Sweeten the Sabbath with Family History

The Sabbath can be one of the sweetest, most rewarding times to do family history. The article “Sweeten the Sabbath with Family History” in this month’s Ensign and Liahona magazines give some family history activities that are great for Sundays. For...
Free Access to MyHeritage’s 8 Billion Records

Free Access to MyHeritage’s 8 Billion Records

In celebration of MyHeritage’s recent milestone of surpassing 8 billion historical records on SuperSearch, they are making all their major census collections from the U.S., U.K. and Ireland, Canada, and Nordic countries free for one week! Starting today, through...
Find Your Family Names: A First Time Guide

Find Your Family Names: A First Time Guide

Find Your Family Names: A First Time Guide is a 4-fold card designed to get the entire family involved in family history. This card, and the accompanying online experience, provide a simple guided path to help you get started with your family history and find family...
MyHeritage Surpasses 8 Billion Records on SuperSearch

MyHeritage Surpasses 8 Billion Records on SuperSearch

MyHeritage has now surpassed 8 billion historical records on SuperSearch™, and has added millions of new records from new collections and updated existing ones. All the information is available in this blog post (check out the John Lennon birth index).  ...
Take a Name to the Temple

Take a Name to the Temple

Take a Name is a mobile app that helps LDS Church members take names to the temple. It helps you find, reserve, and print family names so you can spend more time in the temple with your ancestors instead of outside searching for them. Find temple ready ancestors. The...
Find Early LDS Missionaries in Your Family Tree

Find Early LDS Missionaries in Your Family Tree

A new collaboration from the Church History Department and FamilySearch can help you discover if there are any early LDS missionaries in your family tree. You can also see their mission journals, letters, reports, and photos. The experience is made up of two parts:...
FamilySearch Mobile Tree App

FamilySearch Mobile Tree App

The FamilySearch Tree mobile app is a companion to FamilySearch Family Tree that puts the power of heritage in your hands. With it, you can easily attach photos, stories, and documents to add details and bring your family story to life. With the mobile app, you can:...
6 Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

6 Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

Do you have boxes of old photos in your closet? So, what do you do with all these old photos? Digitize them! Read the article “Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos” for 6 easy steps to get the job done. Lean how to: Organize before you digitize....
5 Reasons to Digitize Your Family Photos

5 Reasons to Digitize Your Family Photos

Have you been avoiding digitizing your old family photos because you feel overwhelmed? Sorting your photos into smaller piles can help you get organized. The article “Five Reasons to Digitize Your Family Photos” explains five big reasons you should...

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