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5 Strategies to Inspire Relatives to Share Family Stories

…ries are really what bring your family tree to life. That’s why we’ve built in the ability to upload photos and memories right as you make a family tree in FamilySearch. As you make your own family tree, you’ll find one of the first challenges is to get your relatives to open up. Luckily this is just a temporary reluctance. Once they see how excited you are to learn more about their life, the memories will pour out. To help you and your relatives…

How to use the Family Tree app to find relatives near you.

Relatives Around Me

Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to those around you? If not, you will now . . . Sorry. But, there is good news! Relatives Around Me, a new feature in the FamilySearch Family Tree app, can tell you the answer. How It Works To try the new feature, you and your potential cousin both need to be signed in to the Family Tree app and within approximately 100 feet of each other. Once signed in, sele…

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Partner News–April

…ng genealogy sites Kinpoint, Missing Parents, Research Indicators For Descendants, Research Indicators For Your Relatives, and Tree Hints For Your Relatives now certified by FamilySearch.  “Certified” means the product is compatible with FamilySearch.org and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find, add, and share about you…

How to find your relatives at RootsTech this year.

Relatives at RootsTech

…RootsTech, the world’s largest genealogy conference. With so many family history enthusiasts under the same roof, it’s only a matter of time before someone looks around and wonders, “Is anyone here related to me?” Now they—and you—can find out who’s related by using your phones and the FamilySearch Family Tree mobile app. Simply open the Family Tree app on your phone, and at the top of the screen, tap the Find Relat…

Record Poignant Moments with the Family Tree App

Honor Grandparents by Holding a Family Tree Gathering

As family historians, we honor our grandparents when we document their stories. Some of us undertake this effort alone, unsure to how to incorporate family members into the process. In a talk last year, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles offered a collaborative approach for collecting family stories of all kinds: family tree gatherings. As the name implies, a family tree gathering is an occasion meant to allow relatives t…

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Share Tales from Your Family Tree in the New Memories Gallery

…mily history, it is stories about ancestors that illuminate their lives for us. Tales of bold action and achievement define a family legacy, setting the stage for our lives while inspiring us to feats of our own. With FamilySearch’s new Memories Gallery, collecting stories from your family tree is easier than ever – whether you are compiling tales of ancestors from long ago or chronicling living relatives. Here’s how: 1) Upload stories with a few…

Are You Walt Disney’s Cousin?: How to Create Fun Charts Showing Your Famous Relatives

…aig L. Foster Probably one of the most enjoyable benefits of doing genealogy is finding your previously unknown relatives. It can be amazing to find who’s related to whom. Distant cousins of the cartoonist and creative genius Walt Disney, for example, include former U.S. President George W. Bush, early Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr., renowned historian David McCullough, Irish baron The Lord Dunboyne, the Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, and…

Family.me, a new app, has created a private social network space for families.

Family.me Creates an Interactive Family Tree with Living Relatives

…I could do without public posts, personal rants, and self-serving selfies. This is why I am excited that Family.me, a new app that has partnered with FamilySearch, has created a private social network specifically for families. While it is not a messaging center, you can connect with your family’s photos and get to know living relatives and your ancestors at the same time. Family.me is available on both desktop and mobile devices and allow…

Discover Family History Through Photos

7 Easy Steps to Use Photos to Research Your Family History

…Rachel LaCour Niesen of Save Family Photos, stories captured in old photographs can be the key to getting your relatives to share their memories with each other. To help make your family tree in 2015, we collaborated with Rachel to develop seven easy steps for using photos to start researching your family history. 7 Easy Steps to Use Photos to Research Your Family History: Sign up for an account at FamilySearch By signing up for a free FamilyS…

How to search and use US Census Records

Learn How to Use U.S. Census Records

…urces you consult. Census records can help you reconstruct entire family groups and identify previously unknown relatives. Sometimes you can even discover interesting details and stories that help you better understand their lives. Every major English-language genealogy website should have U.S. census records from 1790 to 1940, and the entire collections for these censuses are free to search on FamilySearch. So there’s no reason not to expl…