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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…

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Relative Race—A New Show on BYU-TV

What would be more amazing than a race to not only have a chance to win $25K, but to find and meet relatives you didn’t know you had? BYU-TV has the exclusive showing of a new reality TV series called Relative Race. The show will air with 11 episodes starting on Sunday, February 28th, 6 PM MT. The show is in partnership with AncestryDNA . DNA test results is how they found the relatives of each participant. During a RootsTech premier showing of…

Take advantage of the time you have to interview relatives and record family memories.

Preserve Your Legacy: 9 Tips for Interviewing Relatives

by Katy Barnes My grandma June was a lively, intelligent woman who loved to share memories of her past. Back in college, as I worked on my degree in family history, I came to her house one day to interview her about her life history. She told wonderful stories about her childhood, her parents, and her siblings. I am so glad I captured everything on a cassette tape and was required to transcribe it for my project. I did this with several other re…