Adoptees and others with unknown parentage can use DNA testing to find and connect with their biological families or to learn more about where their ancestors came from. Full Story
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Today, many people are turning to DNA testing to overcome brick walls in their family history research. When you are unable to find information to go back any further in your family tree, DNA testing might help you break through these research barriers. Full Story
Have you tried using the Family Tree app to learn about your family? The mobile app has some features you may not have seen yet—and they give you a powerful way to connect with your family. Full Story
Do you have Italian ancestors? If so, you may qualify for Italian dual citizenship from your heritage alone. This type of dual citizenship is called “dual citizenship by descent,” reclaiming citizenship of another country through jus sanguinis (right of blood) while maintaining citizenship in your country of birth. Full Story
Leaders and temple and family history consultants can work together to increase interest in family history by hosting an indexing event. These activities are a great way to encourage your ward and stake members to discover their own ancestors as they make family history discoveries possible for others. Full Story
By Jan Mayer On the first U.S. census day (August 2, 1790), 17 United States marshals and around 650 assistants1 began the task of finding and recording the population of the United States. These were the first U.S. census takers.
There’s a reason family history is so important—taking some time out of each day to turn your heart to your ancestors can enrich your life, establish your identity, and strengthen your family. Thanks to new and constantly advancing technologies that are available today, it has become easier than ever to integrate family history moments into your daily life in simple, rewarding ways. Full Story