New Family History Discovery Experiences on FamilySearch.org

February 25, 2019  - by 

Your family history starts with you. Record your own stories and discover more about your loved ones with these new Discovery Experiences on FamilySearch.org.

You are one of a kind—and your family’s stories are unique, too. FamilySearch now makes it easier than ever to get started with family history and connect with your past. Just start with yourself.

All About Me

Discover things you may not even know about yourself and your history with the All About Me discovery experience. Learn what your name means and where it comes from. Discover just how popular or unique your name is: how many people share it?

The all about me page.

With All About Me, you can see how the world has changed (or hasn’t) since you were born. Explore the top news stories for your birth year, learn what the latest technologies were, and even how much it cost to go to the movies. You can also click on another year and see how things were different when your parent, sibling, or a friend was born.

Record My Story

There’s something special about the sound of your own voice. It’s even more special when you’re telling your own stories.

Stories—memories, thoughts and feelings—are how we connect to each other. Use Record My Story on FamilySearch.org to capture and preserve your memories and your family’s stories. It’s easy! Choose from one of three options:

Story Categories.

Not sure what to say? The Record My Story discovery experience can help! Look at different categories of questions and pick the one that sparks your interest most—or create your own topic.

When you record a short audio message or type your answer, your story will be saved under My Stories and in the Memories section of your Family Tree profile. Listen to it or download it whenever you like.

Picture My Heritage

This one is great fun! Put yourself in your ancestors’ shoes—or more accurately, in their clothing—with the Picture Your Heritage tool. When you use this tool, you’ll see a selection of different places your last name appears across the world in the FamilySearch Family Tree:

male and female options.

Then you can choose your heritage. An interactive screen will appear and let you take a head shot with your device’s camera. You will appear in traditional dress, surrounded by fun facts about that place. (Bet you didn’t know that Scandinavians have been skiing for over 6000 years—and that Lego bricks were invented in Denmark!)

Learn more about yourself and your family—and share your stories—with these new family history discovery experiences. Try it now!

A woman using the picture my heriatage tool.

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  1. This whole thing sounds so generous and fun to do. I want to thank you for the offering and hope that I have the courage to do so. Kay Cota

  2. I have found many relatives and by putting their information in my tree, I have seen it grow to over 100 new names. Thank y’all from the blue free hints that y’all give us and we either view and attach or decide if not in family.

  3. Just Curious as to why this would show up

    I researched my Dad’s Grandpa, his name was also Arlie G. Conner, and I found a result, showing my Dad as Deceased Kokomo, IN. and curious as to Why this would show that

    1. Its ether because some who added your father accidentally said he was dead, you have to contact the person who put his name on it ar get in touch with Family search ,I too have had this problem . hope you get it fixed

  4. Interesting, however, it all seems very American…I’m Canadian with an English mum and Polish dad…so it’s not really all the relevant for me…but I can see how Americans will like it.

  5. Not happy that ancestors have been added to my tree that are from the wrong area of England. Just because names are similar you have to look at dates and locations.

  6. 56% of the church membership lives out of the United States.
    Too many questions have zero interest to non-Americans.

  7. Thank you so much for the 30 In-home activities that every child in every country can participate in. We are highlighting one each week in our ward newsletter.