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Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer. Since its launch in 1999, FamilySearch has added millions of users, billions of various historical records, and many fun, new features like Family Tree, Memories, mobile apps, digital books, and dynamic help. In order to accommodate continued growth of these and future free services, FamilySearch must assure all its partners that its content is offered in a safe and secure online environment. Patrons creating a free account and signing in fulfills that need. Full Story
As a temple and family history consultant, you know that genealogical records are valuable resources to help you prepare and deliver personalized lesson plans that create joyful family history experiences for those you serve. Today you may be using online indexed records, partner access, and microfilm to help people you are working with find their ancestors, prepare their names for temple ordinances, and share their love for their ancestors with others. Full Story
FamilySearch has published its May 2017 list of historic record collections available for indexing (see table below). Indexing by generous volunteers is what makes historical records easily searchable online for free at FamilySearch. Click on a project of personal interest from the collections list below to help connect families to their ancestors. Full Story
By Falande Swain World-renowned experts in African-American genealogy and family history will be on hand at RootsTech 2017 to teach you how to unlock your family’s past and make connections with your heritage. Classes on topics such as getting started, how to use technology in your research, and overcoming genealogical challenges will be explored over […]