I’ve always had a bit of a sour attitude about going to the movies, mostly because it seems like a lot of money to spend just to go and shush my children in public for a few hours. But when the new Pixar movie Coco came out, my 10-year-old daughter begged me to take her to see it, and my 7-year-old son promised to be good, so I decided to be brave and take them. Full Story
Photos and Stories
Be inspired to discover, preserve, and share photos, stories, videos, heirlooms, and other memories from you and your ancestors' past.
Pixar and family history? You might not see the connection right away, but check out the new movie, Coco, and it’ll make perfect sense. Full Story
What’s for dinner tonight? Whatever you’re making—curry and rice, meat and three veg, spaghetti and marinara, or a simple can of soup—you’re also making history. Full Story
Every family has stories to share, whether the central characters are heroes or villains. Regardless of what color of hat they wore, most ancestors are worth remembering and their stories are worth preserving. Full Story
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I’m grateful to see what’s going on with family and friends, but 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. Full Story
The most complete family histories draw on a wide variety of resources. Documents and records provide important basic facts, while photos paint a fuller, more in-depth picture of ancestors. Oral histories add another invaluable layer with stories, personalities, and details that bring your ancestors to life. And with FamilySearch’s Family Tree and Memories apps, making audio recordings part of your family history has never been easier. Full Story
I wonder what it was like for my grandma to work day in and day out in their small-town café, with five young children at home. I wish I knew more about great-grandpa’s experiences in the war. I’d really like to ask my mom about her relationship with her father. Full Story
by Rachel Coleman Why do family stories matter? They directly impact how we see ourselves, our ability to succeed, and even our level of resiliency.
Early pioneers are an important part of our personal stories and family history. Whether your great-grandfather traveled with a handcart company or you yourself are an immigrant, pioneers pave the way for the generations to come. Pioneer stories open a window to the past, revealing people not so different from ourselves. Full Story