How to Use FamilySearch

June 17, 2022
Our redesigned Tree Find now looks a lot like our record search pages. It’s simple, straightforward, and incredibly versatile. New filters and preferences and additional options in the side panel give you more power over your search and how you view your results. If you haven’t used it much in the past, it’s worth getting to know better! Try searching for an ancestor now or learn more about how the Tree Find works.
November 13, 2020
The FamilySearch help menu makes it easy to find the help you need when you’re working on your family history. Learn how you can use the men…
October 24, 2020
Wondering how to find the best places to search for your ancestors? Puzzling over where to begin and what to do next? FamilySearch is buildi…
October 22, 2020
Are you looking for more records to advance your family history research? If you have heritage from another country—and many people do!—chan…
September 18, 2020
For 125 years, the Genealogy Society of Utah and its successor, FamilySearch International, have collected genealogies submitted through ear…
August 13, 2020
Anyone who has tried to uncover family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors lived …
By  Jan Mayer
August 12, 2020
A red exclamation point icon (!) on your family tree may be surprising, but there’s no reason to worry. The bright symbol is simply an indic…
June 6, 2020
One of the most rewarding parts of doing family history is discovering the stories of ancestors. The next most rewarding thing is having the…
April 15, 2020
The FamilySearch Family Tree provides an easy, free family tree template for your genealogy. Not only do you have four options for viewing y…
February 24, 2020
Find out where your ancestors are from—and ultimately where youare from—using FamilySearch’s new Where Am I From? activity. See your family’…
February 18, 2020
Have you ever tried searching for your ancestor’s name in online records? FamilySearch, FamilySearch partners,and volunteers worldwide have …
December 11, 2019
FamilySearch celebrated its first 125 years of family discovery in November 2019! Founded in 1894 as the Genealogical Society of Utah, Famil…
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