How do I delete my FamilySearch Account?

You can delete your FamilySearch Account in Settings (see Steps below).

What does the system delete?

  • Your account and settings
  • Your access to edit living and deceased contributions to Familysearch.org
  • Indexing totals and reviewer privileges

What remains?

  • Information you added to Family Tree
  • Memories (photos, stories, documents, audio files) you added
  • GEDCOMs you uploaded

Steps (website)

  1. Sign in to the FamilySearch account you want to delete.
  2. Click your name in the top-right corner of the window and select Settings.
  3. Select the Account tab and scroll to the bottom.
  4. Click Delete Account.
  5. A new window appears, asking you to verify that you want to permanently delete your account. Click Continue.
  6. Enter your username and password and sign in again to verify your identity.
  7. Click the red Delete Account button.
  8. Your account is deleted.

Important Notes:

  • Once a FamilySearch account is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • If your account is deleted you will lose contributor rights to discussions, sources, memories and GEDCOM uploads.
  • If you have more than one FamilySearch account, they cannot be merged into a single account.
  • For the account that is deleted you lose visibility for:
    • Living or confidential people in Family Tree
    • Following List including custom tags
    • "My Contributions" stats, changes and private people
    • Indexing stats
    • Activities
    • Messaging
    • Notifications

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