How do I delete my FamilySearch Account?

You can delete your FamilySearch Account in Settings.

Before you start

  • We cannot restore a deleted account.
  • If you delete your account, you lose contributor rights to discussions, sources, memories, and GEDCOM uploads.
  • If you have more than one FamilySearch account, we cannot merge them.
  • When you delete an account, you lose visibility for information in Family Tree:

    • Living or confidential people in Family Tree
    • Your Following List
    • "My Contributions" information
    • Indexing statistics
    • Activities
    • Messaging
    • Notifications

What does the system delete?

  • Your account and settings
  • Your ability to edit 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. In the top-right, click your name and then click Settings.
  3. Click the Account tab and scroll to the bottom.
  4. Click Delete Account.
  5. A new window appears. To verify that you want to permanently delete your account, click Continue.
  6. To verify your identity, enter your username and password.
  7. Click Delete Account.
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