How do I play a slideshow of an ancestor's photos and documents?

Creating a slideshow is a good way to share your ancestors' photos and documents with others. During a slideshow, FamilySearch Memories automatically displays each image in an album. If the image has an audio file attached to it, you can also decide whether that audio file plays during the slideshow.

Before you start

Add the memories that you want in your slideshow to an album on FamilySearch:

  1. Create the album.
  2. Add the photos to the album.
  3. (Optional) Reorder the images so that they appear in the sequence that you want.

Steps (website)

  1. In your gallery on, open the album that you want.
  2. Click Slideshow.
  3. Select the options that you want:
    • Play Audio Recordings. Turn this option on if you want the audio files that are attached to the photo to play while the photo is displayed.
    • Loop. Turn this option on if you want the slideshow to start again from the beginning after it displays the last image.
  4. Click Play Slideshow.
  5. To control the slideshow, hover your mouse over the slideshow, and click a control at the bottom of the page. You can do the following:
    • Set the slideshow to loop.
    • Pause the slideshow.
    • Move to the next or previous image. (You can also press the left and right arrow keys also move to the next or previous images.) 
    • Adjust the slideshow speed by clicking the gear icon.
  6. You can share the slideshow on social media sites or through a web link using the Share button in the upper right corner of the screen.
  7. To exit the slideshow, press Escape.

Steps (mobile app)

Neither the Family Tree or Memories mobile app currently displays a slideshow. Please open a browser, and use the website instead.

Steps (Family Tree Lite)

Family Tree Lite does not support Memories. Please use the full website instead.

How do I add memories to an album?
How do I create an album in Memories
How do I change the order of the memories in an album?

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