Historical records are found on many websites worldwide. From the FamilySearch Family Tree, you can search historical records on Google and on our partners' websites—Ancestry, findmypast, MyHeritage, Geneanet, and Filae.
For help with finding historical records that are not on one of these sites, please visit the FamilySearch research wiki.
- Sign into FamilySearch.org
- Click Family Tree and then Tree.
- Open an ancestor's page.
- On the far right-side of the screen, find the section titled Search Records. The section contains a list of partner logos.
- Click the logo for the website you want to search.
- A warning message appears: "You are leaving FamilySearch to visit one of our partner sites." To continue, click OK.
- If you have an account, sign into the partner site to continue searching for records. Otherwise, you can start a free trial or sign up for a paid account.
- Search results from the partner site appear in a new tab. To return to FamilySearch, click the correct tab.
Steps (mobile app)
- In the Family Tree mobile app, display the person page of an ancestor.
- In the top-right of the person page, tap the 3 dots. In the menu that appears, tap Search Records.
- Tap the website that you want to search. For partner sites, you must sign in to see some records.
- Search results appear. To return to the app, in the top-left part of the screen, tap the 3 lines menu, and tap Pedigree.
Steps (Family Tree Lite)
To use this feature, please visit our website, FamilySearch.org.
Recommended next steps
If you find a relevant historical record on the partner site, you can add it as a source to Family Tree.
- If you found the record on MyHeritage and are signed in to your MyHeritage account, you can click Attach source to FamilySearch. Use the on-screen instructions. (This feature is available only when you start your search from Family Tree, as described in this article.)
- Use a partner product such as RecordSeek to attach the source. (RecordSeek is a partner product that is available in English only. See the partner site for help and support).
- Manually type the source information into Family Tree.