Where can I get help with my genealogy?

FamilySearch Support stopped providing research help in 2015. If you struggle with your genealogy research, here are ways to get help:

  • The Search tab on FamilySearch allows you to search records, genealogies, books, and more.
  • The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a great place to learn research techniques and discover new resources.
  • FamilySearch Library Online Consultations are free, 20-minute consultations with a specialist from the FamilySearch Library.
  • If you want online tutorials and videos, visit the Learning Center. Search for the country, language, or topic. You can find lessons for everyone from beginner to advanced researcher.
  • FamilySearch community groups give you access to research experts who can help. Find research groups on Facebook and in the FamilySearch Community.
  • We often publish articles about research and many other family history topics on our blog.
  • You can find local, in-person help at a FamilySearch center. Centers are located worldwide. Search for one near you.
  • If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ask your temple and family history consultants for assistance.

Many other organizations also offer help. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK), for example, is a global volunteer organization where you can ask for help with research tasks.

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