• FamilySearch Celebrates 20 Years Online

    Jun 6

    FamilySearch announced that it has celebrated 20 years of being online. It was first launched on May 24, 1999. Two decades later, FamilySearch is a leader in the rising tide of popular ancestry-related services online. FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organiza...


  • Ogden Utah Has a FamilySearch Center

    May 14

    FamilySearch announced the opening of a new FamilySearch Center in Ogden, Utah. The Ogden FamilySearch Center is adjacent to the Ogden Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Ogden FamilySearch Center is a 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. It is one of five locations around the United States that offe...


  • FamilySearch Awarded Silver Anvil Honors

    Jan 1

    FamilySearch International was awarded Silver Anvil Honors for its supportive collaboration that led to the success of the Freedmen's Bureau Project. FamilySearch credits the 25,000 volunteers who helped with the Freedmen's Bureau Project as “silent recipients” of the 2018 Silver Anvil Award for Integrated Communications. The award was besto...


  • Dallas Public Library and FamilySearch Team Up to Digitize Collection

    Nov 17

    The Dallas Public Library and FamilySearch International have teamed up in order to digitize the Dallas Public Library's extensive family history book collection. This initiative will expand free patron access worldwide to the Dallas Public Library's historical records. The Dallas Public Library is located in Dallas, Texas. It strengthens commu...


  • Cloverdale Library Awarded FamilySearch Affiliate Status

    Nov 13

    Cloverdale Library is part of the Surrey Library system and is located in Surrey's historic town center. They have one of the largest Canadian family history collections. Cloverdale Library recently received Affiliate Library status from FamilySearch. FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have privileges to limited-access FamilySearch databases. Publ...


  • FamilySearch Added Records for Denmark, Finland, and Sweden

    Jul 11

    FamilySearch announced the availability of its newest record collections, which consist of 135.4 million free, digital historical records from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. These should be useful for genealogists who have ancestors from those countries. The new collections were digitized in a partnership between FamilySearch, MyHeritage, and the...


  • FamilySearch Collections

    Jul 7

    If you have not used recently or at all, the FamilySearch online site or the material at any local Family History Center operated b the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, you are missing a golden opportunity. The is always adding to its collections. Just the United States collections number 1,114 with titles such as: Alabama Deaths ...


  • FamilySearch to Allow Same-Sex Relationships on Family Trees

    Jun 25

    Your family might include people who are LGBT. Genealogists will quickly discover that family trees are not set up to accommodate same-sex couples or same-sex parents. FamilySearch has been working on changing their systems in order to include records and data on people in same-sex relationships and also to make it possible to include same-sex pare...


  • FamilySearch has Collections of Catholic Records

    Mar 23

    In March of 2018, FamilySearch added records to existing collections of Catholic church records. The information in those records could be useful for genealogists who have Catholic ancestors. Check the FamilySearch News Release to find the most recently updated or added record collections. Columbia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014 This colle...


  • FamilySearch Put Together a Review of RootsTech 2018

    Mar 17

    How big was RootsTech 2018? If you attended, it might seem like the crowds were huge. Those who were unable to attend might have a different perspective. FamilySearch put together an informative review of RootsTech 2018.The results might influence your decision making about whether or not to attend next year's RootsTech. RootsTech 2018 by the N...