FamilySearch is pleased to announce an upgrade to the www.familysearch.org website. As we implement this updated version we’re excited to share the powerful new features and benefits with our users. As always, the website is free to the public. The site includes more than 2.5 billion historical records, with millions more added each week.
The updated version of the FamilySearch website gives you a richer family history experience by putting all FamilySearch content, services, and products on the same site. Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy include:
- More indexes, records, and documents…all published more frequently.
- An improved search experience that scans more content and gives more accurate results.
- A thriving genealogical community where you can give and receive help.
- A single user name and password for all FamilySearch products and services.
- Responsive, reliable, and scalable hardware and software on which the site can grow and improve.
What About the Old Site?
We will be closing the old website in the next few months to focus our efforts on the future. Records and indexes on this site have already been transferred to our new site, along additional new collection and new enhanced features.
Perhaps the most exciting changes involve searches. Searching historical records and databases can now be done from a single page. You can customize your search in many new and exciting ways. In addition, finding local family history centers is easy with a revised look that lets you find a location using a world map. There are also a host of new information resources available in the all new Learn section.
Find out more with these detailed guides, click on the following links:
- What’s New View/Print Guide (pdf)
- What’s New Interactive Guide (online)
- Popular FamilySearch Downloads
- The Learning Center
- A Helpful Video on New Search Features
We invite you to become familiar with these powerful new search features and the other improvements we’re making to the site. We feel confident that you will like what you see!