Every once in a while those of us who work at FamilySearch get an email from someone that makes us sit back and think about how lucky we are to work where we do. One such story came to us from a young couple in Hungary. Theirs is a story of family history, the internet and a great imagination.
The email came from a young newly married man in Hungary. His name is Richard and his new wife is Henrietta. Richard was doing some beta testing of one of our FamilySearch site features. When Richard was done with the testing he decided to use FamilySearch for another, more personal use.
In a nutshell, Richard used FamilySearch to propose to his fiancé. He created a YouTube video of his memories with Henrietta and then transitioned the song to “Marry Me.” He then added the video to the beta.familysearch.org site and used the “Add Wife” link to add her to his tree as his wife.
Henrietta said “I was enjoying the video and then when the song changed, I realized what it was and started to cry.”
To view the video, click Marry Me. Their story is what family history for the living is all about.