People of every age, locale, and background share a need to know where they come from. How would it be to find a website that could provide stories along with information and family clues? Then, what if the website could help guide searchers to discover more about their families’ past? It’s not a dream. FamilySearch.org is uniquely qualified to fill those needs. During 2016, it expanded its resources and improved its interface to make the process ever easier. Full Story
Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org. In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles where the need to do so exists. Full Story
If you’re new to Scandinavian and Germanic family history research, you might be puzzled by the dates used for christenings, confirmations, marriages, and burials in your ancestors’ lives. The challenge isn’t only in reading those dates but also in interpreting them correctly. Full Story
We love Christmastime—gathering with family and friends, sharing gifts, good food, and happy celebrations. Do you know when those customs began in your family? Such traditions bind us to our heritage and will be passed on for generations to come. They give us continuity—a sense of identity and belonging. Your traditions may include the ways you celebrate the birth of Christ or a dish that came from the old country. No matter the culture, the Christmas spirit seems to come from traditions that help us celebrate joy, love, and goodwill to mankind. Full Story
When Diane Laytham went to RootsTech earlier this year, she noticed promotional material for myFamily History Youth Camp to be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, July 25–29, 2016. Her mother, Roberta Allen Allred, an avid family genealogist, had left Diane the family history trust fund established by Roberta’s father, Elijah Allen. Diane […]
So you’ve hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Perhaps you feel like you’ve searched every record and uncovered every document, and there’s still a missing link. Maybe that missing 1890 census is throwing a wrench in your research. Whatever the case may be, brick walls can leave each of us with feelings of frustration and confusion. Full Story
It might be exciting to find your great-grandmother in FamilySearch Family Tree. But what about finding her four times—each record with a little different information?