What could be more Scottish than kilts, clans, or bagpipes? A place where all three come together is in the celebration of the Highland games, a unique way to experience Scottish and Gaelic culture. Though they herald back possibly to the time of the Drui... read more

We are excited to announce that more record collections from the United Kingdom have newly become available and have been added to the FamilySearch library! We hope that these records will help you feel more in touch with a section of history, and we espe... read more

Want to make temple and family history work more exciting and fun? Learn details about your ancestors—where they lived (not just the country, but the neighborhood and even the house), what they did for a living, or what their handwriting looked like... read more

Register now to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the largest family history conference in the world. RootsTech 2020 will take place on February 26–29 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Register for RootsTech 2020 Roots... read more

Each year, thousands of people gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the largest family history event in the world—RootsTech. All are welcome to participate in this conference and discover more about their family, and there is something for everyone, ... read more

by Jorge Todeschini and Claudia Brandão If you ask any Brazilian what the most common last name in Brazil is, for sure the answer will be “Silva.” Silva, which in Latin means “forest” or “jungle,” was brought by ... read more

“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage—to know who we are and where we have come from.” These words from Alex Haley, author of Roots, resonate with everyone. But they may be particularly poignant if you have A... read more

“No matter your background, knowing your roots plays an important role in shaping your identity,” said Nkoyo Iyama, in her 2017 RootsTech address. She continued, “African Americans are finding ways to connect and make connections with th... read more

African American slave stories are not something we like to remember. The heart-wrenching and disturbing acts of slavery are a stain that won’t soon go away. However, in reading the stories of these formerly enslaved men and women, you will find ama... read more