August 30, 2017 UPDATE: FamilySearch Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm Thursday, September 7, 2017, marks the closing of an 80-year era of historic records access to usher in a new, digital model. FamilySearch is discontinuing its microfilm circu... read more

Google Photos, an online photo sharing and storage service, is a good place to store your high-resolution images. Its facial-recognition feature allows you to quickly search your photos for a specific person. And now, you can easily import photos from Goo... read more

by Kathryn Grant If you think that the FamilySearch Tree and Memories mobile apps are fun, on-the-go tools for family history, you’re right. But did you know that these apps also provide an appealing way to prepare personalized lessons and work one-... read more

I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it would be like to get a glimpse of their world. The Family Tree app recently added a feature that, in some cases, can help that become a reality by al... read more

<![CDATA[ As leaders in British and Irish family history, we know the hard work that goes into discovering and confirming the place of origin or birth of your ancestors across the pond. That’s why we’re incredibly proud to announce that we&... read more

For many years, using FamilySearch’s vast collections of records often meant taking a trip to the Family History Library or a FamilySearch affiliate library to scroll through microfilms. Or it might have meant ordering the needed microfilm and waiti... read more

Anyone who has tried to uncover his or her family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors lived shaped their lives and experiences. They also determined what records were created about them. It ... read more

If a basic search on FamilySearch.org is the only approach you use to find your ancestors, you might be missing out on a lot of potential discoveries. The records you can find by performing basic searches represent only a small portion of what’s ava... read more