by Allison Hadley Web indexing is here! Have you tried it yet? What do you think? If you’re not a fan or if it feels like we’re taking away your best friend and asking you to make a new one, this article is for you. We know we’ve invited... read more

by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow? Special holidays and celebrations are some of the best times to gather with your family to creat... read more

by Carolyn Tolman Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our ancestors that turn our hearts to them and help us feel we are par... read more

Pixar and family history? You might not see the connection right away, but check out the new movie, Coco, and it’ll make perfect sense. Coco tells the story of Miguel, a young boy whose desire to discover and follow his great-great-grandfather&rsquo... 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

You probably know people who are avid obituary readers. They regularly scan their local papers, looking for people they know. While reading about other people’s deaths might strike you as an unusual hobby, the truth is that every family researcher s... 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

We hear the word “indexing” thrown around a lot when we’re talking about family history. In fact, in their presentation at RootsTech 2017, President and Sister Nelson challenged people to make a sacrifice of time to participate in temple... read more