There are over 500 FamilySearch affiliate libraries worldwide today. These affiliates help FamilySearch create broader access to historical record collections, more personalized patron assistance locally, and more personal family history discovery experiences. And what’s more, it’s free to be an affiliate!

Affiliate Benefits

  • Access to the FamilySearch website resources,
    which remain FREE.
  • Patron access to restricted historical record
    image collections.
  • A monthly e-newsletter detailing what’s new at, including the latest tips and tricks for reference helpers.
  • Special offers to products and services that may
    be of interest.
A map of various locations of FamilySearch family history centers and affiliate libraries.

FamilySearch Affiliate Requirements

  • At least one web-enabled computer workstation in a public area for patron access to (Note: This computer does not need to be a dedicated workstation for FamilySearch use only).
  • A static IP address for the library and contact information for the person who will provide it.
  • Ability to monitor usage of designated FamilySearch computers.
  • A prominent link on the designated computer or library’s desktop menu to access The link should be FamilySearch’s approved logo.
  • A posted, visible certificate designating your library as a FamilySearch affiliate.

How to Apply

  • Simply sign and return the FamilySearch Affiliate Library Agreement, which you can receive from Cherie Bush.
  • Include the static IP address for the library and IT support person’s contact information.
  • If you have additional questions, contact Cherie Bush at

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FamilySearch Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Source: New on FamilySearch