13 Facts About FamilySearch


FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software.

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FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.

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On 16 April 2013 FamilySearch completely revamped the site design generally, with new features and a changed color scheme.

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Since 2011, FamilySearch International has organized an annual family history and technology conference called RootsTech.

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Main service of the FamilySearch website is to offer access to digital images and indexes of genealogical records.

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FamilySearch FamilyTree is a "one world tree, " or a unified database that aims to contain one entry for each person recorded in genealogical records.

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All FamilySearch users are able to add persons, link them to existing persons or merge duplicates.

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FamilySearch allows users to input same-sex marriages or other unions.

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Searchable indexes of the records on FamilySearch are created by volunteers of the FamilySearch Indexing program.

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FamilySearch is currently working with genealogical societies all around the world to index local projects.

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Many FamilySearch users have created communities and Facebook groups in an effort to answering members' genealogy research questions, aid in translation of documents, and other resources.

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FamilySearch operates the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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FamilySearch operates over 5,100 Family History Centers in 140 countries around the world.

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