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FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the largest genealogy organization in the world.  FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services spanning billions of names designed to help people learn more about their family history. FamilySearch gathers, preserves, and shares genealogical records worldwide. It offers free access to its resources and service online at, one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the Internet.


The website offers free access to digital images of genealogical records. These images can be searched along with a number of databases.

FamilySearch Family Tree

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a web application to be able to interact with very large, unified databases of connected genealogical information. They call it Family Tree. Many of the FamilySearch databases have been combined into one database and all the records for each individual have been combined into folders. These folders are linked to pedigrees.

Some prominent features of the website are:
  • Support for multiple assertions on facts, allowing people to "agree to disagree".
  • Source citations, including links to source images. This promised linking service may not be available in earlier versions. Documents scanned from the Church's 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed vital records, from around the world, will eventually be linked to individuals in the system. These films are currently being scanned and indexed.
  • Several features specific to the membership of the LDS Church, facilitating temple ordinance work.
  • A one-world pedigree of linked families that will operate wiki style, with anyone able to add comments and information.
  • A mapping utility that maps locations where an individual has resided. It is a mashup of the new FamilySearch website and Google Maps showing pushpins for events in a person's life.

    Legacy has full integration with FamilySearch allowing you to search to site for information, upload information you have that FamilySearch does not, download information from FamilySearch and add it to your Legacy family file, and much more.  You can also participate in Discussion forums to share information with others and get answers to your questions.

    For more information see:
    FamilySearch Synchronization
    FamilySearch Download
    FamilySearch Integration
    FamilySearch Login
    FamilySearch User Profile
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