These woman hold a luncheon every year to tell stories about and honor their ancestors. These stories serve as guides to handling trials and struggles that arise within the family. In what ways does knowing about your family history strengthen you? Share it with us using #familysearch [ Familysearch.org Link ]
A single photograph can reveal a surprising history. A small, yellowing photograph tucked inside his father’s watch case led Itzhak David Goldberg to research his deceased father’s early life. He discovered a carefully hidden past full of loss and #Holocaust secrets—secrets his father kept inside to spare his family. With a grateful heart, Goldberg shares what he found in his research and the... View details ⇨
Have you ever wanted to do family history while on the go? Do you like the idea of adding an ancestor’s name to your family tree while at the bus stop? Or does the convenience of snapping an old photo while at Grandma’s house and instantly uploading it to your ancestor’s profile appeal to you? Take a look at the differences between FamilySearch Tree and Memories and a few of the benefits of... View details ⇨
What would you do if you found a tiny disintegrating book in the garbage? Would you dare flip through its pages? Would you consider where it came from or who owned it? Read the amazing story of one little brown book's journey from garbage to the hands of descendants of its original owner.
Did you know you can use asterisks and question marks when searching for your ancestors on FamilySearch? Using an asterisk in the example "J*n" can bring up names such as John or Jean because the asterisk can replace multiple characters. Using a question mark in the example "J?n" will bring up names such as Jan or Jon because the question mark only replaces one character. Try out these other... View details ⇨
Here’s a great heirloom story that brought about something positive from tragedy. Sidney Worrall, an injured cook on board a torpedoed World War II ship, passed his watch to a passenger on board and asked him to take care of it. Almost a century later, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow appealed for information about Sidney Worrall. Two of his descendants, his granddaughter and nephew, responded... View details ⇨
The sourcing of data within the family tree is crucial to keeping everything to industry standard. At FamilySearch it's easy to show your sources. From birth certificates to censuses, learn how to attach photos or links to help others working on their family trees.
Family food traditions have the power to heal wounds as well as preserve heritage. Read one woman's story about how a family dumplings recipe reunited her with sibling and helped to mend frayed ties.
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How can missionaries better retain converts? Helping converts search, find, and take the name of one of their ancestors to the temple is one of the best methods of strengthening individuals and families.
These vintage photographs show everyday life, farming, industry, and culture in Yokohama, Japan, around 1908. Take a look at the details and the stories they tell. What a treasure if any of the people pictured could be identified for their descendants!
FamilySearch is a gold mine of great records—but how do you unlock this treasure chest? Learn why sometimes putting less information brings more results, how to search by location, and why special collections may be what you need to sift through in order to get the information you need. With a little extra background knowledge and a few insider tips, you’ll be able to map out your next move... View details ⇨
On July 12, 1973 16-18 million military personnel records were destroyed in a fire—a disaster unparalleled in the U.S. records-keeping history. Most of these records had no duplicates, or microfilm copies. It was estimated that 80 percent of Army personnel and 75 percent of Air Force personnel records from 1912 to 1960 were lost forever. Just as harmful as a fire, is the destruction that... View details ⇨