FamilySearch.org is a nonprofit family history organization from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated to connecting families across generations.
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As much as everyone would like, not all people have the chance of knowing their whole family, especially relatives in far distant places or those whom they’ve never met. Some lose touch of even their closest family members and spend the rest of their lives searching for them.
Good thing there are now websites that aid in tracing family history and finding out whom and where a person’s relatives are, just like the family search org. It is a family history website that provides free sources for the purpose of genealogy. Genealogy is the study of families and tracing of family history and lineages.
The family search website is currently one of the most widely
used genealogy sites of today and it is provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.People often use birth records, death records, marriage certificates, biographies, census records, obituaries, church records, and other files to trace family members. The family search org provides primary sources such as searchable databases, research guidance, and the Family History Library Catalog. The databases alone, which contains over one billion names, contains an ancestral file with contributions on a Pedigree resource file coming from U.S., British, and Canadian censuses. Such file has family trees uploaded by visitors. There is also an International Genealogical Index containing more contributed indexes of family files and original records. A U.S. Social Security Index is also included, which
contains a list of over 70 million deaths. Those who live in distant places may patronize the site too, as it has a Vital Records Index, containing records from Denmark, Mexico, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
The family search org can be used through two simple processes: You either find your ancestors through a record search or do your part and become an indexer. There are millions of indexed records on the site. You may just browse through all the images and files. More records are constantly being updated month after month as the site is growing. When you go to the Search records page, you will be asked to enter pieces of information such as your name, date of birth, you parents’ names, and your country; and the site will trace any record that is affiliated with your file. To become an indexer or a contributor, all you have to do is upload records so you can give free information online. The Family Search Indexing section will give you a step by step guide on how to provide the information. Over a thousand volunteers have made efforts to provide family records for the site. Governments, churches, societies, and commercial companies are also working to index more information in order to make more files in various forms available.
Those who participate in the site’s endeavour also get access to information about the Family History Library, a library founded in 1894 that gathers genealogical records and assists the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their researches and family history. It is the largest library of its own kind and it is open to the general public for free. Its specific record collections are stated online and the site visitors are informed how to prepare for a visit to the library.
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