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Because of you, more fragile records and oral histories are being preserved.

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FamilySearch is a non-profit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life. Your donations help support FamilySearch’s vision of creating family bonds, linking the present to the past, and building bridges to the future.

Only 15% of records are preserved

Only 15 percent of the world's top genealogical records are digitized and preserved.

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At the current rate, it will take 124 years to capture the top-tier records.

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Every dollar saves thirty records, and every ten cents saves three records.


134 Generations in One Day

It’s estimated that over 20 percent of the world’s population can trace their roots to China. With your help, FamilySearch is helping people with Chinese ancestry connect to each other and to their homeland.

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Learning about ancestors helps us better understand who we are. FamilySearch’s vision is carried out by dedicated employees and volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve and share the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. FamilySearch strives to create and link the best and most valuable research resources to help people discover who they are by exploring where they came from.

For over 100 years, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. They offer many services for free to the world, including image capture, digital conversion, preservation, online indexing, and online access to records and documents. Help with the effort either by volunteering time or making a donation online.

"When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves."

- President Russell M. Nelson
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