FamilySearch is a non-profit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes families bring joy and meaning to life. Your donations to the Church General Fund will allow FamilySearch to receive support as needed to continue their mission of creating family bonds, linking the present to the past, and building bridges to the future.
1.38 billion people now in the FamilySearch Family Tree—up 32 percent from 2020
14.3 billion names and images from historical records now searchable, making billions of ancestors from over 200 countries available for discovery
2.4 million rolls of microfilm digitized and made accessible digitally at FamilySearch.org
80 million visits in total to FamilySearch.org and the FamilySearch app
1 million people attended the first all-virtual RootsTech Connect event
242 countries and territories represented by RootsTech Connect attendees
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.
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 by making a donation to the Church General Fund 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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Uniting and Reconciling Through Records
One of 15 FamilySearch content strategists, Whitney Peterson is a mastermind at locating, classifying, and recommending records, no matter where they may be or in what condition they are found.
Making Ancestral Research Easier
Even with his love of the Chinese people and fluency in the language, Derek Dobson could not have guessed what powerful ties he would weave over his lifetime with people scattered throughout Asia and the Pacific.