Because of you,more fragile records and oralhistories 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.

Your Donations at Work

94.3 million people added to the family tree - up 28% from 2019 and bringing the total to 1.3 billion

1 billion names from historical records made searchable, bringing the total to 8.3 billion

414.3 million records indexed, up 54% from 2019

4.3 billion images of historical records made searchable while they wait to be indexed

207 million visits to FamilySearch.org, up 17.8% from 2019

3.9 million new accounts created on FamilySearch.org, up 31% from 2019

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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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A Note from Steve Rockwood

CEO, FamilySearch International Managing Director, Family History Department

The year 2021 was incredible for FamilySearch, and we are equally excited about 2022. Last year we published our 10 billionth searchable name from a historical record. We expect to reach the 11 billion mark this year.

At RootsTech 2022, we announced two new technologies that will exponentially accelerate our ability to generate more user discoveries in a fraction of the time: (1) a handwriting-recognition artificial intelligence tool that can create a rough, computer-generated index from handwritten records otherwise difficult for volunteers to index effectively; and (2) a crowdsourcing feature called “Get Involved” that will enable online volunteers to improve computer-generated indexes while finding their own ancestors. (The 1950 U.S. Census will be a Get Involved project.) It will also show volunteers what a personal difference they are making for other users.

These inspiring accomplishments are made possible in part because of your generous contributions that help us accelerate this sacred work.