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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.


134 Generations in One Day

As a user experience designer at FamilySearch, Christine Chiang works on the cutting edge of expanding Chinese genealogical research. And with over 13 million digital images from mainland China, including more than 65,000 images of jiapu—Chinese genealogical records maintained by ancestral clans—Christine has her work cut out for her.


Family History Continues Unabated

Millions of people are choosing to find joy, love, and unity in making family connections—there has never been a better time for family history.


“I Knew You Guys Were Coming”

A FamilySearch International team of employees were afraid to enter an African village that doesn’t allow anyone to enter that is not a member of their cult.

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No Longer Lost

After learning about FamilySearch, Paula Madison very quickly found her grandfather and his Chinese wife and children. After digging deeper and travelling to China, Paula no longer felt lost and was relieved that her mother was now claimed.

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Oral Histories Project Saving Families

FamilySearch is collecting and preserving oral histories and oral genealogies in Africa. With the younger generation leaving African villages for larger cities, some family histories may not be passed to future generations unless we preserve them now.

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Church Preserves Precious Records of African Nation

Paper records dating back to the early 1800s are disintegrating at an alarming rate due to poor storage conditions, heat and humidity and frequent handling.


Racing Against Time

Only 13 percent of the world’s top genealogical records are digitized and preserved, leaving the rest at risk of destruction or loss. At current rates it will take 124 years to capture the top-tier records. Governments are asking FamilySearch for help in preserving their records at three times the rate FamilySearch and its crews can capture.

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Video: Healing Families

Mandy Phillips accepts Elder Andersen's temple challenge and is reunited with her grandparents she hasn't seen in 20 years.