familysearchYou can access a wealth of FREE genealogical records online at FamilySearch, the genealogy arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One of the best resources at FamilySearch is the indexes and document images available through their Historical Records Collection, which includes more than 3.5 billion names in 1,400+ collections from countries all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, France, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Hungary, the Philippines and many more.  These are official records from governments and churches, including census records, marriage, birth, christenings, military, pension applications, death certificates, probate, land, etc.

Another fabulous resource FamilySearch provides is Family History Books, a collection of more than 100,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.

F is for FamilySearch – starting week two of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge.

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9 Responses to FamilySearch

  1. I knew I was going to be rewarded when I found you blog hopping during the #Challenge and this first post since starting to ‘follow’ you proves it.

  2. Carolyn Branch says:

    Thank you, Stepheny! Glad you found it helpful. I am always on a crusade to find and promote free genealogy records. So many folks never get past Ancestry.

  3. PammyPam says:

    yes yes yes! Family history is very rewarding.

  4. Great reminders. I sometimes forget to check all the possibilities.

    • Carolyn says:

      FamilySearch offers so much more than it did just a few years ago – and there is more online every day. I have been guilty of skipping great sites, thinking “I already checked there”. Time goes so fast – sometimes I checked there 5 or 10 years ago!

  5. Briane Pagel says:

    Very interesting! I ought to look up my ancestry. Mom always said we were related to Daniel Boone. Or Davy Crockett. I’m not sure if Davy Crockett was real. Whichever it was, Mom always said that, so I should find out if it was true.

  6. sandy says:

    LDS recirds gave really improved. When I first started doing genealogy most of what I found there was inaccurate information on my family which was very frustrating and so I quit using them and paid for Fast forward to the current century, I nixed my ancestry membership as it kept going up and up and decided to try LDS again. Much much improved. Thanks for your visit, could I ask that you use your link to the actual blog post instead of the google+page, it takes 2 – 3 extra clicks to get to your blog when you use the google+, you can leave your name and url in the drop down box…very easily and or a hyperlink. The link you’ll see here with my name takes you directly to my post, not my profile page or dashboard page…one click, faster and easier. Do you like to visit cemeteries also in your research?

    • Yes, I love to visit cemeteries. Often I find dates on the stones that aren’t recorded anywhere else. My husband and I have driven several hundred miles to visit a cemetery that was said to have a “Rogers Row” from the 1800’s. Well worth the drive.

      Thanks for the tip about leaving my URL. Will do that next time.

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