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FamilySearch Volunteers Break Single-Day Participant Record

FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for the most indexing and arbitration volunteers participating in a single day.

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Most Current Articles in Genealogy

New FamilySearch/Overland Travel Collaboration Makes finding Pioneer Ancestry Easier

The Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pleased to announce an exciting collaborative effort between their Overland Travel website and the FamilySearch website.

By The LDS Newsroom
DNA Revelation! Part 1: Family History Is In Our Genes!

I set out to uncover my would-be wife's family tree as I was just beginning my professional genealogy career. But, try as I might in those early years before we married in 1972, I couldn’t get past James Gleason.

By James W. Petty, AG, CG
One Billion Images of Ancestral Historic Records Rebirthed Online

FamilySearch International announced today the online publication of its one billionth image of historic records at, a feat that took just 7 years to accomplish.

Turning Hearts: “Malachi in My Life”

I would never have thought that a “minor” Old Testament prophet could have a profound impact on my life. Reading the words of Moses or Abraham helps me see the love and patience that the Lord has for us, His children.

By Carol Kostakos Petranek
Discover Polynesia at the Family History Library

The local community is invited to share in the spirit of aloha as the Family History Library celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the Polynesian people on Friday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

15-Year-Old Organizes Unique Genealogy Event for Eagle Scout Project

Fifteen-year-old Hunter Boyer has chosen a unique Eagle Scout project to benefit the past, present and future. Boyer’s goal is to recruit enough volunteers to take photos of over 50,000 graves using the smartphone app BillionGraves.

Online Collections of Civil War Records Updated for Memorial Day

FamilySearch adds new military records to assist in genealogy work.

By The LDS Newsroom
Turning Hearts: "I Wish I Knew Their Stories”

Last week, a “shaky leaf” that appeared on my online family tree blew a fresh breeze of insight into the life of my grandfather, John Andrew Kostakos.

By Carol Kostakos Petranek
FamilySearch Unveils New Photo-Scanning System

Now it takes only minutes for valuable family photographs or documents to be scanned, transmitted and published.

By The LDS Newsroom