Help Creating Your Free Family Tree

  #FamilyHistoryMonth If you're at all intimidated about creating a free FamilySearch family tree, there's free help available. Login to FamilySearch.org and select the "Get Help" button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen (see above) OR you can go to the Family History Center Location Finder and type in your city or postal code (almost anywhere in the world) and find a Family History Center near you. Local Family History Centers are run by volunteers and they'll be able to help you create free FamilySearch accounts, create your family tree, research and attach records to your tree, and some Family History Centers will even be able to print a fan chart of your tree. Family History Centers have access to all of the FamilySearch online records (billions) including some books and manuscripts that can only be accessed at these centers or at approved libraries (sometimes I drive 5 minutes to my local Family History Center to access a book I can't access from m…
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7 Free Genealogy Steals to Boost Your Research Now

7 Free Genealogy Steals in January include: FindMyPast.com has free access to over 8 billion records 22-25 January. Local subscribers get World access; World subscribers get 3 additional days added to their subscription. If you have any UK heritage, this is a must!   Ancestry.com has free access to all Australian records 22-26 January *AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) MyHeritage.com has a large collection of free digitized books available for searching/reading (over 37 million pages in 150,000 books relevant to family history). Read about the collection here. Search the collection for your ancestors here. Just tried this and found a clue for my hard-to-trace Canadian ancestry! Must finish blog quickly and get back to the search! AmericanAncestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society) has an offering for 2016: become a guest user, get a free account, have access to eleven free databases, and all new databases are free for 30 days!  …
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How to get your FREE Ancestry Account

This is a free Ancestry account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Ancestry.com LLC is the world’s largest online resource for family history with more than 2 million paying subscribers across all its sites. Since starting as a publishing company in 1983, we have been a leader in the family history market for over 30 years and have helped pioneer the market for online family history research.” Follow these instruction to create your free Ancestry account: Log in to FamilySearch.org (If you don’t already have an account with FamilySearch.org, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.) Select "Get Help" in the upper right corner Select "Help Center" in the left column of the pop-up Select "Partners" in the icon of shaking hands Select "Our Partners" Select "Ancestry" Select “Create Y…
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