How to Create a Free FamilySearch Account

  FamilySearch is the largest provider of free genealogical records in the world. They have almost 4,000 Family History Centers worldwide as well as a website where you can access more than 4 billion names for free and upload a personal family tree or create a FamilySearch family tree.  Some of the collections we list at OnGenealogy are from FamilySearch and while they are a completely FREE website, FamilySearch now requires everyone to register for a free account before searching any records.

  We'd encourage you to CREATE a free FamilySearch account and take advantage of this great resource. You can opt out of emails and control privacy settings and we'll show you how in another post.   Instructions for How To Create a Free Account at FamilySearch   1. Go to https://www.familysearch.org If you already have an LDS account, your FamilySearch.org account is the same as an LDS Account and you can use the same…
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#FamilyHistoryMonth Day 4 – Free FindMyPast Offerings

  FindMyPast is a family history company based in the UK and its primary focus is UK records but it also has U.S., Canada, and other collections as well.   FindMyPast has some exclusive images from UK parish records which are quite helpful if you have ancestry here. Some FindMyPast freebies include: Building a free family tree, you can import a GEDCOM file or add names one by one                         US Census records, including the 1790 US Census, 1830 US Census, 1840 US Census, and 1940 US Census; you'll need to register for free in order to see search results                             US BillionGraves Index, FindMyPast lets you search the US BillionGraves index for free to find an ancestor's burial site, which may include a …
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#FamilyHistoryMonth – see the latest free MyHeritage products

    On Day 3 of #FamilyHistoryMonth see the latest free MyHeritage products!     MyHeritage is a fee/subscription family history site specializing in online family tree hosting and building online digitized record searching and DNA testing and matching. In addition to these subscription services, they offer some free help to anyone with an interest in genealogy or family history.   Some free MyHeritage offers include:   Free family tree building for basic sites with a limit of 250 people and 500 MB storage                             Upload your DNA from Ancestry, FamilyTreeDNA, or 23andMe, and receive free Ethnicity Estimates and DNA Matches at MyHeritage                 Free genealogy software, Family Tree B…
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