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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#FamilyHistoryMonth Idea 3 – Create a free FamilySearch family tree

  You may have a family tree on another website or home computer so why make a tree on FamilySearch? There are a lot of great websites and apps that pull their data from FamilySearch (as needed, only with your permission) so without a free FamilySearch tree, you'll miss out on a lot of family history leads. For most people, the FamilySearch tree will practically build itself. You'll add your name and any living ancestors, then when you add your first deceased ancestor, you'll ask FamilySearch to try to find them and there's a good chance they will. It will probably take 2 -3 generations to link up to family that are already in the system and Voila! you'll have a free tree at FamilySearch. And at FamilySearch, free means free. There's truly no subscription fee ever. Why? FamilySearch is owned the by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they believe it's their duty to help connect people to their ancestors so they always offer this as a free service.…
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FREE FindMyPast June 29th-July 6th!

If you have UK or Irish Ancestry this offer is for you! Starting today a full week of FREE FindMyPast genealogy record access!

FindMyPast is celebrating their release of over 10 million Irish Parish Registers with an offer of free access to over 1 billion UK, US, and Irish records including:

118 million "Immigration and Travel" records 116 million US marriages all UK, Irish, and US Censuses over 7 million new US Naturalization records over 1.7 million US Passport Applications

Even better, the Irish Parish records will stay free forever! The only caveat is you may need to register (for free) at FindMyPast to access and use these free records.

From June 29th to July 6th, enjoy your free week at FindMyPast and if you already have a membership, enjoy the new Irish record sets!  

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