#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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Historic Journals from RootsTech 2016

If you have old letters, diaries, and family papers that have been stored for years but not transcribed, Historic Journals from RootsTech might be the site for you. And even if you aren't the one who inherited the family papers, maybe the one who did has shared it online and you'll find it here. Historic Journals is an online family history website with both free and fee offerings for finding and sharing your ancestor's journals, wills, letters, photos, and more. Historic Journals pulls data from the free family tree site, FamilySearch.org. You can upload documents and allow others the privilege of helping transcribe them. "The privilege" haha. We all know there's a reason they've been sitting in boxes for years. It's work. It takes time. And it can be tedious. The problem is, yours might be the last generation that will be able to read them and these documents often contain important leads and clarify relationships and once they're lost, those helps are gone.   …
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Free family tree art at FamilySearch.org

If you have a family tree at FamilySearch.org, check out the free family tree art downloads/printables they've created.     Just select the family tree art of your choice, FamilySearch automatically pre-fills the tree, and you can print at home or download and print at a copy shop.     I usually don't create family tree art, books, etc, because I feel like my tree needs to be edited and if I'm investing money in a finished product I will be furious if I see any errors. Uh, at almost zero cost and effort, this is no longer an issue. And these trees have four generations at most, which, let's face it, is easy to clean up. Darling and frameable family trees with zero effort. Easter gifts, anyone?   Here's a pinnable image to save for future reference.
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