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. They do their religious duty, you get a free tree, win-win!
Here’s a Quick Start Guide for FamilySearch Family Trees. If you’re at all familiar with family trees, scroll down to page 4 and start reading where it says “Add a Person.”
#FamilyHistoryMonth will be so much more fun when you have your FamilySearch tree!