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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Family Tree Charts and Family Tree Art

Here are some ideas from RootsTech 2017 for family tree charts and family tree art. (This post will highlight the printable and custom family trees, not the many book options.)   I'm going to start with two I didn't see at RootsTech, but they're the cheapest options I've used, i.e. practically free. The ones that follow range from very affordable to custom and more pricey. Hope you enjoy!     TreeSeek TreeSeek is a free website for creating printable family tree charts. TreeSeek uses the FamilySearch family tree so you'll need to have a free account with FamilySearch and build your tree there to use this partner site. You'll allow TreeSeek access to your FamilySearch tree, they'll build the chart of your choice, then you'll download the chart to your computer or a thumbdrive and print it at your expense. I've downloaded charts and then printed them at a local copy store and love them.       FamilySearch Keepsakes FamilySearch is the preeminent f…
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Fee or Free – Online Family Trees

Here's a quick look at some Fee and Free Family Tree offerings. Fee Family Trees and Limited-free Family Trees MyHeritage I have a premium family tree on MyHeritage and with their premium offering I have multiple separate trees (one I uploaded for my family, one I uploaded for my husband's family, and one I uploaded for my cousin's take on our shared ancestry). I love the Smart Matches (tree to tree matching of ancestors), Record Matches (tree to record matches of ancestors), Record Detective II matches (the hints they send when someone from one record you've sourced to an ancestor matches info on that ancestor from another source at MyHeritage), and the Book Matching (tree to book matches-they constantly search online books collections for you). I have hundreds of potential tree matches at MyHeritage and thousands of potential Records Matches. I also have DNA matches at MyHeritage. ¬†MyHeritage's tree only has the "ancestral view" which goes from the bottom (you or your ch…
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