Is free?

Yes, FamilySearch really is free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation.

How do I log into FamilySearch?

How do I sign in to FamilySearch?

  1. Go to FamilySearch.
  2. In the upper right corner, click Sign In. (If Sign In is not in the menu, click the icon with three horizontal lines.
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. If you want to stay signed in for two weeks, click Keep me signed in for 2 weeks.
  5. Click Sign In.

What is the difference between family tree and FamilySearch?

Family Tree draws from FamilySearch’s enormous database to provide record hints. This makes it easier to link you and your ancestors to earlier generations. The Memories section can help foster deeper connections to ancestors. It provides a place where you can preserve and share photos and histories.

Is ancestry com run by Mormon Church?

Is Ancestry Owned by the Mormon Church? No, Ancestry is not owned or operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the LDS or Mormon church) and never has been.

How do I access my LDS account?

Your identity must be verified via Email or Mobile Phone before using your account.

  1. Visit Account Recovery page.
  2. Enter your email address or phone number.
  3. A page will display letting you know that your account is unverified. The verification email and/or SMS will be automatically resent.

Why can’t I log into FamilySearch?

Steps. Clear your FamilySearch Cookies at If clearing your cookies does not work, recover your FamilySearch username and password if you have forgotten them. If you still cannot sign in, please contact FamilySearch Support.

How do I find my LDS family name?

Need Family Names for the Temple? Use FamilySearch’s “Ordinances Ready” Feature

  1. FamilySearch’s Ordinances Ready tool can be used to quickly find family names for the temple.
  2. Latter-day Saint families feel increased love and joy when taking family names to the temple.

Is FamilySearch owned by Ancestry?

Are FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Findmypast, and Ancestry owned by the same company? No, FamilySearch is a service of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. MyHeritage, Findmypast, and Ancestry are each separate companies.

Is 23andMe Mormon owned?

Is 23andMe Owned By The Mormon Church? The Church Of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have never had ownership of 23andMe.

How do I find my LDS record number?

Re: How to get MRN online If you already have a member LDS Account (an LDS Account associated with your MRN) then you can log onto and go to the Directory. Select “My Household” in the left column and under your name in the right column click the “Show Record Number” link.

Why can’t I get into my LDS account?

At the moment, you’re not showing up as a member. That just may be a slow sync with the forum software, or it may mean you don’t have a MRN connected with the account. The latter will prevent you from logging into a few things. Go to and see if you’re set up as a member.

How do I recover my FamilySearch account?

If you have forgotten your username, you can retrieve it:

  1. Click Forgot Username?
  2. Select a recovery method available for your account. Mobile: Enter your mobile number. A verification code comes to that number. Enter the verification code into the provided field, and click Continue. Email: Enter your email address.

How do I activate my FamilySearch account?

To activate your current FamilySearch Account for access to the Family Tree, just sign in on the special access page. Go to to sign in using your normal user name and password. This will be the only time you will need to access this page.

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