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What is FamilySearch?

FamilySearch is a genealogy organization established and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the largest genealogy organization in the world, consisting of a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history and dedicated to gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide.

How do I Access FamilySearch?

You may access the records found on FamilySearch.org through one of two ways:

Who Should Use FamilySearch?

Anyone conducting genealogical research.

What Subjects Does FamilySearch Cover?

FamilySearch contains documents useful for completing genealogical research. Some types of sources include:

Can I Use FamilySearch from Home

All resources found on FamilySearch.org are available free of charge to the public. Materials not available digitally through the website, can be ordered for use in the Logan Library.

How Can I Get More Help with FamilySearch?

Click the Help link in the upper right corner of the screen, or Ask a Librarian.

What Other Databases Should I try?

If you are interested in FamilySearch, you might find the following databases useful:

Ancestry Library Edition
Contains a wealth of genealogical data, with a focus on the United States. Access in the Library Only.
Resources for genealogical research including census records, books and periodicals, revolutionary war records, and Freedman's bank records
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World Vital Records
World Vital Records has family history, genealogy information and genealogy research training. Access in the Library Only.