Search Your Ancestors
Would you like to search your ancestors and build a family tree that connects your family together: parents, grandparents, etc with children, grandchildren, etc? Would you like to share with your children who your ancestors are, where they came from, their hopes, dreams, challenges, and family stories?
What does a family tree look like?
My husband and myself are in the center surrounded by blue, and my daughter is on the left. My parents and my husbands parents are on the right, followed by our grandparents.
Let us help you get started.
Family Search contains records of names, dates, places, photos and stories that have been collected over 180 years by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The website contains one gigantic family tree. To access this website, create an account. Non-LDS are welcome to use this website. If you are LDS, enter your membership# and date of birth to access LDS Ordinance work.
The following three websites are also great resources for searching for your ancestors. These websites are free to LDS members if you have created a LDS account at Family Search. Click on this link, bit.ly/ldsmemberaccess, to set up your accounts.
Ancestry.com adds millions of records every day. You can also build your family tree on this website.
FindMyPast.com is another great resource for searching records. You can also build your family tree on this website.
MyHeritage.com is another great resource for searching records. You can enter the names and information of your living family members and get emails when they are having birthdays or anniversaries. You can also build your family tree on this website.
Here are some more good websites to research:
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
Discover your family's military past.