– Family Search

Boomers, boomer kids and boomer parents start sleuthing your ancestry. Free genealogy records and resources from around the world are provided by this top-of-the-class website to start building a family history.

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Free access is provided to over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, because they believe interest in family history is not limited by culture, ethnicity, or religious faith.

The FamilySearch Records Access program integrates efforts with records custodians and other organizations to gather, preserve, digitize, index, and post the records online for convenient public access. They collaborate with skilled and dedicated individuals with expertise in history, area studies, archival and library science, micrographics, digital imaging, and many languages. The resulting free-flow of records provides the foundational data needed to begin. They also provide a free genealogy and family history software program (PAF) to collect, organize and create a family history. They offer research guidance, free online classes, tools like guides, forms and maps and more to get you started on the road to become your family’s historian.

So head for your computer, boot up and tap into a world of resources. Sherlock Holmes never had it so good.