On television you may have seen a family tree of a celebrity or an election candidate that goes back a long distance in time. Viewing such comprehensive historical family records trees makes one wonder what his/her own family tree would look like. Hiring a professional to create such tree is quite expensive; our personal curiosity can quickly be satisfied with a free service called Family Search.
Family Search is a free website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The site contains records and details spanning census data, birth and death certificates, church parish tallies, military enrollments, amongst other types of data.
We can enter the name of a person in the fields provided on the homepage. The site then shows us its records related to that name.
Family Search is a good online tool that will satisfy anybody inquisitive about their ancestors.
- The interface is neat and very user friendly.
- Data can be presented as simple search results or as trees.
- The comprehensive library of data has records from all over the world.
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Visit Family Search @ familysearch.org