FamilySearch provides Church members free access to

FamilySearch, the family history brand of the Church, announced on Feb. 18 that Church members can now receive free personal subscriptions to, the premier research website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Limited access to this service in the form of an affiliate account is provided at no cost for Latter-day Saints as part of an agreement between FamilySearch and, and includes limited tools, features, and resources of the site.

Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is America’s oldest and most respected resource for family history research and the largest genealogical society in America today. Although the institution’s name says “New England,” the organization is national in scope and provides expertise and research materials through in nearly all aspects of family history, from 17th century colonial New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, through 21st century immigration research.

Used in tandem with the latest FamilySearch tools, can open new doors of discovery and enhance members’ ability to identify more ancestors and make more family connections.

“Our founders recognized 170 years ago that family history would become important to all Americans,” said Brenton Simons, President and CEO of New England Historic Genealogical Society and “For that reason, is a hub and treasure trove for family historians. We really do have something for everyone.”

Dennis C. Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO, said the collaboration will provide indispensable assistance to Latter-day Saint families by providing a breadth of information unavailable elsewhere.

“By partnering with, we’re making a remarkable scope of new data available to our members,” said Brother Brimhall. “We expect there will be many new family discoveries as our members become familiar with these rich, vast New England records. We are honored to be associated with America’s oldest genealogical society.”

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