FamilySearch celebrates 125th anniversary — here’s how it has become the largest genealogy organization in the worldThe Genealogical Society of Utah, known today as FamilySearch, was established on Nov. 13, 1894. Over the past 125 years, FamilySearch has worked to publish almost 4.8 billion searchable records and grow its family tree to more than 1.2 billion people.
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