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The annual family history conference takes place Feb. 29-March 2, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Members of a Latter-day Saint stake in Virginia Stake hosted a FamilySearch booth at a community event celebrating African American culture.

Young single adults at Gather Together Conference on Aug. 19 connected with each other and their own family history in the conference’s Family History series of events.

Gail Miller related her ancestral history and offered gratitude for the Latter-day Saint pioneers during the SUPer DUPer event at This Is the Place Heritage Park.

The annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held in Washington, sees half a million visitors each year — so when FamilySearch was invited to participate in this summer’s festivities, they knew it was a unique opportunity.

If the family photo album is gathering dust or old home videos are stuck on VHS tapes, Memory Lane offers ways to digitize media for ease-of-sharing.

The International African American Museum in South Carolina includes a Center for Family History, which is supported by FamilySearch International. The center was built with a $2 million from the Church.

Latter-day Saints hosted FamilySearch booths at 20 Juneteenth events in 20 cities across Georgia. Here’s what it meant to the community.

The June 9 letter explains how a 2020 policy has helped improve recording accuracy and minimize ordinance duplication.

FamilySearch, an international nonprofit organization that provides free genealogical records and resources, has been honored for creating a professional working environment where employees can thrive.

See how youth and missionaries from three different countries are promoting FamilySearch and family history work.

A BYU study found that participating in family history research reduced students’ anxiety by 20% and increased self-esteem by 8%.

RootsTech creative director Jonathan Wing and music artist Adassa tell the story behind the RootsTech 2023 theme “Uniting,” the surprise performance and why it was meaningful.

FamilySearch has named Debbie Gurtler as the new assistant director at the FamilySearch Library.

Members of the Church’s Temple and Family History Executive Council offered personal experiences, tips and testimonies at RootsTech.

How telling one’s own story can be healing and be an opportunity to connect, teaches Devin Ashby, global outreach manager at FamilySearch during RootsTech 2023.

Anatolii Khromov, the director of Ukraine’s state archival services, and Gonzalo Luengo, a Chilean genealogist, were among the notable visitors at RootsTech 2023.

Joseph Crossley wrote about his family’s journey across the Atlantic in a small journal. More than 165 years later, his pioneer diary has been found and donated to the Church History Library.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, shared a message about temple and family history work at an “After-Party” for young adults at RootsTech.

The study provides some empirical evidence that supports what Church leaders have long taught about participation in family history.

The Church History Department has added Mormon Battalion information to its Church History Biographical Database.

Elder Gong talks about ancestral lands, accepting ordinances and other answers about temple and family history work.

Elder and Sister Gong, singer Jordin Sparks, actor Sean Astin and others delivered keynote messages that resonated with audiences online and in person at RootsTech.

RootsTech, a 3-day global family history event, featured a list of celebrity keynotes, fun activities, a bustling expo hall and hundreds of informative classes. Read what happened.

Justin G. Thomas taught that in family history research, there is purpose behind each person.

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife Sister Susan Gong took RootsTech audiences on a family history journey from Hawaii to Ireland. Actor Sean Astin also spoke. Here’s what they said.

Here’s how eight young adults are seeing temple and family history work “opening the heavens.”

A new music video features singer Alex Sharpe singing in Irish Gaelic and English in the green landscape of Ireland as part of Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Susan Gong’s Family Discovery Day keynote at RootsTech 2023.

Mona Magno-Veluz, the “Mighty Magulang” family historian, shared in a RootsTech 2023 virtual keynote about three of the blessings she’s seen from her research.

Your DNA Guide founder and CEO Diahan Southard offers 5 reasons to RootsTech attendees to tell their stories by getting a DNA test