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CEO Corner: Change Can Be a Good Thing
At FamilySearch, one of our biggest challenges is balancing the human cost of change with the opportunities that exist to help our patrons. Sometimes, managing this change can be very hard. Learn more about how we try to balance the need for change with the need for consistency.
Announcing RootsTech 2014 Registration and Limited Time Discount
Registration is now open for RootsTech 2014. Learn more about classes, displays, pass prices, and the early bird discount.
The Future of Indexing
We are happy to report that we are moving ahead on a new indexing system—and what's even more exciting is that you will soon begin to see some of the results! We're going to give you a sneak peek at three key areas that will improve the indexing experience for you. Find out what to expect.
For Priesthood Leaders: How to Call a Center Director
Family History Centers are now under the direction of the stake. All family history centers are "stake" family history centers even if there are several family history centers in one stake. See how leaders should call and support those selected for this calling.
Easy Help for Beginning Your Descendancy Research
Descendancy research is the process of finding all the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on) of one of your ancestors. Descendancy research is a great way to identify and connect with distant cousins, locate family documents and photos, share stories, and collaborate on research projects. Get the rest of the story.
Family Discovery Day
Family Discovery Day is a free family history event on Learn more., in Salt Lake City, Utah, for LDS Church members and youth. It includes devotionals and classes taught by General Authorities and poplar LDS speakers.
National Day of Listening
Did you know there is an official National Day of Listening in the United States? It is the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's a day when Americans are encouraged to spend time talking with their families and recording their stories. Certainly, it doesn't have to be an American day only. Find out about making this a special day regardless of where you live.
BYU Family History Conference Call for Papers
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, which will be held on Read more about this opportunity., through , at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.
Partner News November
FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find your family members. Find out more about the partnerships we've recently made.
Fresh from the Vault
New record collections are added each week to FamilySearch. Collections that are marked with a camera indicate that digitized images are available. Find out what's been added in the last 30 days, or click here to access all available record collections.
Sign Up to Host a 2014 Stake Family History Fair
Can't make it to RootsTech in Salt Lake City, Utah? Consider hosting a local stake family history fair with classes and training provided from RootsTech, an annual family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more, and sign up your stake.
Photographs and Stories Bring Family History to Life
Family photographs and stories are the seeds from which our family histories grow. Family historians and genealogists love them because they add so much to the bare bones of dates and place names. Found out how FamilySearch employee Stephen Anderson discovered his own love for family history.