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Is FamilySearch run by Mormons?

Is FamilySearch run by Mormons?

FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is closely connected with the church’s Family History Department.

Can non Mormons use FamilySearch?

Yes, FamilySearch really is free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation.

How do I access my Mormon ancestry records?


  1. Go to
  2. Click Join for free beneath the Ancestry logo.
  3. Click Sign In with Church Account.
  4. Sign in to FamilySearch using your Church account username and password.
  5. On the next page, sign in to Ancestry or create an Ancestry account.

Is FamilySearch safe to use? has thoroughly examined the software used on our site and its servers, and we can report that we are and always have been safe from this vulnerability. We have never employed the code that can lead to the Heartbleed vulnerability.

Can anyone have a FamilySearch account?

Anyone 13 years old or older can register for a FamilySearch account without parental permission. Children who already have an account for a website or mobile app of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can sign in to using the username and password of that account.

How do I find Mormons? is one of the most popular genealogical resources in the world. The site is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free and available to the public.

Is 23andMe owned by the Mormon Church?

The Church Of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have never had ownership of 23andMe. The LDS own a major genealogy website,, which provides free access to historical archives. Ancestry, the Utah-based genealogy company, operates a similar website for historical records.

How do you find out your family tree?

Access a free genealogy website such as, Family Tree Searcher or FamilySearch. Plug information from your chart into the search fields on their home pages to search for individual ancestors or family trees. Your search may return even more information about these relatives, and may uncover other relatives not on your chart.

Do the Mormons own has never been owned by the Mormon Church. is owned by the Mormon Church, more formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why do Mormons do genealogy?

Genealogy comes into play because the Mormons also believe that God can save those who died without being baptized — even after death. Mormons believe that these rites can be performed for those who have already died, and they call this proxy ordinances.

What are the best family tree websites?


  • MyHeritage
  • FamilySearch
  • Findmypast
  • Geni
  • MyTrees
  • Geneanet
  • OneGreatFamily
  • Archives
  • GenealogyBank