Discover with FamilySearch!



Since returning from RootsTech in February, we’ve been focused on making your experience even better. As we work on cleaning up existing features and creating bigger and better new ones, we’re also paying close attention to what our community is saying.


We’ve heard some feedback from our users needing additional clarification on how to connect their FamilySearch trees with their accounts, and we’re listening!


We hope to make that process a bit easier to follow in the future, but for now, we wanted to make sure everyone can easily enjoy the service right away.


If you’re already a member, and want to connect your tree to use all of’s great tools, follow these easy steps.

1. Head over to

2. Click on the “Sign Up” button.


3. A new window  will appear and there you’ll see the “Connect with FamilySearch” button at the bottom.


4. When you click on this option, a window will pop up prompting you to enter the login credentials for your FamilySearch account.


5.  After you’ve successfully entered your FamilySearch information, the external window will close and direct you back to You’ll then see a fun bird hopping across the screen letting you know that your FamilySearch tree is importing.


6. Once your FamilySearch information has imported, a notification will appear noting that the import was successful and you can begin enjoying your FamilySearch tree within the site.


If you’ve already created a account, or would like to have a account separate from your existing FamilySearch account, you can still import your FamilySearch tree from within the application. Here’s how!

1. If you already have created a account, simply login to and skip to step 4 below. If you’d like to  create a NEW account, go ahead and do so through the “Sign up” button at


2. Once you’ve created a new account, follow the prompts to enter your two parents.



3. After you’ve done this for both parents, you can select “Skip Tutorial” at the bottom.


4. Upon skipping the tutorial, a new window will slide up from the bottom of the screen with additional options. Click on the white “Invite” button.


5. Then simply select the “FamilySearch” option that is third from the right and follow steps 5 & 6 as noted above!

FamilySearch_Import Fun Fact:  Whether on the go or at home, is available anywhere you are! You can either download  our apps (on both iOS and Android) or simply go to the website on any computer or device and create away!

RootsTech Video: Reimagining the Family Tree

We we honored to have our CEO, Harrison Tang, lead a workshop during the developer summit at RootsTech last month. In this session, he focused on key features for reimagining the family tree and getting younger generations involved in genealogy. His tips on game mechanics and instant gratification were discussed heavily throughout the entire conference.


Take a look at the half-hour session by clicking on the image below!



PRIVATE SOCIAL NETWORK LAUNCHES HELPING FAMILIES ‘REMEMBER TOGETHER’ brings loved ones together through interactive family trees, collaborative memory sharing and historical records.


Pasadena, Calif. (February 10, 2015) –, a private social network bringing families together to discover, share and preserve memories, launched today. The site combines the real-time and collaborative sharing capabilities of social networks with the latest tools in family tree-building and record search to help families sustain their legacies. Research shows families that understand their history are happier, have stronger relationships and more grounded children. empowers users to discover their legacies and share past and present memories through building a family tree, searching historical records and adding present memories. The new site celebrates its public debut at the largest family history and technology conference, RootsTech, in Salt Lake City from February 12 -14.


Many Americans have lost sight of their heritage. One-third of Americans cannot name any of their great-grandparents and 22 percent of Americans don’t know what either of their grandfathers did for a living. Despite this lack of knowledge and decline in oral storytelling, many Americans express interest in knowing more about their families. revives family storytelling through a safe, intuitive social network.


“We created to give all members of the family a game-like, mobile-friendly and easy way to share both past and present memories,” said Harrison Tang, chief executive officer, “Rather than one family member doing all of the genealogy work, parents, children, cousins, siblings, aunts and grandparents alike can piece together their information, such as looking up historical records, adding recent photos or documenting precious memories on the timeline.”


The free website includes the following key features:

  • Tree Builder – Easily add relatives’ names and relationships to the virtual family tree and map out family history.
  • Invite Family Members – Invite relatives through either the social network importer or an email invitation and work together to research the past and document memories.
  • Memory Sharing – Share photos and more with your family members. Upload your favorite childhood photos or document memories and share them as they happen with the mobile app.
  • Record Search – Search millions of birth, death, war and marriage files to learn about ancestors. Records include more than 70 years of US Census and social network data.
  • Mobile-first Design –’s mobile-first design brings genealogy and family-focused technologies together in ways that are current for today’s families, whether they are always on-the-go or spread throughout the country. is working with the non-profit family history organization, FamilySearch, to make more than one billion of FamilySearch’s historical records available to users, while also making’s easy and collaborative tools available to FamilySearch members.


The first 10,000 users to sign up for a account will receive special benefits for life, including free record searches and more.


For more information and to begin a family tree, visit


About is the first private social network where families come together to discover, share and preserve their memories. Created by the founders of people search engine Spokeo, empowers users to discover their legacies and share past and present memories through building a collaborative family tree and searching historical records. For more information and to begin a family tree, visit Follow on Facebook or Twitter.


About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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