Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Notice of Link for Early Sign-Up for LDS Member Free Access to Select Commercial Genealogy Websites

I received the following email from FamilySearch Public Affairs Manager, Paul Nauta. He suggested I pass this along to my readers:
LDS Bloggers,

We thought your LDS blog subscribers and readers would like to know how to receive their free personal accounts to,, and The first phase of the offer campaign has been managed by email invitation. More than 138,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have taken advantage of the offer to get free personal accounts.

FamilySearch has received numerous requests from LDS members who want access to this offer who have not received the email invitation for whom we did not have email addresses. The following link allows any LDS member, age 13 and above, to initiate the process of getting a free account with any of our commercial partners.

The link is:

If LDS members have any difficulties creating new accounts or converting existing partner accounts, they will need to contact FamilySearch Support at or 1-866-406-1830 for help.

In October 2014, we are planning a full-scale campaign letting members of the Church worldwide know of access to these partner accounts. Right now, we wanted to reach out to your LDS subscribers. More details will be shared as we get closer to that launch.
Many people I have talked to do not realize what a great opportunity this is for the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This is true of even those who are actively engaged in genealogy. We need to understand that family history is changing and evolving rapidly. There are very important reasons to put your family tree on each of these programs. I will be writing over the next few days about the advantages we have as members to have our family trees on each of these programs in addition to's Family Tree.

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