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

Monday, February 23, 2015

Findmypast collaborates with FamilySearch

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have received great benefits from the partnerships established by FamilySearch for sharing historical documents and other resources with other large online family history companies. One of these huge online collections of resources is on the website. and have been working together for more than a year to promote family history research. Since the website was made available to members, over 130,000 have registered. The collaboration between the two online programs is outlined in a short blog post from entitled, "Findmypast collaborates with FamilySearch to provide unique resources to LDS members."

As the post indicates:
Together, we’ve published millions of records including major collections of births, marriages and deaths covering America, Australia, and Ireland, the United States Federal Census Collection, and the British Army Service Records.
The post goes on to explain:
In the last year, Findmypast and FamilySearch have worked tirelessly to digitize millions of exclusive collections from England, Australia, and the United States. Digitizing these records not only preserves the content for future generations to enjoy, but also gives researchers enhanced access to more records to help uncover their family history. 
Findmypast is also currently digitizing the 1939 Register for England and Wales. This important document, which is exclusive to Findmypast, contains the only complete record of the UK population between 1921 to 1951, as other official documents and censuses were destroyed during WW2. FamilySearch members will automatically have access to this crucial historical document.
In addition to the number of members who have signed up for, the post notes:
This collaboration has resulted in more than 16 million ancestors being added to family trees on Findmypast. LDS members who have not signed up for access to Findmypast can do so today by visiting Both sites are now working to integrate their family trees, hints, and other features that will help connect families from the past, and present, and for the future.


  1. Hi James - I reading this information from from a year ago where they state in their blog that FamilySearch members will automatically have access to this crucial historical document. However, Findmypast always asks for additional money when I try to unlock the records. Did you learn anything from the recent RootsTech Conference about this? Thank you!

    1. The partnership and collaboration goes on. and just announced a huge collection of U.S. Marriage records. However, access to the collections was free for all for only a limited time. You may have heard that members of the LDS Church have free access to, but that is limited to members.