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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Why is The Family History Guide a Free Website?
Normally, an extensive website such as The Family History Guide would have a subscription component. But all of the support, organization, and content is completely free. We can only do this because The Family History Guide website is supported by The Family History Guide Association, a non-profit charitable 501 (c) 3 organization. If you were to subscribe to one of the commercial websites online, such as one of the large online family tree/database websites, you would spend perhaps hundreds of dollars a year for your subscription. All of that money would be an out-of-pocket expense. But if you donated an amount to The Family History Guide Association to support The Family History Guide website, you would get a tax deduction for the amount of your contribution.

The only way we can continue to update and expand The Family History Guide website and attend conferences such as the upcoming RootsTech 2019 Conference is to receive donated support.
As genealogists, there are very few ways that we can benefit the entire genealogical community as much as we can through supporting such an extensive educational effort as expressed by The Family History Guide.

Over and over, I have seen the benefit of having a centralized reference and educational website. The whole website is driven by people like me donating their time and effort and money to keep the website operating.

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