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About FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world, and is run by the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-day Saints.

FamilySearch provides FREE access to the more than 3.5 billion names in its database and the more than 35 million historic records it publishes each month. It also provides patron access to over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Access to Records at FamilySearch

How is FamilySearch able to provide free access to millions of historical record images? And why are there other records that are only limited access? FamilySearch answers these questions and more in this short video.