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Helpful Library Websites

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Helpful Family History Applications

Applications That Work With Your FamilySearch Account

There are a variety of software applications that utilize your FamilySearch pedigree information to help you visually find or see family information in a different light. The following below are but a few of them available to use.

Free Family History Record Keeping Software

There are 3 major personal record keeping software applications that are FREE to download and store your own family history records in. This is much like the old PAF program, EXCEPT that you can synchronize information between FamilySearch and the application. The free versions are probably going to have most of the basic functionality. The PAID versions will have other features like the ability to print out reports, etc. Download the software and play with them to see which has the layout, features, and ease of use for you. If you need help with learning the application you have chosen, feel free to ask a missionary at the library or attend classes on how to use the program.

FamilySearch Partnership Databases

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have free subscriptions to a variety of partnership family history databases. Subscriptions to Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, American Ancestors, and Geneanet are available. Each of these different databases will contain different types of records, and also world locations. If not finding records in one database, look at each of the others. If you are interested in using these other databases to extend your family history research, click on the link below.

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Helpful Research Websites

Cemetery Sites to Explore

Find-A-Grave and BillionGraves are great websites to find your ancestors in cemeteries all over the world. Photographs of the headstones are almost always present, but often patrons have posted links to the deceased's family members, photographs, and even some stories as well.

Our library also has classes on how to fully utilize these sites.

The Family History Guide Website

The Family History Guide is a free website that provides learning experiences in many different areas of family history, such as learning about Family Tree, or helping with research ideas, or having fun family history focused family activities. Explore the site.