See more of FamilySearch by logging into Facebook
Message this Page, learn about upcoming events and more.
See more of FamilySearch by logging into Facebook
Message this Page, learn about upcoming events and more.
Not Now

What are some of the signature phrases, quotes, or sayings that remind you of your dad? Of your grandfathers? Use #52Stories to help record your personal history:

Image may contain: text

We caught up with Lisa Cooke of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at #RootsTech as she shared her secrets for using Google for genealogy.

Read more:

Recipe Story: Rocky Road Fudge
Printing Family Ordinance Cards from Home
I Couldn't Explain the Feeling

"Here’s an ultimate fashion history find! Can you imagine finding the actual cloth worn by a Tudor monarch—cloth that was depicted in a famous painting from 1602? Queen Elizabeth I had a splendid wardrobe, but none of her luxurious clothing was known to have survived until a dress historian noticed a remarkable altar cloth in a 13th-century parish church. The cloth resembles the fabric worn by Elizabeth I in the Rainbow Portrait. Historians traced the history of the cloth and... how it came to be in the church. It was likely brought there by one of Elizabeth I’s favorite ladies-in-waiting. After careful renovation, the cloth will be displayed in Hampton Court—its former Tudor home.

“When I saw it for the first time I knew immediately that it was something special. As I examined it, I felt as though I had found the Holy Grail, the Mona Lisa of fashion.” —Eleri Lynn, historic dress curator, Historic Royal Palaces

See More
A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

This summer's family reunion could be the perfect time to fill in the gaps in your family's DNA story! Find out all the tips and tricks to bringing your family together and making new discoveries about your heritage.

by Diahan Southard Lately, it seems to be very difficult to have any discussion on family history without mentioning three little letters: D-N-A. While family history enthusiasts and serious geneal…

Did you know BYU has free online records for genealogists? Learn how to access their family history website and other tips and resources resources available from Genealogy's Star. The Brigham Young University Family History Library website features an extensive list of onli...

Have you ever wanted to discover more about your African-American roots? Starting with what you know and writing down the things you and your family remember is the first step. Take a look at three more steps as you celebrate Juneteenth!

Juneteenth 2017 commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger traveled to Galveston, Texas, to reiterate slavery was officially abolished.

As a young boy, Jonathan helped his mother cook dinner every Wednesday. He learned how to make adobo, a traditional Filipino dish. He felt a close connection to his mother as he learned something that she had learned in her childhood. What recipes remind you most of your childhood?

Posted by FamilySearch

What are some of the stories you loved hearing from your father’s youth? From your grandfather's younger days? Use #52Stories to help record your personal history:

Image may contain: text

How do you organize and keep track of your personal and family photos?

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling

Home renovations can reveal little historical secrets. Contractors found a 1957 report card hidden in the walls during a home renovation in Edmonton, Canada. The report card for young Maureen Kiernan had poor marks, so perhaps she had hidden it on purpose. The homeowner found Maureen’s son, but Maureen had passed away in 2012. She was remembered as a considerate, kind, and dependable person. Atlas Obscura

A home renovation uncovered a schoolgirl's bad grades from decades ago.

Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, funerals—these and other major life events can be great opportunities to connect with family, make special memories together, and preserve important moments for future generations. Find out how you can make the most of these moments and turn them into memories that will last forever.

Many of the most meaningful and important moments in our lives can be recognized only in hindsight, like that chance meeting that eventually led to an engagement ring, that one classroom lesson tha…

Harlan Reed's trip didn't go entirely as planned. See how his 1976 trip from his Seattle home to Texas and Oklahoma uncovered a “gold mine” of totally unexpected information about his Kickapoo Indian ancestry. The primary objective of the trip was not genealogy but an opportunity for Harlan, an airplane buff, to learn to fly a vintage airplane stored at an air museum in Paris, Texas.

An experience from "Links of Forever," a collection of "Stories of Lineage and Love," about Harlan Reed and his trip in 1976 when he was searching for information on his Kikapoo ancestry.

If you’ve been thinking about beginning indexing—or starting again if you haven’t indexed in a while—this is a great time to start! FamilySearch recently released web indexing, so now you can index right in your browser. There’s nothing to download or install, and it’s easy to learn.

Family history can be shared in the exchanges of conversation between recipe steps or passed on through the teaching of a culinary skill. A bread pudding recipe was passed down from Edgar's great-grandma in Mexico. She was well-known for her cooking skills and chose to share her legacy with her family. What are some of your favorite family recipe memories? Add them to


What temple traditions have your family started through the years? Whether you live 10 minutes or 10 hours from the temple, you can help your family create traditions that will keep the strength of the temple and the Spirit in your home. Read the experiences of families who have done just that, and get some ideas to help you start your own family temple traditions!

by Maddy Stutz Christmas Eve blanket forts and summertime puzzle building may not seem like the most meaningful of traditions, but in simple ways, these and other unique family traditions have brou…

What did you enjoy doing with your father when you were a child? Use #52Stories to help record your personal history:

Image may contain: text