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FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Since 1894, FamilySearch has worked with archives, libraries, and churches in over 100 countries to facilitate economical access to records that help people find their ancestors.

Every month, over three million people use records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. FamilySearch adds 400 million new historic records every year, and these records and services are available online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,600 family history centers in more than 130 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch is a free service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch’s commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in the Mormon belief that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life. Because interest in family history is not limited by culture, ethnicity, or religious faith, FamilySearch’s resources are available to everyone who wants to discover more about their family and their heritage, from church records in Europe to oral histories in Africa.

As a non-profit organization, FamilySearch relies on the support of volunteers throughout the world. These volunteers help index records, provide personal assistance, and share their knowledge about genealogy research.

FamilySearch provides personal assistance for both experienced family historians and those who are just beginning their genealogical journey. This help can be accessed through the family history center network or by contacting FamilySearch Support at support@familysearch.org or 1-866-406-1830 in the United States and Canada. Click here for a list of contact phone numbers in other countries and provinces.

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