FamilySearch Genealogies

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Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Genealogies are trees submitted to FamilySearch that can help you fill out your family lines within Family Tree. Accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree; we encourage you to validate all data in original sources. The following Trees listed below are the resources for the trees contained in FamilySearch Genealogies.

  • These collections can be searched here.

Ancestral File[edit | edit source]

A static collection of genealogies submitted by users, prior to 2003, including 40 million ancestors. Entries include names, family relationships, and dates and places of events. Submissions were merged to eliminate duplication.

Community Trees[edit | edit source]

A collection of lineage-linked, sourced genealogies for specific communities and time periods. These are merged from compiled and original source records to identify the community genealogy. Records include specific source data, and most are part of extended pedigrees and family groups.

Guild of One-Name Studies[edit | edit source]

A collection of lineage-linked sourced genealogies from the Guild of One-Name Studies.

International Genealogical Index (IGI)[edit | edit source]

Information for over 430 million ancestors contributed by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each record contains one event, including birth, baptism (christening), marriage, or death.

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral Genealogies are spoken lineage-linked genealogies from localities throughout the world. Many localities have no written records and oral genealogies may be the only records available for genealogical research.

Partner Trees[edit | edit source]

This static collection of lineage-linked ancestor trees was submitted and curated prior to 2020 by users of MyTrees.com; a FamilySearch partner. Entries may include names, family relationships, and dates and places of events. Accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree; we encourage you to validate all data. There are three separate trees in this group: My Trees.com, RootsFinder, and American Ancestors.

Pedigree Resource File[edit | edit source]

A growing collection of genealogies submitted by users including hundreds of millions of ancestors. Entries include names, family relationships, and dates and places of events. No corrections or merges are made.