FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical service, has published its 8 billionth searchable name from its historical records collection.
With the help of online volunteers, emerging technologies and partnerships with other organizations, FamilySearch (a free service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) adds over 1 million new searchable records to its website every day. The organization is nearly 126 years old, yet 7 billion of these 8 billion names have been added in the past decade alone. These records come from almost every country. FamilySearch’s goal is to connect families everywhere to as many of their ancestors as possible.
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.