FamilySearch.org is a website owned by LDS Church for family history. It is the largest genealogy organization in the world. The site is user friendly, open to anyone, and no subscription is needed. Mormons love family history and their website is an example of their dedication to amateur genealogists and all their researching needs.
For example (from Wikipedia):
- Family Search maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.
- Family Search gathers, preserves, and shares genealogical records worldwide. It offers free access to its resources and service online at FamilySearch.org, one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the Internet.
- In addition, Family Search offers personal assistance at more than 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What this means to the amateur is:
- They can start an online family pedigree with access from many devices.
- Adding additional information and editing is quick and easy.
- Photos, stories and documents can be scanned and attached to records.
- Searches can be made and the name of the source attached to a record.
- Charts and pedigrees can be printed for hard copies and sharing.
- Connecting with others researching your family lines is available
- And you can visit a Family History Center in one of the many locations in Sweden and have personal help understanding the website and searching for your relatives.
Roxanna Boyer, a full time missionary in Växjö Sweden says working with the Swedish people on their genealogy is really rewarding. Family History is a prominent hobby in Sweden and often it includes relatives who moved to America.
“I have had some great people help me at the Växjö Library with my Swedish Ancestry. So I know what it is like to try to research in a country that is not your native country.” Throughout Sweden, volunteers are ready and waiting to help find your ancestors.