Why should someone use FamilySearch?
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WHY USE FAMILYSEARCH FAMILYTREE
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The overall purpose of Family Tree is to help you discover your family and, in turn, discover a bit about yourself.
It is our hope that, through Family Tree, we can work together to create the best-sourced, public genealogical family tree in the world and allow family members to connect both in the past as well as the present.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, in his opening remarks in the October 2005 general conference, announced:
"One of the most troublesome aspects of our temple activity is that as we get more and more temples scattered across the earth there is duplication of effort in proxy work. People in various nations simultaneously work on the same family lines and come up with the same names. They do not know that those in other areas are doing the same thing. We, therefore, have been engaged for some time in a very difficult undertaking. To avoid such duplication, the solution lies in complex computer technology. Preliminary indications are that it will work, and if this is so, it will be a truly remarkable thing with worldwide implications."
The purpose of FamilySearch Family Tree is, in large part, to help fulfill this promise.
To learn more about FamilySearch, visit FamilySearch.org/about .
How do I send a message to someone who contributed to Family Tree or Memories?
How do I use FamilySearch memories to preserve my ancestors' life stories?
How do I find family names to bring to the temple?
Individuals for whom I can request temple ordinances
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