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December
2019
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FamilySearch Adds Ability to Document All Family Relationships

The FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document all family relationships, including same-sex relationships. Nonprofit FamilySearch provides access to the world’s genealogical records and other free services to create family discoveries and memories. FamilySearch is a free service that enables anyone to discover, build, manage, share, and preserve their family’s history. It encourages genealogical accuracy based on original source records and contains over a billion user-contributed lineage-linked records. Patrons are now able to document same-sex relationships, including same-sex marriages and same-sex adoptions. 

HOW IT WORKS 

When adding a spouse or parent to the FamilySearch Family Tree, the user can now add a spouse or parent of the same sex.  The Family Tree mobile app will also support this new capacity after users install the necessary updates.  

RELATED 

​Official Statement and FAQs from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About FamilySearch

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.

Comments 1 - 8 (8)
Thank you for your message.
Stephanie Prado
21
January
2020
Looking to research Turner ,Terrel family in Albuquerque New Mexico
Paul Nauta
10
November
2020
Stephanie, Here are some options for you. Thanks for your continued support.

1. Schedule a free, 20 minute, one-on-one consultation online with a Family History Library specialist. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Virtual_Research_Strategy_Sessions
2. Post your question(s) in the FamilySearch Online Community, https://community.familysearch.org/s/?language=en_US
Nicole Bradford
22
December
2019
People used to laugh at me for growing up with two dads. I'm glad that people are realizing this is no laughing matter.
Stu Haley
13
December
2019
Thank you. I understand that this wasn't a decision that the people at FS came to easily, but thank you for being able to make this change.
Brooke Schreier Ganz
12
December
2019
Finally! Thank you. :-)
Mike St. Clair
11
December
2019
Fantastic new improvement in FamilyTree to allow these relationships to be recorded!
Yvette Hoitink, CG
11
December
2019
Thank you for finally recognizing that families come in many different forms.
Genealogy Jen Campbell
10
December
2019
Thank you so much for leading the way and making sure that all families can be documented in the family tree.
Tim Doyle
10
December
2019
Thank you. As a 44-year-long genealogist, being able to record my own marriage to my partner of 28 years was the reason I had never considered using FamilySearch for my own tree. This took far too long to implement and was seen by many in our community as vindictive. The "LGBT Genealogists and Allies" group on Facebook has been notified.