October is Family History Month in the U.S. and OnGenealogy will celebrate the month by spotlighting a different genealogy website each day!
On Day 1 take a look at FamilySearch.org and all it has to offer.
FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is free for everyone to use.
Things to do at FamilySearch:
Volunteer to index US Freedmen’s Bureau records to make these records searchable for millions researching African American ancestry
Volunteer to help FamilySearch and the National Archives of Italy index more than 115,000 birth, marriage, and death records in the Italian Ancestors project
Use the FamilySearch Research Wiki for tips on any locale you’re researching
Check out the FamilySearch partner apps that work with your free FamilySearch tree (if the app says “for LDS” it is free only for members of the LDS church)
If you are LDS (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) use the partner access page to get your free Ancestry, free MyHeritage, free FindMyPast, free AmericanAncestors, and free Geneanet accounts
Use the FamilySearch catalog to find potential record sources to search
Search the online FamilySearch digitized book collection containing more than 350,000 books from archives and libraries throughout the world
Find a FamilySearch genealogy webinar to assist your research or download handouts from past webinars
Use the Family History Center Locator to find a free Family History Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library near you