About Us

Family Search indexing is a nonprofit community effort sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that every person is important and that families are meant to be both sacred and eternal. We encourage all people to find their ancestors and preserve their family histories. To help in this great pursuit, the Church has been actively gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years.

We have learned that interest in family history is not limited to a particular culture, ethnicity, or religious faith. People around the world are innately and intensely interested in their family heritage. Because the Church’s family history efforts are funded by charitable donations, the Church freely offers its resources to anyone interested in finding their family’s roots.