Sunday, September 21, 2014

#133: How to Get a Free Account (for LDS Church Members).

In February of this year, I remember hearing an exciting announcement that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had entered into partnerships with,, and to provide free premium memberships for all members of the church. This is a pretty big deal since premium memberships to those sites range in the $200 - $400 range per year. I previously had a paid membership to, which in my opinion, is the greatest website in the world for genealogists/family historians. It literally has billions (with a b) of historical records scanned and indexed for easy searching.

When I heard the announcement, I was very eager to cancel my current paid Ancestry membership and get started with a free membership instead (as well as new memberships to Findmypast and Myheritage). However, since February I haven't heard any updates about it.

Well, today I decided to do some searching and found that it is really easy to get your free accounts. Simply go to and you can create a free account to each of the three websites! It takes a mere matter of minutes. Happy searching!


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  2. I have a question... I was adopted and I have recently found my maternal birth family. My Grandmother's family was Mormon. Would I have any rights to access these accounts? I am searching still for siblings and paternal side. Thanks! Lesley

    1. You need to be a current member of the Mormon church in order to qualify. Keep in mind that many Mormon churches have a Family History Center in them that will allow you to use for free.