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www.familysearch.org Login : FamilySearch • Free Family Trees and Genealogy Archives

Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.

Search for a specific ancestor in FamilySearch. Even your best guess will do. With the collection of billions of records, you can piece together your ancestors’ history and bring their stories to life.

​FamilySearch is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members.

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What is a “memory” in Family Tree? It’s a photograph, story, document, or audio recording that tells about your ancestor. Memories can make our ancestors more real to us and help us feel connected to them.

The Memories section of Family Tree provides a place where you can upload and manage memories. You can attach these memories to people in Family Tree so that everyone can enjoy them. You can also see memories added to your ancestors and cousins by other people.

Memories can be viewed and managed from two places—the Gallery page and the People page:

  • The Gallery page is organized by memory type.
  • The People page is organized by individuals associated with the memory.

This additional help explains how to get the most out of Memories in Family Tree. Here’s an overview of topics:

  • Adding Memories to the Gallery
  • Manage Memories using the Gallery Page
  • Manage Memories using the People Page
  • Find Memories

To read more about any of these topics, click the appropriate link in the left navigation bar.

Find Memories

  1. In the field on the left of the Find button, type your search term(s).
  2. On the right of the Find button, select the type of memory you want to find:
    • All
    • Photos
    • Stories
    • Documents
  3. Click Find. The memories that match your search terms are displayed on the page.
  4. To see details about a memory, click the memory.

Add a Memory by Uploading a File

On the Gallery page, you can add a memory by uploading a file in any of the following formats:

  • Digital images in JPG, TIF, BMP, or PNG format. If you have a paper copy of a photo, you can create a digital copy by scanning it with a personal scanner or by using a scanner at a family history center.
  • Documents in PDF format.
  • Audio files in MP3 and M4A format.
  • Stories (stories are typed directly into Memories).

Currently video files cannot be uploaded.

  1. Click the green circle with the plus sign.
  2. If this is your first time uploading a memory, read the agreement and click the check box next to I have read and agree to the FamilySearch Content Submission Agreement and Upload Guidelines.
  3. Drag the file from your file list and drop it on the Gallery screen. Or, if you prefer, click Choose Files, locate the file, and click Open. After the file uploads, it will be listed first in the memory area.

Note: FamilySearch is a family-oriented site and is intended to be appropriate for all ages. All added memories are public. Review the FamilySearch Submission Agreement and Upload Guidelines.

Add a Memory by Creating a Story

  1. Click the green circle with the plus sign.
  2. Click Create a Story. You’ll see a screen similar to the one below.
  3. In the Title field, type a short title for your story.
  4. In the Story box, type your story. You can also paste text you have copied from another document.
  5. If you want to attach a photo, click Attach Photo. You’ll see a list of photos from your gallery. Click the option button under the photo you want to add, and then click Add.
  6. When finished, click Save.

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