A genealogy service completes with immense record holdings of the Church.


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Pros & Cons:

Searches for duplicates, individuals can be easily added from the sources, printable charts, no nagging.
Does not support same sex marriages, cannot directly upload or download a GEDCOM.

Our Review:

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The site automatically searches for duplicates when adding new people. Manual duplicate search is also available. The online portion of the immense record holdings of the Church are searched automatically whenever a person is added or viewed. These records are easily added as facts and sources to the individual. Also individuals can be easily added from the sources.

Living individuals can be entered but are not viewable or accessible to others.

No nagging as the site is not feature limited. With the exception, the images of some sources which are hosted on third party sites require payment for access to the image or a visit to a Family History Center. No ads.

The service has printable fan charts, pedigree charts and family group sheets, with the ability to send messages to other users working on the same individuals.

It does not support same sex marriages or incestuous (parent-child) relationships.

You cannot directly upload or download a GEDCOM, and have to load the GEDCOM into one of the free programs that syncs with FamilySearch (Ancestral Quest, Legacy Family Tree and RootsMagic), then sync to upload.

As you sync, you will be asked to resolve any duplicates. This may take a long time, but it prevents duplicates, and you may find some additional information about your ancestors.

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