Had an amazing time at RootsTech’s media dinner tonight where more partnership news was made. I’ll cut right to the most exciting announcement: Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com will all be made available free to the public at all FamilySearch centers beginning some time later this year. This availability will not be limited… it will include the whole of each of these significant sites.
Further… members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which fully owns FamilySearch.org, will likewise have full access to each of the above-mentioned sites at no charge, also beginning sometime later this year. This benefit is the result of FamilySearch opening their vault and sharing with these partner sites, records that for decades were photographed, digitized, and indexed by volunteer members of the LDS Church. Look for more details in the morning. #RootsTech