FamilySearch announces ability to document all family relationships


11 December 2019
FamilySearch announces ability to document all family relationships
Genealogy giant FamilySearch has today (11 December 2019) that it now provides the ability for users to document all family relationships, including same-sex relationships.

A statement on the FamilySearch website states: 'FamilySearch provides access to the world’s genealogical records and other free services to create family discoveries and memories. FamilySearch is a free service that enables anyone to discover, build, manage, share, and preserve their family’s history.

'It encourages genealogical accuracy based on original source records and contains over a billion user-contributed lineage-linked records. Patrons are now able to document same-sex relationships, including same-sex marriages and same-sex adoptions.'

How will the new system work?

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When adding a spouse or parent to the FamilySearch Family Tree, the user can now add a spouse or parent of the same sex.  The Family Tree mobile app will also support this new capacity after users install the necessary updates.   

For more information on the changes, visit the FamilySearch FAQ page.

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