Not long ago the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it had formed a partnership with three large genealogy companies to provide its members access to their services. By December, most members of the Church should receive an invitation to open free accounts at MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and Ancestry.com.
This is exciting news in the LDS genealogical world, but if you’re not actively involved in genealogy, you might not realize why.
In effect, the Church will be offering you an immense, expanding toolbox stuffed with all sorts of useful tools. From your personal computer or tablet or smartphone, you will be able to use great libraries full of information on your family heritage.
Each of the databases has certain strengths. Here is an overview of each of the four services, in alphabetical order.