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Category: Genealogy Sites (AKA Family Tree Websites)
Website: http://www.familysearch.org



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(2.9 Stars) based on 16 reviews


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6 REVIEWS AVAILABLE
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Don't bother to set up a tree on this site
02 August 2020
Reviewer: Al from Michigan

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

You can put information in your tree that you either have verified or know personally. Someone else comes along and changes it. I suspect that people who have ancestors with the same name mix-up the individuals and proceed to make changes in your tree without your approval thus eventually making the tree useless. Also, you are unable to delete your tree so once you enter it you lose control and it remains online forever with inaccurate information. I don't want to waste my time entering and then later have to do corrections after someone makes changes. Totally frustrating.

In summary, I would not recommend Family Search to a friend.



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Beware of this site
27 September 2019
Reviewer: Geneologydean from Ohio, USA

15 of 33 people found this review helpful

It provides a lot of information about people years ago. The bad is if you join to put your geneology tree in. Be careful. I put in first hand information about my family and someone changed my ancestors. This is information I know direct. It was my family. When I contact them about it and they blew me off. They even contact me and tried to make me feel dumb. It hurt very much. I've been doing my genealogy for forty years. I know my ancestors, especially my direct family which should go without saying, but they felt they knew my mother better than I did. Really! Get real! I had no way of taking down my tree so I eliminated my information. I understand other people have had this problem also. I no longer use them.

In summary, I would not recommend Family Search to a friend.



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Useless
31 March 2015
Reviewer: Yvonne from New Zealand

71 of 135 people found this review helpful

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The search engine is next to useless. If I want to find a marriage between two people, for example, and enter the names, I get a long list of completely irrelevant results with the groom's name as the father of the bride/groom and a list of names as the possible spouse. Other searches yield similarly unhelpful results. Don't waste your time. The free version of ancestry.com is more useful.

In summary, I would not recommend Family Search to a friend.



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Ridiculous
31 August 2014
Reviewer: Ldsgirl from Utah

129 of 243 people found this review helpful

Very difficult to even get started. I couldn't even find my own grandfather with his year of birth. He died over a year ago so I should have been able to connect to him. Can't see my mother's line at all. Ridiculous amount of effort for zero return. Help was unavailable when I asked for it.

In summary, I would not recommend Family Search to a friend.



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Family Search doesn't work
16 December 2012
Reviewer: Larry from Illinois

168 of 342 people found this review helpful

I have tried for several weeks to get Familysearch.org to work . It will not even open right. I emailed them but have not received a reply as of yet.

In summary, I would not recommend Family Search to a friend.



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Not off to a good start
27 October 2010
Reviewer: Kdarlin from Italy/US

202 of 381 people found this review helpful

My father was born and raised in the united states and only lived in 2 states his entire life. He has passed away and with this information I should be able to find something on him. I cannot find anything at all. If I cannot even get as far as my parents then I do not have high hopes for finding anything that will be a bit harder. :(

I would still recommend people to try the website because it's free and it's worth at least trying.

In summary, I would recommend Family Search to a friend.



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