FamilySearch is a free website provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). It is free to use and contains the following features:

  • Online access to the International Genealogical Index (IGI) — a database compiled by LDS volunteers of transcribed birth, marriage and death records
  • The US Social Security Death Index
  • Census records from the 1881 census of England and Wales, the 1881 census of Canada and the 1880 census of the United States
  • A vital records index for Mexico and Scandinavia
  • Ancestral files contributed by volunteers from their own family trees