Why start your family tree?
We start searching for you
As you build your tree, we're constantly searching for your ancestors in our millions of family history records. Every time we find something, we give you a Hint. Keep checking for our ‘shaky leaves’ next to the names in your tree.
You can keep track of your discoveries
Save every detail you find about your ancestors straight to your tree. Then add your own photos, family stories and even copies of records to build a complete picture of each person’s life.
We can find your living relatives
We look for other members who seem to share your family history, if they’ve made their trees public. Whenever we find a potential relative, we let you know through Member Connect.
You can share what you’ve found
Invite other members of your family to see your tree, and you choose whether they can just view your discoveries, or add their own contributions.