SALT LAKE CITY — A new partnership is bringing access to more than 1 billion records from historical obituaries to FamilySearch users. The announcement was made Wednesday in celebration of the start of Family History Month, according to a post on the FamilySearch blog. FamilySearch International, the nonprofit genealogical organization run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is teaming up with GenealogyBank to make information from obituaries printed in U.S. newspapers searchable online.
FamilySearch also partners with other genealogical sites, including findmypast and MyHeritage, to grant its users access to more information for free. It signed a $60 million deal with Ancestry.com in September.