Tuesday, 10 December 2019

FamilySearch trees can now document same sex relationships

From FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org):

FamilySearch Adds Ability to Document All Family Relationships

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (10 December 2019), The FamilySearch Family Tree now provides the ability for users to document all family relationships, including same-sex relationships. Nonprofit FamilySearch provides access to the world’s genealogical records and other free services to create family discoveries and memories. FamilySearch is a free service that enables anyone to discover, build, manage, share, and preserve their family’s history. It encourages genealogical accuracy based on original source records and contains over a billion user-contributed lineage-linked records. Patrons are now able to document same-sex relationships, including same-sex marriages and same-sex adoptions.


When adding a spouse or parent to the FamilySearch Family Tree, the user can now add a spouse or parent of the same sex.  The Family Tree mobile app will also support this new capacity after users install the necessary updates. 

(Original press release at https://media.familysearch.org/familysearch-adds-ability-to-document-all-family-relationships/)

NB: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church behind the creation of FamilySearch, has issued a separate press release at https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/familysearch-document-same-sex-family-relationships which notes that the church has not changed its theological position on not sealing same sex relationships.

(With thanks to FamilySearch)


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