The Start of a Big Year: Family Trees and Census Images

by Julie Hill

Posted on February 15, 2012

It's true! As reported on PandoDaily, has added hundreds of millions of new records including census images and family trees. This brings the count of records available on to over 2 billion. We were honored to be featured in an article on the new blog, founded by former senior editor of TechCrunch Sarah Lacy.

Please like, share, and tweet the article to help us spread the word! has added a phenomenal collection of family trees from FamilySearch International , the largest genealogy organization in the world. These community tree records dating back to circa 1500 are being made available outside of the Mormon Church for the first time, and boost the number of public family tree records on to over 500 million (and constantly growing)!

These records can be found easily on by running a search for all records, or by searching public trees exclusively. Results from Archives public trees and community trees from FamilySearch will be listed on the same page making them simple to browse.

If you find a family tree record of interest, you can save it to a person in your own tree, or print a hard-copy. You can find not only vital record dates, but those essential family connections to a spouse, parents, and children that can be so elusive.

Even better, when you create or upload a tree on we'll search these 500 million trees in addition to over 1 billion historical records for you automatically. These will be displayed as 'hints' within your family tree.

Here's an example of a family tree result:

public-family-tree-1.png has also released the majority of the images for the 1930 Federal Population Census, and will be rolling online the entire collection of images for years 1910, 1920, and 1930 over the next several weeks. All census images pre-1900 will be added over the next two months. This means members can already find millions of new images on

Behind-the-scenes we're working to bring you a number of other record collections which we look forward to announcing soon. Visit the records page anytime to see the latest.

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