Miami Public Library Becomes FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Miami Public Library and FamilySearch are teaming up to bring genealogists in the area access to millions of records through FamilySearch’s affiliate library program! There are only a few hundred affiliate libraries in the country. The designation means local library patrons will now have greater and more convenient access to the wealth of genealogical resources available through FamilySearch. The popular web service has over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records. Being an affiliate library means that the Miami Public Library has access to around 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch center.

To gain access to these unlocked records patrons will have to log into their personal FamilySearch accounts either on the library’s free computers or using a personal device that is hooked up to the library’s Wi-Fi.  For questions regarding this program please contact the Miami Public Library genealogist at 918-541-2324.

FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to help you discover and make family connections.

“Libraries are wonderful local gathering places for learning. We are excited to have the Miami Public Library as our newest FamilySearch Affiliate Library.  It will help FamilySearch expand opportunities for fun, personal discoveries and family connections to the local community,” – Paul Nauta, FamilySearch Public Relations Manager.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at or through more than 5,000 FamilySearch centers in 129 countries, including the main FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.