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Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:12 pm
by zaneclark
Two questions.... Do you use your LDS Account to access Ancestory? And if so, if you change the password for your LDS Account, do you also have to change it in Ancestory, or will it automatically change to the new password?

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Tue May 23, 2017 7:00 pm
by sbradshaw
No, you can't use your LDS Account to log into Ancestry. However, you can sign up for an "LDS Member" Ancestry account by following the link from this page:
http://familysearch.org/partneraccess

The Church has an agreement with Ancestry allowing members to set up a free Ancestry account, using the link above, but your LDS Account and your Ancestry account are two separate accounts. They don't have a shared sign-in.

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:21 am
by davesudweeks
You can make the sign-in credentials the same in both systems (subject to their specific requirements), but as sbradshaw noted they are not linked. If you change one, it does not automatically change the other.

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:13 am
by themom
It seems that I have less access to much of the information available on ancestry than previously. In order to get ALL of the access on ancestry do I need to subscribe for a Premium account?

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:08 pm
by bangelia28@yahoo.com
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Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 am
by tannerla
How can I log into my LDS free account? I have an account and have been using it, but for some reason I cannot remember how to get in get signed into the free account.

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:46 pm
by davesudweeks
tannerla wrote:How can I log into my LDS free account? I have an account and have been using it, but for some reason I cannot remember how to get in get signed into the free account.

When you go to familysearch.org and click the Sign-in link at the top right, you will be taken to the sign in page.
Below the blue Sign In button, there are links to recover your username or password.

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:22 pm
by sbradshaw
davesudweeks wrote:
tannerla wrote:How can I log into my LDS free account? I have an account and have been using it, but for some reason I cannot remember how to get in get signed into the free account.

When you go to familysearch.org and click the Sign-in link at the top right, you will be taken to the sign in page.
Below the blue Sign In button, there are links to recover your username or password.


These instructions are how to log into FamilySearch. Are you looking for how to log into FamilySearch, or Ancestry?

To log into Ancestry, go to Ancestry.com, then type in the username and password for your free LDS Ancestry account. After the LDS Ancestry account is set up the first time through FamilySearch, it's the same as any other Ancestry account – you don't need to go through FamilySearch to access it.

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:34 pm
by jbrandenburg
Logged into my lds.org account, logged into FamilySearch account, logged into Ancestry account, I just can't figure out how to get the free access. When I follow the links on the partner access page, it says access denied and I receive the following error: Thank you for your interest, but at this time you do not qualify for this offer. Anyone know why this might be?

Re: Ancestry and LDS Account

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:41 pm
by lajackson
jbrandenburg wrote:I just can't figure out how to get the free access.

Does your LDS Account have your membership record number attached to it?