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Not sure if this is even appropriate for the tech forum, but I just heard that Ancestry.com is going to be made available to church members free of charge on our home computers....anyone else heard this?
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Check the details of FamilySearch Works to Put the World’s Historical Records Online in One Generation.

The thing is, I haven't heard when this will happen. Or if it will include all of Ancestry's collection.
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I received an email from Family Search this week informing me that 3 commercial sites, including Ancestry.com, were now available free to members using their LDS Account login. They provided a link in the email to each of the sites where I can sign up. My question is, how can I get his information out to the members with the login information? I suppose I could forward the post to the members, but it seems their should be a link on Family Search that I could refer to. I have been unable to find such a link....
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I think you will find that invitations will be sent out, to all members by the fall. I believe the strategy is to make it a phased roll out, so as not to overload the partner systems. This is my interpretation of various communications I've seen.

So I think it would be prudent, at this time, to wait. Various members in my Stake have already received their invitations. You're fortunate, I'm still waiting for mine, even though I'm the STS!
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zaneclark wrote:I received an email from Family Search this week informing me that 3 commercial sites, including Ancestry.com, were now available free to members using their LDS Account login. They provided a link in the email to each of the sites where I can sign up. My question is, how can I get his information out to the members with the login information? I suppose I could forward the post to the members, but it seems their should be a link on Family Search that I could refer to. I have been unable to find such a link....
The email specifically says (at the bottom in italics): "This invitation is meant specifically for you. Please do not forward this notice. Forwarded invitations will not allow others to get free access."

As Biggles mentioned, this rollout is being done gradually. Every member with a FamilySearch account will eventually receive this same email, but it will take a few months for everyone to get it.
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If you currently have the standard calling "Family History Consultant" in your unit, you should be receiving your invitation in the near future. If you believe you are currently serving as a Family History Consultant, but have not received your invitation, you should contact your unit clerk to ensure you have been entered as the standard calling "Family History Consultant".

My wife is a FHC Director, and has received her invitation, which she cannot share with me, the Stake Clerk and STS. So I am a little frustrated, but will be patient.
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The roll-out scheduled can be seen in this familysearch blog post. As you can see, some members will be some time away.

I've heard that the roll-out is currently limited to 7,000 per week to keep from overwhelming the system. At this point I'd suggest everyone that wants an invite sooner then later become "Active FamilySearch.org users".
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how do you sign in with an lds account ive been trying so hard to figure it out but no dice
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Ancestry.com and the other sites do not support LDS Account login. Instead, you need to go to this page:
https://familysearch.org/partneraccess
And follow the links to set up a new account (for free) with Ancestry.com and/or the other sites.
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also can u link your family tree with familysearch???????
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