FamilySearch Labs

Welcome to FamilySearch Labs

In Labs we test experiments. Your feedback will help us refine new ideas and bring them to market sooner. Enjoy.

England Jurisdictions 1851

The England Jurisdictions 1851 project simplifies research by consolidating data from many finding aids into a single searchable repository that can be accessed by clicking in a parish boundary. Features include contiguous parish and radius search lists and relevant jurisdictions as they existed in England in 1851. Data includes changes to parishes prior to 1851 and lists of non-conformist denominations in a parish. (requires Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 3 or newer)

Standard Finder

Standard Finder provides access to standardized information for names, locations, and dates. These databases are used by several FamilySearch applications to assist researchers in searching for exact spellings as well as for indexers who enter information used for Historical Record Search.

Community Trees

Community Trees are lineage-linked genealogies from specific time periods and geographic localities around the world. The information also includes the supporting sources. Most of the genealogies are joint projects between FamilySearch and others who live locally or have expertise in the area or records used to create the genealogies.

Submit Your Tree (Retired)

Contribute a GEDCOM File has now been released on To access it from the home page, click Search in the top level menu, then Genealogies above the search form, and then click the Submit Tree button. Thanks for your help in testing and refining this feature.

Last Updated 20 Nov 2012

Life Browser (Retired)

The retired Life Browser prototype explored possible ways to get to know ancestors through pictures, records, stories, maps, time lines and collaboration. You can still try dragging and dropping records to attach them as evidence, zooming in on records and photos and annotating artifacts. Not everything works, but it is a peek at some early concepts.

Last Updated 24 Aug 2007 - requires Flash.

Pedigree Viewer (Retired)

This retired prototype explored ways of seeing and interacting with large pedigrees and descendancies. You can still upload your own GEDCOM and get a new perspective on it.

Last Updated 30 Mar 2007 - requires Flash.