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Serve a Family History Mission
Discover the joy of helping people find their ancestors while serving a mission focused on family history.
Family history missionaries serve the Lord by providing access to historical records, assisting others in binding their families across generations, and unlocking the opportunity of temple blessings for families throughout the world.

Family history missionaries can serve full-time or part-time from home, in their community, or around the world.

Learn more about what full-time and service missions are available.

Full-Time Mission Opportunities

A full-time missionary typically serves 40 or more hours per week and usually lives away from home. We have many meaningful opportunities to serve around the world, including six Spanish-speaking full-time opportunities that are done remotely from home. Take a look!
Provide support to a family history area manager or library/center director working with priesthood leaders and members to further temple and family history work. 
Serve full-time at a Remote Operations Center (ROC). These missionaries perform a variety of tasks that help prepare records for publication to FamilySearch.org.
Provide service in all aspects of Family History and Church History by assisting patrons with genealogical research, indexing, and other activities.
Serve at churches, county courthouses, state archives, or even national archives to capture images using digital cameras.

Create high-resolution digital images of family histories and the areas where they lived.

Service Mission Opportunities

Service missionaries live at home, work 8 to 40 hours per week, and serve in their local area for 6 to 24 months. Explore with us the many opportunities we have for you to serve from or near your home. Some of the following mission opportunities are available both full and part time. Use the green arrows to scroll and see all of these wonderful opportunities.
Translate documents for the Family History Department. Help make family history more accessible worldwide through your translations.
Perform a variety of tasks for the FamilySearch content marketing team.
Monitor, answer, and write posts that help FamilySearch community members.

Find relevant SEO keywords and optimize FamilySearch blog content.
Answer FamilySearch-related questions from patrons who contact FamilySearch via phone, chat, email or social media.
Create high-resolution digital images of family histories and the areas where they lived.

Welcome people at FamilySearch Centers and provide inspiring experiences that invite people to discover, gather and connect to their families.
Ensure FamilySearch Wiki information is complete, accurate, and appropriate by monitoring changes, adding content, and improving user experience.
Provide service in all aspects of Family History and Church History by assisting patrons with genealogical research, indexing, and other activities.
Perform a variety of tasks related to preparing and publishing records on FamilySearch.
Serve on various web-based and software development projects under the direction of engineers in the Family History Department.
Fact-check blog articles and perform other FamilySearch blog operations.
Edit and publish international FamilySearch blog content.
Help manage and publish family history content on the FamilySearch blog.
Discover if any of your ancestors served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. View a timeline of early missionary milestones.

Interested in Serving a Family History Mission?

Fill out the following form, and a family history missionary will contact you to answer your questions! You can also explore the FamilySearch Volunteer page for other service opportunities.