Messages Feature Expands on FamilySearch August 10, 2019

I saw this on FamilySearch today – Messages Feature Expands on FamilySearch:

Have you ever noticed a little red bubble by the word Messages at the top right corner of FamilySearch? When you see this notification, it means you have a new message awaiting that may help you discover more about your family.


The Messages feature on FamilySearch lets you talk to other FamilySearch users, points you to new records and discoveries, and gives you updates about FamilySearch records and tools. The recently updated messaging system is easier to use, and new types of messages can help you as you dive into your family history.

Try signing in now to check on your messages! You can also learn about 3 types of messages below.

When you click Messages to bring up the messaging window, 3 tabs will appear: Conversations, Discoveries, and General. These tabs filter your messages so you can choose what you want to read.


While this feature has always been available in the mailbox, it has been greatly improved. Here you can converse with other FamilySearch users about records, dates, times, places, and whatever you would like. Many people use this feature to work with their family on finding and adding sources in the shared Family Tree.



This tab shows you messages from FamilySearch about record hints and other findings that can enhance your work on Family Tree. These messages are specific to you and can help you discover many new things about your family!



These are messages about feature updates on the FamilySearch site and other general subjects. If you are curious about what new records have been added to FamilySearch or want to keep updated about what is happening on the site, you will find those messages here.


FamilySearch is committed to keeping you informed about all the things that might help you discover and connect with your family. So, when you see a little red bubble, check out what new things are happening!


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