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Login for familysearch.org is an LDS account

It is not obvious that familysearch.org uses LDS account to login. I just attempted to create an account on familysearch.org only to find out I already had one. Please change the login form on familysearch.org to make this more obvious.
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  • I am differ because they try to make it simple for every one, Good luck with that, if you want this to be any idea you will have to tell them how to fix it, the way they set up will stop people from have 2 accounts, Yes I understand that you might want A different or Multi accounts, they they have set it up so people can't, it saves them time and many other Things.
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    I don't like change just want to go to my account and can't get it at my age I don't like changes to complicated
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  • I am sure glad others are not really enamored with researching right now..as you all know, when you get a certain age, if you are not 'tecky"' then you are lost. I think at 82 I have done some remarkable findings over the last 45 years. However, the tide has turned..the young ones do not know yet, but we older ones are pretty savy when it comes to researching..we know it isn't easy to keep all the materials organized. How can you keep fromknoiwing we know what to do to find something..

    (1 about 10m years ago, I was able to find a record that was not simple but I kept at it until I got it..now I cannot dothat..for I have to 2)/pay for the right 2/meet certain criteria (student, office worker, professional researcher,seems one cannot be capable after a certain age,fill out a form) none of which applies to me.. I HAVE WHAT THE RECORD COMPRISES..ALL I NEED IS ACCESS TO THE FILES.I have the dates, the year, the document name, the man's name, the year of his service in the militia,and the year of his deposition and confirmation of it's legality.I evern have th court date..however, I simply cannot get to the files.
    I thought I could always go back to Family Search and get wonderful help and a service..not this morning.!! It was a nightmare I cannot seem to get across, I have everything needed to locate this material.. but still cannot get anyone to try it without having to go through all the loops. Or better yet..LET ME DO IT.
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    • OK so you say that things here take more clicks to do than on Ancestry. I can certainly think of some things that are superior on Ancestry, such as source tagging to facts, and indeed that navigating between individuals in the system does indeed take fewer clicks on Ancestry than here as it only takes one with Ancestry v two here since in FSFT they insist on having a pop-up summary card appear on the first click for some reason.

      However as with others in this thread you are very vague in your complaints. What takes 10 clicks in FSFT v 1 or 2 clicks in Ancestry? You also complain that you are so embarrassed when you enter something in FSFT. Why are you so embarrassed? Is it that the site has a changelog? If so then the changelog visibility is necessary for a multi-user site such as FSFT and will not change. I also find it extremely difficult to imagine that you can be happily using Ancestry and yet merely spending most of the time sitting at the screen on the FSFT site trying to figure out how to use it. At least to my mind the two sites are not that far apart in many aspects, certainly not in the basics of usage. I would also point out that Ancestry has numerous problems such as inconsistent search results at different levels of the search hierarchy drill-down process, URLs that end up so long due to parameters that the system cannot cope with them and falls over and simply the fact that performance can sometimes be so bad that the site fails to complete a search or tree action at all.

      So again please be much, much more specific about what the problems you are having are.
    • Patricia

      It is extremely sad to hear that you consider "FamilySearch" (and, by extention, I gather "Family Tree") the hardest (Genealogical/Family History) programme that you have ever used; and, even more so as you are a "Ward, Temple and Family History Consultant" - and, that is despite your age.

      I totally understand your angst; as, there are Older, "Staff Members" at the "Family History Centre" of my Stake; and, "Ward/Branch, Temple and Family History Consultants" within the "Ward/Branches" of my Stake, that find the Computer programme of "Family Tree" difficult; especially, with all the "Changes"; whereas, in regard to "Technology", some "Change" is often required/necessary; but, certainly not change just for the sake of "Change".

      I about 10 years behind you; and, spend a lot of my time Teaching and Helping the Older, "Staff Members" at the "Family History Centre" of my Stake; and, "Ward/Branch, Temple and Family History Consultants" within the "Ward/Branches" of my Stake learn about and cope with "Family Tree" and the ongoing "Changes". It takes time an patience; and, it is about the only thing I have patience for. Quite a number appreciate the time I take; and, the way I explain and teach - it is not easy. Can I suggest that you try to find some in your Ward/Stake that has the patience to Teach and Help the "Older" generations like yourself - I can attest that it is possible to do so, even if you think that it may not. The Younger can help the Older with the "Technology"; whereas, the Older can help the Younger with the research - that is the way that it does work.

      Personally, I do not like "Ancestry.com"; but, that is because I only use "Family Tree" / "FamilySearch".

      I do use "Ancestry.com" and the like ("FindMyPast"; and, "MyHeritage", etc) for research; but, that is all.

      I too am a convert; but, have had an interest in "Genealogy" since I was a Child, long before I joined the Church.

      Please get help from someone in your Ward/Stake that has the patience to Teach and Help the "Older" generations like yourself with regard to "Technology", you may be able to help them in return with read to "Research".

      Brett
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  • I AGREE. IT'S A PAIN TO HAVE TO RE REGISTER EVERY SO OFTEN.
    • Welcome to the community support forum for FamilySearch. FamilySearch personnel read every discussion thread and may or may not respond as their time permits. We all share an active interest in using the resources of this site and as users, We have various levels of knowledge and experience and do our best to help each other with concerns, issues, and/or questions.

      What do you mean, re-register? If you are talking about having to apply your credentials, that is a security measure that was necessitated by people with nefarious view of the Church and its sites.

      You only register once. But, you do have to sign in with your credentials, just like many secure sites. You can use your browser's ability to remember the credentials and use them when signing into FamilySearch.
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  • I was on in December so I am new to this.
    I had fun learning history
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  • I pay my tithes at that site but some times can't access it
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    • thing have become harder to understand I am not happy
    • No major changes have been made to the FSFT systems at all in recent weeks. The last change of any consequence was the introduction of the date field for source citations and the sorting by custom order or sorting chronologically. That had its teething troubles with defaults states flipping in an uncontrolled manner, but that did not make things harder to understand.

      As for internal LDS systems, I don't know if there have been any recent major changes there since I don't have access to them. The only recent major change that I am aware of is Ordinances Ready coming out, and that was again not particularly recent.

      Your complaint is so vague as to be useless. What specifically is harder to understand? Why is that specific thing harder to understand? What changes can be made to make it less hard to understand? Unless you can articulate answers to those questions then nothing can be done about your complaint.
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    It is very confusing at times to sign in. The site changes so often, when I get it learned it changes.
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  • there are soooo many different links to this site, yet I haven't been able to sign in for DAYS!!!!. It is very frustrating!! Is that emotional enough for you? I have never had any problem logging in and I have had an account for years. Now, suddenly it has become an impossibility. Judging from the amount of comments here, I am not the only one who has become frustrated.
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  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses a single login system, but each site has its own login page.

    For FamilySearch, set a bookmark to https://www.familysearch.org/ and leave it available.

    I just checked and that works on Chrome with Windows 7.
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  • For those having problems using FamilySearch, The Family History Guide is a FamilySearch-approved training guide (http://thefhguide.com/) that is well organized and can even help some of us old timers. The guide also covers using several other sites.

    I am not associated in any way with the Family History Guide folks, FamilySearch, or any other site. I am a user that likes to help others.
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