Here’s how RootsFinder makes it easy to share family history…
- Turn your research into videos your family will love
- Add music and narration
- Share family history on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest
- The Media Wall lets your family browse around and find interesting things
- Discover interesting photos and documents without having to trace lines on a pedigree chart
- The news feed keeps family members up to date with new photos, documents, and stories you add to the tree
People often ask…
Is it really free?
Yes. Our Free Forever Plan lets you create a tree to and share family history with up to 1GB of personal photos and documents for free.
After 30 days, information about deceased individuals will be searchable. Information about living people is always kept private.
The Free Forever Plan is ad-supported. You can upgrade to a paid plan to turn off advertising.
Can other people see my RootsFinder data?
Yes and no. We take privacy very seriously. Therefore, even if you have a free public tree at RootsFinder, information about living people can’t be seen by other people unless you invite them to your tree.
In our Free Forever Plan, deceased individuals are searchable. This means if someone is searching for your great-great-great grandfather (who is dead) and you have information about him in the Free Forever Plan, the person searching for him could find him and see what information you have about him. In this way, you’ll be able to connect with relatives who are researching your family history.
We also offer a paid plan which includes private trees. With a private tree, even if someone is deceased, their information is not searchable.
No matter which plan you choose, information about living people is not available to the public.
Can I import my tree from FamilySearch or Ancestry?
Yes! You can sync your FamilySearch tree to RootsFinder! This will also give you a separate, private view of your tree which you control). You can export your tree from Ancestry, MyHeritage, or other genealogy program as a GEDCOM.
Do I need to use RootsFinder to use RootsFinder Web Clipper?
Yes. The only site the RootsFinder Web Clipper currently integrates with is RootsFinder. When you keep your tree at RootsFinder, you’re free to research your family history anywhere because it’s online. It’s free, private, and secure. (Ad-supported; ad-free plans with upgraded storage are available)
How do I share with my family?
There are several ways to share your tree with RootsFinder. First, you can share selected photos, stories, videos, ancestor pages by clicking the “Share” icon then posting to Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Alternatively, you can invite family members to view (and/or edit) your whole tree.
Do my family members need a subscription?
Nope. Anyone you invite to your tree will receive the benefits of your plan.