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LDS Church's FamilySearch database to add same-sex families to Family Tree feature

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LDS Church's FamilySearch database to add same-sex families to Family Tree feature

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SALT LAKE CITY — The world's largest genealogy organization is redesigning FamilySearch.org so the LDS Church-sponsored database can store and provide records of same-sex families.

The major overhaul to the website's system should be ready by 2019, according to a brief news release posted online Wednesday.

The announcement said FamilySearch.org's goal is to capture accurate genealogy "that represents past, present and future families of the world."

"To support this goal," the release continued, "same-sex relationships, including same-sex parents and same-sex couples, will be provided in FamilySearch Family Tree. Several systems that surround Family Tree, such as tree and record searching, must be significantly redesigned to support same-sex relationships before Family Tree can release this capability."

FamilySearch International is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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