How To Set Up Your FamilySearch Account and Install Indexing Software

!!IMPORTANT!! If you already have a Family Search Account, click here to skip this section !!IMPORTANT!!


Setting Up Your FamilySearch Account

Go to and click on the "Free Account" button in the upper right hand corner

Fill out the required information in the boxes

Click on the "Yes" button saying that you are a member of the LDS church

Input your Membership Record Number (MRN) into the box

If you don't have your MRN, it can be easily found by logging into the directory and locating your name. Click on your name, and then click "Show Record Number"

Verify that you are not, in fact, a robot, agree to the terms and conditions, and create your account

Go to your email, and click on the link in the confirmation email

Congratulations! You have set up your FamilySearch account!

Download and Install Indexing Software

Go to this FamilySearch link

Click on the Download button NOTE: If you have certain kinds of ad blocking software installed, you may have to disable the software in order for the software to download

Click on the images/indexing_windows.eve file

Click "Run" on the securuity window

Click "Yes" on the User Account Control window

CLick "Next" on the installation wizard

Click "Next" on the select languages screen. You can select a language in addition to English, if you like

Click "Finish" and run the FamilySearch Indexing program

Enter your FamilySearch Account information, and press the "OK" button

Select that you wish to join an LDS Stake group, and select the Provo Utah YSA 4th Stake. You may also be given the option to add a ward to your profile. For the ward, please enter Provo YSA 51st Ward with the exact capitalization shown

Agree to the Licensing Agreement, and press the "OK" button

If you like, you may watch the Indexing Quick Start video. We will be reviewing this video at the activity, so watching it is not necessary

Congratulations! You have officially set up your FamilySearch Account and installed the FamilySearch Indexing software! Come to the activity in the Wilk on Monday, February 29th at 6:30 in room 3220/3222!