FamilySearch is an online service that allows users to search for family records by names and life events, create family trees, and browse family records by location.
The FamilySearch API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality and data of FamilySearch for integration with other applications. Some example API methods include searching for contributions by certain people, retrieving image information, and accessing categories of records and profiles.
We are all proud of our family history. But how many of us use tools to not just understand discover more about our family but also document and share this information with others, given that the keyword 'social' has crept its way across most applications. RootsTech, a conference that is focused on family history research, brings together professionals from the field of technology and genealogy has thrown open a Developer Challenge to help create these applications.