Dear Ancestry Insider,
Do you happen to know if there is any reason we have to sign in every time we use FamilySearch? Is there any movement afoot to change that?
Ellen Barnett Cleary
FamilySearch is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which holds the reins of the sign in module for FamilySearch.org. The Church takes an aggressive stance on sign in security. FamilySearch previously convinced the Church to allow users to remain signed in for two weeks. However, that feature doesn’t work quite right for me; I am signed out every time I visit FamilySearch.org. Is that what is happening to you? For me, selecting Sign In signs me in again without requiring password entry until the two weeks have expired.
If I recall correctly, someone asked Ron Tanner that same question at RootsTech. If I recall correctly, he said that FamilySearch would like to lengthen out how often one must sign in, but couldn’t say if it would ever happen.
---The Ancestry Insider