Won’t it be wonderful when we can use the same sign in name and password to access church websites? Currently this works on your Stake website and on the wiki. It is coming to nFS soon and also to indexing. LDS Accounts are also called the Common Identity System (CIS).
Now is a good time to make sure that you have an LDS Account! How do I do that? Go to lds.org then click on Stake & Ward Web Sites (on the right side of the screen) and follow the instructions on the screen. Many of you already have an LDS Account but don’t realize it!
What information do you need to register for an LDS Account? 1. Membership number, and 2. Birthdate
What if I’m not sure if I already have an LDS Account? There are links on the lower part of the page that help you recover user name and password which will show you if you already have an account or trying to register with a membership number that is already in use will also tell you.
During the transition to LDS Accounts there will no doubt be some confusion, and people will need your help. If you already have several different sign in names and passwords for the various FamilySearch websites – and most of us do – then at some point in the future (but not yet!) you will have to merge those accounts so you only have a single username and password. I have decided to use my nFS sign in name and password for my LDS Account.
The general public will also be allowed to register and their accounts will be called FamilySearch Accounts.
If you need more information go to the Help Center in new FamilySearch click on Advanced Search, then select Within All Products, and search for LDS Accounts.