Sunday, July 01, 2012

The Latest Consultant News From FamilySearch

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch Consultant Newsletter

June 2012

We’re excited about this month's Consultant Newsletter—it goes out in conjunction with the FamilySearch Quarterly User Newsletter, where we’ve focused on helping you learn even more about FamilySearch tools and functionality.  If you didn’t receive the User Newsletter, click here to read it, too.

In this issue...

Important Consultant Online Learning Tools

There are several new online resources we’re pleased to announce. For example, a new Temple Submission Policies course that was approved by the First Presidency, has now been released. Click here to link to this and other materials.

Family Tree Update

FamilySearch continues to make progress on the Family Tree, which for those who aren’t aware, is an upgrade and eventual replacement Family Tree takes the best features and adds many useful functions for improved data accuracy and collaboration. If you're not already testing Family Tree, we invite you to begin using it and let us know what you think. Read the full Family Tree update here.

Poll: "To Turn the Hearts" DVD

This month’s poll is about the “To Turn The Hearts” DVD. Click here to take the poll and share your success story and read what others have said about this training tool.

Indexing Record: Join Us!

FamilySearch, the Church’s genealogy organization, is inviting individuals around the world to participate in an unprecedented effort to index and arbitrate an unheard-of five million names or records in just 24 hours, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Read the full article here.

BillionGraves: Service Opportunity

Are there any groups you associate with who are looking for a community or scout project? Suggest BillionGraves! There are many cemeteries across the nation and world that need to be added to the digital photo collection—making this a perfect Eagle Scout project, Young Women, Young Men, Combined, Ward, Stake, or Area activity. Pass the word along! Click here to visit BillionGraves and see how you can help.


FGS:  Early Bird Special

"Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the "Old Southwest"
Don't Miss Out - FGS 2012 Early Bird Registration Ends July 1st
Save up to $50 on registration!
The Federation of Genealogical Societies invites you to the FGS 2012 Conference for the Nation's Genealogists. A number of FamilySearch activities associated with this conference in Birmingham, Alabama will enhance the experience for all FamilySearch fans who choose to attend. If you register by Sunday, July 1st you'll save up to $50 on the registration fees. Click here to register - don't delay! Remember, the early bird gets the worm, and saves money too!


Research Help: Get and Give

Do you have questions about researching family who lived in any of these states? Or, would you like to offer help to those who do have questions?

· New York
· Pennsylvania
· Ohio
· Virginia
· Utah
You can now speak directly with someone who has experience researching in these areas, and who can help guide you in the right direction. Or, you can help others. Find out more by clicking here.

Capture Your Knowledge in the Research Wiki

So you’ve learned how the Research Wiki can help you in your research. Now you’d like to add a little bit of your own knowledge to the Wiki, to give back so that other researchers can find some of those great resources that you have discovered. But you’re not quite sure where to begin. FamilySearch can nowhelp you get going with editing in the Wiki. Call FamilySearch at 866-406-1830, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm MDT (or click here for the international numbers) and ask for Wiki Support for help in getting started from our knowledgeable Wiki team members.Begin here.

Success Stories

Read this month's success stories, read other's comments, and share your own! Click here.

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