Saturday, March 16, 2013

FamilySearch March 2013 Newsletter - Special RootsTech Edition

The following is from FamilySearch.


FamilySearch User Newsetter

In this issue...

2 Special Training Sessions Streaming Live from RootsTech for World-wide Viewing
RootsTech: 3 General Authorities and Other Church Leaders to Provide Training
Youth Track: Sister Elaine S. Dalton to Headline Youth Devotional at RootsTech
Learn About FamilySearch Photos at RootsTech
Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Perform at RootsTech
"To Turn the Hearts" iPad App to Launch at RootsTech
Partner News: Meet our Partners at RootsTech


Special Training Sessions Streaming Live from RootsTech for World-wide Viewing
The exciting enhancements we are making here at FamilySearch are of such significance that I invite you to participate in our live world-wide streaming training sessions. RootsTech is a can't miss experience for anyone with an interest in family history. Free training, full conference discounts, inspiring devotionals, and an interesting expo hall will make RootsTech an event not to be missed. See Dennis' full article.


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RootsTech: 3 General Authorities and Other Church Leaders to ProvideTraining

Family history training for priesthood leaders and Church members, including youth, will be available as part of the free family history training event offered in conjunction with RootsTech on March 21-23, 2013. These classes will be taught by General Authorities and other Church leaders and will include a sneak peek of new FamilySearch features. See more about RootsTech.


Sister Dalton

Youth Family History Event: Sister Elaine SDalton to Headline Devotional at RootsTech 

On Saturday, March 23, youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to participate in a number of classes and activities related to family history and temple work, offered in conjunction with RootsTech. Youth are also invited to attend a special evening devotional with Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President.

Youth who participate will learn what other youth are doing to help further the work of salvation and learn how they can use fun technology to embrace the invitation to do family history.

Classes will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center, with Merit Badge and Personal Progress activities available at the RootsTech Expo Hall. The special devotional with Sister Dalton will also be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center that evening at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, including registration, visit



On February 21, 2013, Tim Cross, FamilySearch Photos product manager, presented a webinar launching this exciting new feature--see the entire webinar here. He also presented a follow-up question and answer session on February 26. Watch that webinar.

An additional training video on FamilySearch Photos and Stories can be found here.

Be sure to join us at RootsTech in the FamilySearch booth to see this and other exciting enhancements we're making to Learn more about the free member training track at RootsTech.



Mormon Tabernacle Choir To Perform at RootsTech
Story and Song With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir:
"Land That I Love, the Immigration of Irving Berlin"
  • Thursday March 21, 2013
  • 8:45-9:30 p.m.
  • Tabernacle on Temple Square
  • It's free
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Those who come early will be able to listen to the normal Thursday night open rehearsal of the choir
As part of RootsTech, enjoy a special evening of music, video, and spoken word to celebrate the connections and stories we all share of our immigrant pasts. The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform musical numbers such as "High on a Mountaintop," "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and Irving Berlin's "God Bless America." Special remarks will be provided by Elder Allan F. Packer. No tickets are required, anyone is welcome to attend. Limited seating available.



"To Turn the Hearts" iPad* App to Launch at RootsTech 

We're excited to announce that the "To Turn the Hearts: Leader's Guide to Temple and Family History Work" is now available as an iPad app on the Apple Store*. On your Apple* device search for Turn Hearts in the Apple Store, and the install screen will appear allowing you to download it for your iPad. The iPad app integrates all of the content from the "To Turn the Hearts" guide, as well as all of the videos from the "To Turn the Hearts" DVD and more, into one easy-to-use format. The iPad app includes a downloadable video library, interactive screens, and other training resources for Church leaders and those with family history callings.

FamilySearch is pleased to announce that and Legacy Mobile are the new certified Tree Access applications for February 2013. TenGenChart and Legacy Mobile are Tree Access certified. "Certified" means the product is compatible with and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. Read more about these new partners.

*Apple, Apple Store, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc.

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