Thursday, April 04, 2013

FamilySearch: Your Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.

My Family History Calling
News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.


New Site Changes Coming

We couldn't be more excited about what is happening here at FamilySearch. We just finished a terrific RootsTech conference, we just released the public Family Tree, and I'm thrilled to announce that new enhancements will soon be coming to the website. You'll still have all the same great features you've come to know and love about, but now the website has a new look and added features. Take a sneak peek.


New Callings Pages on 

We're excited to announce a new family history callings website on Launching in 10 languages, the new site provides training and other online resources to help those serving in various family history callings. Read more details about this amazing new resource and get the link.


RootsTech 2013: A Roundup

Now that RootsTech 2013 is over, we can finally catch our breath and see just what a great conference it was. We want to thank everyone who took part in this family history conference, both those who attended and those who joined via remote sites. Hopefully each of you enjoyed yourself with some of the excellent presentations that were given. Read the full RootsTech roundup.


Family Tree is now available to all who use the FamilySearch website. You can find it Family Tree replaces the website. To begin using Family Tree, click the Family Tree link found on the home page. You can also access Family Tree directly by going to more about this exciting new feature.


If you are currently serving as a stake indexing director or are supporting one, we have a great new resource for you! Read more about this important calling.

From the Front Lines:
Family History Tips for Stake and Ward Leaders

In order to have a better understanding of what helps a ward experience success in their family history and temple efforts, the Family History Department surveys priesthood leaders and area advisors to ask a variety of questions that focus on what brings about successful family history results in their local unit. See what we discovered that can help you with your calling.


FamilySearch is pleased to announce that FamilyHero and BrowseHero are now Tree Access-certified to work with FamilySearch Family Tree data. Certified means the product is compatible with and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. Learn more about these great partners.


Global News: Brazil Youth Love Family History

José A. Moscão was noticing a trend: the youth who were coming to the Campinas Brazil Temple had a lot of "down time."

Brother Moscão, the director of the family history center located adjacent to the Campinas Temple, knew that because of the distance many youth had to travel to get to the temple, most came in caravans and stayed for several days. The time between their sessions in the baptistry and meals and waiting for their parents and leaders who were participating in other temple ordinances couldn't be avoided.

But maybe, he thought-or rather, he felt-he could offer the youth an alternative to wandering the temple grounds whenever they had some free time. So he did. Read the full story here.

Success Stories

I recently was contacted by someone who noticed I had submitted information to about my third-great-grandfather, George R. Langworthy Sr. This person had an 1841 edition Book of Mormon with my ancestor's name in the front and a bookmark with his wife's name inside. He thought I might be interested to know about the book. Read the rest of this inspiring story.

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