Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Family History Calling: May 2013

The following is from FamilySearch.

FamilySearch Website Usage Way Up

Family History LibraryAfter the release of enhancements to, website usage is off the charts. See what all the excitement is about.
Read why the new site isn't just for beginners.
Search stays true to experienced family history users.
Updated tagging terms and one click to Family Tree.
Fan chart wins big fans! 
Family Tree summary


Executive Corner: The Office of the CGO

The FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer provides all areas of the organization, including the CEO, with industry insights, genealogical oversight, and a link to decision makers in the genealogy community. Meet David Rencher, our CGO.


NEW Family History Consultant Site & Training Curriculum

A new website on for family history consultants has just been released. This site features a new set of online training curriculum that includes the very latest videos, lessons, and handouts designed to help consultants be successful in their callings. Visit this new training site.


RootsTech 2014 Call for Papers

Mark your calendars! RootsTech is set forFebruary 6-8, 2014. It's time for the call for presentations. If you're interested in presenting at the largest family history conference in the U.S.,click here.

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Partner News

FamilySearch is pleased to announce that Leaf, Family ChartMaster, and FamilyMap are now Tree Access certified.  "Certified" means the product is compatible with and has features that conform to our strict standards of quality. See more partner news.


For FamilySearch Center Directors

I am so grateful for all your comments and suggestions last month on how we can make our centers an extension of the home and the temple. I invite you to continue to think about what you and your staff can do to make your center a place where families feel welcome. See the full article for FamilySearch center directors.

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Stake Indexing Director

New resources are now available for stake indexing directors. In addition to a new callings site on that is now available, there will soon be a bimonthly newsletter coming your way-watch for it in June!
Read a stake indexing director success story.

Do you have questions about your calling? Call other experienced consultants, and get assistance with training or learning about being a consultant:

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 to assist other consultants with their callings.

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