Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FamilySearch - My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.

My Family History CallingJuly 2013

News you need to succeed—for priesthood leaders, consultants, and FamilySearch center directors.

Getting Others Excited About Photos and Stories-A Success Story

Everyone has a story. In fact, who doesn't love to share an adventure or listen to another's tale--especially if the narrative is about a relative or ancestor? What better way to get to know your ancestors and feel a part of their lives than to read their stories, exploits, trials, failures, and successes?

Search Gets Major Feature Enhancements


Indexing Video Gains Acclaim

The FamilySearch indexing team recentlyreleased a video that is touching hearts around the world. It might be a perfect fit for a lesson, to kick-off a meeting, or to enjoy with family.


Center Director's News

Those of us involved with family history have the wonderful opportunity to help both the living and the dead.  It is a blessed experience to help and assist individuals as their hearts turn to their fathers and their fathers' hearts turn to them. Read the full article for center directors.


Partner News

FamilySearch is pleased to announce the first four Tree Share certified applications that are PAF Compatible: Ancestral Quest, Celebrating Family History and Me, Legacy Family Tree, and RootsMagic . RootsMagic is the first Tree Share Plus certified application. TenGenChart is now Tree Access Certified. “Certified” means the product is compatible with and has features that conforms to our strict standards of quality. Learn more about our new partners.


Conferencia Iberoamericana de Genealogia

The Conferencia Iberoamericana de Genealogia is coming. It is being held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah on 9-14 September. Presented all in Spanish, the first four days (Monday-Thursday) are for professionals and archivists. However, Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit If you speak Spanish and would like to volunteer to help on Friday or Saturday for two hours or more, please contact Debbie Gurtler

Stake Inexing230x182 A Family History Leader's Best Friend

Did you know one of the best helps for your family history calling is just a click away? If you haven't been using you're missing out on a wealth of help. Whether you're looking for product support, research assistance, getting started, the learning center, or becoming an online volunteer, this landing page has something for everyone, so try it today!

Best Practices: What’s Working In Your Little Corner of the Vineyard?

As a leader in family history, what are you doing that is working that you could share with others who have your same calling? Click here to go to the blog and tell us your story, or read what others are saying .

News and Events: Family History Conferences from around the World

The following is a list of selected genealogy and family history conferences throughout the United States and around the world. To view the latest events, click this link.


Why I Do Genealogy

It was 1978. I was out shopping and went into a bookstore. While browsing around, I saw a book called Our Family History. It was interesting because the book asked so many questions about the family that piqued my interest so I bought it. When I got home I looked through it. In it I found a two-foot pull-out chart for listing several generations of one's family. Read more about this inspiring story.

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