Tuesday, February 04, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.


My Family History Calling Newsletter
January 2014

News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Training for your Family History Calling EN
Family History Calling Link
CEO Corner: Make 2014 a Year You Take a Name to the Temple
Here at FamilySearch, we've been working hard to give you the online tools you need to search for and redeem your ancestors. Now we're ready for each of you to put those tools to work! So our challenge to you for 2014 is to use FamilySearch.org to take a name to the temple. Read more about this challenge.
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Two New Updates to Family Tree
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Countdown to RootsTech 2014
The RootsTech conference, hosted by FamilySearch, isFebruary 6-8, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Are you registered? Those with a family history calling can still register for $99 with discount code CONSULT14. Can't come to Salt Lake City, check out the live streaming sessions available at RootsTech.org.

FamilySearch Launches New Indexing Website
FamilySearch is excited to announce a newly redesigned indexing website at familysearch.org/indexing, and we invite you to come and take a look! This new website integrates indexing more closely with the rest of FamilySearch.org, making it easier for indexers to know how to get started and find the help they need. Find out how the new website sets the stage for more exciting things to come for indexing this year.

For Beginners: Three Steps to Performing Temple Ordinances for Your Ancestors
FamilySearch.org makes it easy to perform temple ordinances for your ancestors. Find out about the overall process that is made up of just a few simple steps.

For Center Directors: Discovery Experiences with Missionaries
Family history center directors are seeing more full-time missionaries in their centers. Missionaries can be a great blessing. Working together can bring new vitality and spirit to family history centers. Read more about the missionary and new convert experiences we want to see happening in our family history centers.

Twelve Simple Steps to Getting Ward Members Started with Their Family History-Steps 1 and 2
This article is the first in a series on how family history consultants can get ward members started with family history research. See the full story here.

New.FamilySearch.org Is Now Read Only
The next step to fully implement FamilySearch Family Tree on FamilySearch.org was to change new.FamilySearch.org to read-only status. This milestone occurred on December 18, 2013. Get the information you need to know to make this transition.

New High Priests Group Leader Training
new collection of online resources has been added to LDS.org to help high priests group leaders with their family history responsibilities. Group leaders can learn how to coordinate temple and family history work in the ward council and how to direct the work of family history consultants in their wards.

Updated Consultant Training
Updated Consultant Training
Family stories immediately invite the Spirit into a conversation. A new video has been added to the consultant training website on how stories can help members feel the Spirit and become involved in family history and temple work. See how you can help families to feel the Spirit by starting with stories.

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We Want Your Feedback
You are probably aware of our new Photos and Stories features on FamilySearch. We are having tremendous success, with nearly two million photos and stories posted since we launched in April 2013. We value your opinion and would like to hear about your experience with the Photos feature. Please take a few minutes to complete the photos survey by clicking here.

Partner News-January
The Family History Department of the Church firmly believes in using their resources wisely to create win-win partnerships with other family history companies. Learn more about how some of these partner are and what they have to offer.

Success Story: Redeeming the Dead in El Salvador
The Spirit that directs this divine work of redeeming the dead works in wonderful ways. Brother Sergio Malina, a member from El Salvador shares his experience of how the Spirit provided a divine witness to him and his wife of how by serving the Lord in one area, they were blessed in another unexpected way. Read his story here.

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