Sunday, April 06, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.


My Family History Calling Newsletter
March 2014

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

Start with the Heart: Understanding a Family History Consultant's Core Responsibilities
This newly-posted training video from RootsTech 2014 suggests ways that you can help members feel the spirit, minister with other ward leaders, teach patrons "how to fish," and get the help you need. Watch this helpful video.
Consultant Tips: What to Do When Members Can't See Ordinance Information
As a family history consultant, you have probably had people say that they are registered on FamilySearch but can't see ordinance information. This and other problems arise when they first registered on FamilySearch and did not provide their membership number. Find out how to quickly resolve this issue.
What's New on FamilySearch?
During the month of March, a few new changes have taken place to the FamilySearch website. Check out what some of these changes are.
Update: LDS Member Access to Partner Family History Websites
This February at RootsTech, FamilySearch announced that Church members would receive free access to,, and Get more details.

A Faster, Easier Method for Attaching Records to Entire Families
Many of you have requested a faster way to attach a source to all of the appropriate family members. We have heard your requests and have a new feature that does just that.

New Online Training Now Available
Several new research classes have been added to the Learning Center on The new training includes courses in Swedish, Danish, and Czech research, as well as 8 Spanish language research courses. View new classes here.

12 Simple Steps to Getting Started with Your Family History-Steps 5, 6 & 7
This article is the third in a series of six articles on getting started with your own family history research. These articles are based on information found within a new infographic that was developed by FamilySearch. Each month we will publish an article that focuses on a few steps outlined in the infographic.Read the entire article here.

Where Does Indexing Fit?
Some people ask me, "Where does indexing fit in comparison to other family history priorities?" The answer is simple. All I have to do is ask them when they last searched and found an ancestor on Discover where indexing really fits.

Success Story: Where in the World Is...FamilySearch Capturing Images?
Over the past 100 years, FamilySearch has collected records from over 100 countries, representing over 170 languages. But, the work of collecting records is far from over. See what you can do to help.

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