Thursday, May 01, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.


My Family History Calling Newsletter
April 2014

Submit a Name to the Temple in 3 Easy Steps

News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Tracking Growth in Ward Temple Submitters
The ward quarterly report has always been a tool to help bishops get a more complete picture of critical activities in their wards. This report now has two new pieces of useful information that will be of interest to family history consultants.See what they are.
What's New on FamilySearch
During the past month, a few new changes have taken place to the FamilySearch website. Check out what some of these important changes are.
Igniting Interest in Your Ward Members
Elder Allan F. Packer spoke at RootsTech to priesthood leaders and family history workers about their role to help Church members and to make a difference in members' lives. Read what it means for you.
FamilySearch Online Training is a Click Away
One of the great challenges that face any organization that makes use of technology is providing easy to use and effective help about how to use the products the company offers. One of the big challenges we face is keeping our training up to date. See one solution.

For Center Directors: Using the My Family Booklet in Your Family History Center
Family history centers are a great place for members to receive help with the My Family booklet. You and the consultants who serve in the center can help members in many ways. Find out how.

RootsTech 2015 Call for Presentations
RootsTech 2015 will be held February 11-14, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are calling for dynamic presentations that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those who are seeking to continue discovering their family story through technology. Presentations submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2015Click here for more information and to submit proposals. Registration for RootsTech 2015 will open in late August. Read more about some of the possible categories for presentations at RootsTech 2015.

What's New on Online Family History Resources for April is an excellent resource for family history videos, training, and other materials to help you with your calling. Here are some helpful new items posted this month.
RootsTech/ Family Discovery Day Page. This is for all those who missed the sessions, but would like more information, especially about Elder Andersen's and the other General Authorities presentations.
Missionary Service Pages. To help those interested in family history to understand more about the opportunities available to them for missionary service.
Youth and Family History. These pages give youth a place to share what they learn and know about family history.

Source Tracker: It's Easier Than Ever to Track Your Ancestors in the U.S. Census Records
TreeSeek, a FamilySearch Affiliate, introduces a new tracking feature that is now available for FamilySearch's Family Tree. This feature is called the Source Tracker. It allows you to see which ancestors from the Family Tree have U.S. census records attached. It also shows you which census records are missing for an ancestor and helps you locate them within the census data sets. Learn more.

Partner News: April
FamilySearch works with a variety of partners to help provide you with as many ways as possible to find your family members. Read about two of our newest certified partners: Are We Related and MobileFamilyTree.

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