News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Submit a Name to the Temple in 3 Easy Steps
Why We Ask for the Membership Record Number (MRN) at Registration
Some Church members create accounts on FamilySearch without using their membership record number (MRN). There are several benefits of including your MRN. If you or a ward member have already created a FamilySearch account without including your membership number, you can easily fix your account and add your membership number to it. Read this important article.
It's Not a Party without You! The Full Family History Experience
I love summer picnics-sampling all the fresh tastes of the season, enjoying a variety of outdoor games and activities, and basking in the sunny weather and fresh air.Find out what makes family gatherings and FamilySearch better!
Consultant Webinar Series Now Available
Need some help getting your members engaged? A series of webinars for family history consultants explores new tools and techniques for helping members with family history and temple work. Watch past recordings or register for future events!
RootsTech 2015 Call for Presentations
For Center Directors: Newly Revised Training Page
There is a new Family History Center Director page on LDS.org, with new training videos and links to updated resources. Read more about this exciting new resource.
Update on Member Access to Partner Sites
In 2013, FamilySearch entered into agreements with Ancestry.com, findmypast, and MyHeritage. As a result of these agreements, members of the Church will receive personal access to these family history websites at no cost. Read more about how this agreement affects you.
Host a Family History Fair
The Family History Department invites all interested stakes and districts to host a family history event. The event could include any of the following options: a local family history fair, a youth family history fireside or event, or a leadership training series. The classes, training, and workshops are provided to the stakes from RootsTech, an annual family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Host a family history fair, or attend a fair near you.
Success Story: Because of One Photo
A couple of weeks ago I took an opportunity to learn more about my great-grandfather James Jordan. I had never known very much about him so I felt compelled to discover more about the story of his life. Read more.