Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.

My Family History Calling Newsletter
June 2014

News you need to succeed-for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Hinting Is Here: We Search So You Don't Have To
FamilySearch has just released a new hinting feature to rave reviews. Read what users like you are saying about this amazing tool andlearn how you and other experienced family historians can use this as a teaching tool to help others with a heart-turning experience.

What's New: Recent Updates and Additions to the FamilySearch Website
During the last month, a few new changes have taken place to the FamilySearch website. Check out what some of these updates are and how they will enhance your FamilySearch experience.
Helping Recent Converts: Preparing Family Names For Temple Strengthens Converts' Testimonies
In coordination with the bishop, ward council, and the high priest group leader, make sure recent converts receive their own copy of the My Family booklet. Learn more.

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What Does it Mean to Be a Temple Name Submitter?
In an article that we previously posted on the FamilySearch blog, we discussed a report that lists the number of submitters who have submitted a name to the temple. We've received several readers asking how we define what a submitter is. Here's the answer.

Webinar Recording: Engaging Members with Free Partner Access
Soon LDS members will have free personal access to three other genealogical Internet sites: Ancestry.com, findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com. A recent consultant webinar discussed these new partnerships and explored how family history consultants can engage members with these sites. Learn more about free partner access.

The Purpose of Family History Centers Everywhere
Technology makes family history work in the home easier and more accessible to Church members around the world. We see new tools created almost every day that facilitate finding ancestors and ensuring that temple ordinances are done in their behalf. With all this ease and convenience, learn about the place of the family history center in a church building and the long-term use of these facilities.

Worldwide Indexing Challenge To Be Held July 20 and 21, 2014
50,000 Indexers and Arbitrators. 24 hours. One History-making Event. All that is missing is you! Join volunteers from around the world on July 20 and 21, 2014
, for an international history-making event! The goal? For 50,000 indexers and arbitrators to submit at least one batch in a 24-hour period!See the full story.

Twelve Simple Steps to Getting Ward Members Started with Their Family History-Steps 10, 11 and 12
This is the fifth and final article in a series on how family history consultants can get ward members started with their family history research. Read more here.

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