Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.


TitlePadding_1x10_CNS My Family History Calling Newsletter
July 2014

News you need to succeed--for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
How To Submit a Name To the Temple
If you, a ward, or family member are trying to find ancestors who need temple ordinances, here are a few tips that will help!
They're Here! FamilySearch Introduces Two New Mobile Apps
We live in a mobile world. You should be able to connect with your ancestors wherever you are. FamilySearch has just released two new mobile apps that will make it easy to do just that. Read more.
New Help Center User Interface
If you're looking for help using, there is a new Help Center interface that makes finding resources easy. You can select a specific help topic, and see everything in one place. Check out the new Help Center.

Descendancy View Now Live: Data Problems and Research Suggestions
Two powerful new features have been added to the Descendancy view: Research Suggestions and Data Problems. They help you identify where people might be missing in your tree and where you might be able to improve the quality of your data.

Discovering the Faith of our Forefathers
"Each of us will be greatly blessed if we know the stories of faith and sacrifice that led our forefathers to join the Lord's Church." Elder William R. Walker of the Quorum of the Seventy shared that message during 2014 April General Conference. Read more about what you can do.

New Youth Family History Event Pages Now Available
Encouraged by the tremendous participation of RootsTech remote events, we have expanded the Host a Family History Fair pages to now include several youth event options, including Youth Conferences, Devotionals, and Weekly Activities. Here's how to get to the new site.

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.

We Need You To Help Newly-called Consultants Find Success in Their Calling
There are service opportunities available to speak with newly-called family history consultants, making them aware of consultant training and other resources to help them get a positive start. Ideal volunteers are those who are currently serving, or have previously served as a family history consultant, and can spend 5 to 10 hours per week making calls from home.Start here to volunteer a small portion of your time.

New Online Training Now Available: July 2014
A new set of classes have been added to the Learning Center on See what these new classes include.

Success Story: Don't Overlook FamilySearch's Book Collection
I'd like to share with you my testimony of the great work of family history. My father, who is not a member, age 85, has been working on our family tree on the maternal side, the Borja side of the tree. We were stuck for many years. Continue reading.

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