Saturday, October 04, 2014

My Family History Calling

The following is from FamilySearch.


My Family History Calling Newsletter
September 2014

News you need to succeed--for priesthood leaders, consultants, and center directors.
Come Join the Challenge to Find an Ancestor for the Temple
Last July, Elder Neil L. Andersen issued a challenge to the young people of the Church. He said, "I want to challenge each of you to set a personal goal to help prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple." Elder Andersen's challenge has been so successful that we are expanding it to include all members of the Church during the month of November! See what your ward can do to support this inspired invitation.

Elder Anderson's Charge: Running with the Temple Challenge
Thousands of youth (and adults) from more than 50 countries have accepted Elder Andersen's challenge by adding their name to the 'challenge counter' at theTemple Challenge website. For young men in the Leeds England stake, their story is one of developing both spiritual and physical strength. Read more about this inspiring story.

New Consultant Training on
FamilySearch is pleased to announce that updated training materials are now available on for newly-called consultants. Go to, then choose Online Training. If you are a new family history consultant, or would like to get refreshed and recharged in your calling, then visiting this site is a must!

What's New on

Learn and Grow at RootsTech 2015!
With over 200 classes, an expo hall with hundreds of exhibitors, and daily keynote speakers, RootsTech 2015 is the perfect place for you to learn new and exciting tools to help in your family history calling. You can get a RootsTech 3-day pass for ONLY $99 when you use code CALLINGS99. Visit for more information and registration.

Grandma Campaign Aims to Gather Your Fondest Grandma Stories
If you could share ONE story about your grandma, what would it be? FamilySearch is seeking 10,000 stories in 10 days where descendants are invited to share and preserve the fond memories or stories about their grandmothers' charms or idiosyncrasies. Learn more.

Host a 2015 RootsTech Family History Fair
Your stake is invited to join with hundreds of other stakes and districts in hosting a 2015 RootsTech Family History Fair. If you can't make it to RootsTech, either in person or to watch the live event broadcasts, this is the event for you. Click here to get your planning materials today.

Help Train Newly-called Family History Consultants
Would you be willing to help orient newly called family history consultants, making them aware of consultant training and other resources to help them get off to a good start? If so, we need your help! Ideal candidates are those currently serving, or who have previously served as a family history consultant, and can spend 5 to 10 hours per week making calls from home. Click here to get started.

Meet the Mormons: The Movie
Meet the Mormons is a feature-length documentary film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that will be released in select theaters October 10, 2014. This film is an opportunity for people to meet-in a very personal way-members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location around the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day lives of six Church members. If you see an opportunity to share this event with a member or the general public, feel free to direct them to, or check it out for yourself.

New Research Suggestions on
One of the biggest problems that people face when starting their family history and temple work is, "Where do I to start?" Whether this is you who is doing family history, or you are helping someone else, answering that question just got easier on by using a new tool called Research Suggestions. Read more.

Partner News-September 2014
FamilySearch announces several new partnerships with family history service companies. These partnerships provide you with services that will help you teach members of your ward and community how to research and preserve their family history. Learn more about these valuable new partnerships.

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