Updated 19 July 2015
Every Sunday: Sunday School Family History Workshop, Rooms 8 and 9
Sunday, July 12, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — FH Consultants Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Sunday, July 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, July 31, 7:00 p.m. — Ward Temple Session (7:30 p.m. Session)
Sunday, August 9, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — FH Consultants Meeting
Sunday, August 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, August 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Sunday, September 13, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — NO MEETING (stake conference)
Sunday, September 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, September 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Sunday, October 11, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — FH Consultants Meeting
Sunday, October 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, October 22, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Sunday, November 8, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — FH Consultants Meeting
Sunday, November 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, November 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Sunday, December 13, 8:00-9:00 a.m. — NO MEETING (stake HP meeting)
Sunday, December 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Thursday, December 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m. — Family History Workshop
Resources: Click to Expand Any Section
Please report errors and omissions immediately to David Rodeback.
Through reciprocal agreements with Ancestry, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and American Ancestors, Church members have free access to resources at all of these paid subscription services. Access to set up a free account with any of these is through this page; thereafter users can go directly to the respective sites.
Note the following:
- Ancestry has the most records (but there is a lot of overlap).
- MyHeritage has a technological lead in automated matching and record searchs, as well as more records from many non-English speaking countries
- FindMyPast is particularly strong in British records.
- The record sets of all these overlap somewhat, but differences in indexing and search technology make it useful to search the same record set at different sites, and to keep trees in multiple places, to profit from automated search technologies.
- Number of individuals/families assisted during the month (visited or substantively helped by phone, e-mail, etc.)
- Names of individuals/families assisted
- Progress on your own family history (your chosen activity, whatever it is)
- Any online or other training sessions completed during the month
This report is due to the stake before the second Sunday of each month. If you want to save Brother Heeder some time, e-mail it to him in the first few days of the month.
Feel free to use this form, if it’s helpful: monthly consultant report (PDF)
HP Group Leader
|Dewey & Sharlene Steele
You’re welcome to print these documents for your own or others’ use, or download and email them. Please don’t just send the links.
Climbing Your FamilySearch Tree (PDF) (one page on logging in, connecting the generations, finding ordinance work to do)
There’s a wealth of training for family history consultants online at LDS.org. Family history consultants should gradually work their way through most or all of it. Please report your progress to Brother Heeder and/or Brother Rodeback.
FamilySearch itself offers some excellent training resources on diverse topics:
- Getting Started
- Learning Center (hundreds of courses)
- Research Wiki (help with everything under the genealogical sun)
- Indexing Training and Help
Last (and definitely least), here are links to 20 essays on family history work by David Rodeback. There are anecdotes ranging from silly to serious, and notes on finding and working with various types of records.
Links to a selection of excellent articles and general conference talks on temple and family history work: