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Consultant Specific Training Available at RootsTech 2018

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. RootsTech 2018 is just around the corner. This four-day genealogy conference will take place February 28–March 3, 2018 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a temple and family history consultant, you’ll find informative sessions to […]

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Family History Is at the Heart of Pixar’s Coco

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Pixar and family history? You might not see the connection right away, but check out the new movie, Coco, and it’ll make perfect sense. Coco tells the story of Miguel, a young boy whose desire to discover and follow his great-great-grandfather’s […]

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12 Unique Holiday Traditions Around the World

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Carolyn Tolman Genealogy is about families through the ages. Filling in our pedigree charts with names, dates, and places is very satisfying, but it is the stories and traditions of our ancestors that turn our hearts to them and help […]

8 International Holidays You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow? Special holidays and celebrations are some of the best times to gather […]

8 Holiday Traditions from Around the World

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Maddy Stutz Does your family give Christmas presents on December 25 or 5? Is June 24 just another day, or a holiday dedicated to dressing like a scarecrow? Special holidays and celebrations are some of the best times to gather […]

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How an App Can Make Traditions Last

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. The holidays are here, and every family has their own unique way to celebrate. Holiday traditions can be an important part of your family history, whether it’s a story that you tell every Christmas Eve, an old family recipe that’s prepared […]

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Why Web Indexing

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Allison Hadley Web indexing is here! Have you tried it yet? What do you think? If you’re not a fan or if it feels like we’re taking away your best friend and asking you to make a new one, this […]

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5 Ideas for Helping Others Find Joy in Temple and Family History Work

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Kathryn Grant Have you seen someone’s eyes light up when they add an ancestor to Family Tree? Have you felt the power of someone’s testimony about doing temple work for a loved one beyond the veil? These are some of […]

5 Ways to Light the World with Family History

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Last year, over 1.7 million people came together to light the world during the month of December, sharing stories of faith, service, and love. This year, #LightTheWorld is back with 25 new ways to share the Savior’s light with everyone around […]

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FamilySearch Free Sign-in Offers Greater Subscriber Experiences and Benefits

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Beginning December 13, 2017, patrons visiting FamilySearch.org will see a prompt to register for a free FamilySearch account or to sign in to their existing account to continue enjoying all the free expanded benefits FamilySearch has to offer.  Since its launch […]

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Family History on the Sabbath

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. The Sabbath day is a day of reflection, service, renewing of our covenants, and serving God and others. Prophets have always encouraged us to honor the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy and improve our Sabbath day worship. In his […]

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Mobile Access to the Consultant Planner

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. The consultant planner is one of the most useful tools available in your work as a family history consultant or helper. It allows you to access member trees, prayerfully plan lessons, and monitor member progress as you help others have successful […]

What’s New: Map Your Ancestors

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. I grew up hearing stories about my ancestors. As I learned the details of their lives, I wondered what it would be like to get a glimpse of their world. The Family Tree app recently added a feature that, in some […]

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14 Classes Focused on African Heritage at RootsTech 2018

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. World-renowned experts in African American genealogy and family history will be on hand at RootsTech 2018 to teach you how to unlock your family’s past and make connections with your heritage. Classes on topics such as getting started, using technology in […]

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Five Great Records about Your Military Ancestor

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Katy Barnes Are you looking for a way to honor your American military ancestors this Veteran’s Day? How about using historical records to learn about them and their service? You can use various repositories, collections, and websites spanning many conflicts […]

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Completing Tasks on the FamilySearch Tree Mobile App

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. There’s a reason family history is so important—taking some time out of each day to turn your heart to your ancestors can enrich your life, establish your identity, and strengthen your family. Thanks to new and constantly advancing technologies that are […]

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What’s New: Logged-in Home Page

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Last year, FamilySearch updated the home page to make it a more personalized experience. These changes put your family memories and recommended tasks front and center, making it easier for you to connect with your ancestors. We’ve created a video to […]

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Helping Youth Consultants Succeed

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Kathryn Grant Youth around the world are embracing the role of temple and family history consultant. They come with many of the skills and abilities needed to move family history work forward. They’re tech-savvy. They learn quickly. They love the […]

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2017 Worldwide Indexing Event Results

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. Over seven million new family history records will now be available on FamilySearch.org thanks to volunteers around the world who participated in the 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event on October 20–22. Throughout the event, nearly 80,000 people worked to transcribe historical documents […]

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Sacrifice of Time

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson took to the stage in front of thousands of enthused families during the RootsTech 2017 Family Discovery Day. They spoke about small sacrifices to make family history a priority and take family […]

Mobile Apps: Great Gathering Tools

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Kathryn Grant If you think that the FamilySearch Tree and Memories mobile apps are fun, on-the-go tools for family history, you’re right. But did you know that these apps also provide an appealing way to prepare personalized lessons and work […]

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Youth Leading the Way

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. by Kathryn Grant In his April 2017 conference talk “Gathering the Family of God,” President Henry B. Eyring observed, “The youth of the Church have responded to the spirit of Elijah in an inspiring way. Many now hold their own limited-use […]

Making Dinner a Delight: 12 Ways to Make Mealtime More Meaningful

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. What’s for dinner tonight? Whatever you’re making—curry and rice, meat and three veg, spaghetti and marinara, or a simple can of soup—you’re also making history. The family dinner is a powerful thing. Our childhood meal experiences follow us the rest of […]

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Looking Back on 500 Years: The Protestant Reformation and Why It Matters to Genealogy Research

This post is brought to you by Family Search. View the original post here. The Protestant Reformation began 500 years ago, in 1517, when Martin Luther posted his now-famous 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. With that small act, Luther set off a chain reaction that changed the course of history. For […]