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By our Director, Elder Mickelson
Since my wife and I started our mission as Directors of the St George FamilySearch Library last August, we have been actively involved in searching out our own cousins. Over the past four months, we have found several relatives who needed their work to be completed. Since we knew we would be together as a family over the Christmas Holidays it was our desire to go to the temple with our grandchildren and do baptisms for those whom we had sought out.
So on the 23 of December 2014, I was able to go to the . . .
Come to this Fast and Informative Lunchtime Class
In & Out - 12:00 Noon
Monday-Friday This Week's Class >What's on the SGFSL's DeskTops
Learn where and what Software Programs, Websites and Sources are available
on every Computer Desk-Top in our FSL.
Learn How to Use Court Records to Solve Troublsome Research Problems- This Thursday, Jan. 29 - 6:00 pm
Deric Wortham teaches essential methods to uncover information not found in census or graveyards records. He demonstrates how to access and use a variety of Court records including Wills to uncover precious names, dates, locations, and details that can lead to additional important finds.
This is the second in his two classes. In the first he taught Research-ing County Courthouse Records Part 1. In this Thursday's class he will continue the methods to discover family history information using the right research techniques as he discuss Civil Court Case Files where testimonies are given. He shows how we can truly get to know our ancestors and how they actually felt about their lives.
Elder Wortham is an outstanding teachers, and his classes are always exceptionally informative. He comes to us with a strong background of his topic. Following his . . .
A new month has come already! February is all lined up with Valentine's Day and President's Day. But that's for next week. This week we have a lineup of classes to keep you going along that road to "genealogy expert".
As a heads up -- nearly all of our classes require basic or good computer skills. We start the first week of each month with Beginning Computer Skills parts 1 and 2 on Monday and Wednesday taught by Glen and Norma Hovey. If you have been letting your skills put you behind in the genealogy game, now is a great time to conquer that keyboard. The third week of each month Gary & Kent Beus teach an Essential Computer Skills class, which continues on from the Beginning Computer Skills. Once you have computer skills, . . .
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FamilySearch Is Offering An Easy Way to Quickly Access Your User Name and/or Password When You Forget One or Both of Them
By Lisa McBride from FamilySearch
Password and username recovery can be challenging for FamilySearch users. This is especially true when the user has forgotten or does not have access to the email address associated with their FamilySearch account. FamilySearch now offers SMS text for registration, profile set up, and password recovery. Currently, 56 countries are supported by text messaging for registration and recovery. This feature is also very helpful for users who do not have an email account.
A cell phone with text service is needed to use this feature. For a new user, simply add a mobile number when the account is established. For a returning user the mobile number can be added under Contact in User Settings. Find User Settings by clicking on . . .
Posted by Juliana Szucs on January 2, 2015 in Ancestry.com
Technology is a wonderful thing. With a few clicks of a mouse, we can find the records of our ancestors and attach them to our online tree in minutes. But sometimes we go a little too fast. Those records we so quickly hide in our tree hold the keys to our next research steps. Even better, they hold the stories of our family.
Sure we see the names, places, and dates, but are we taking the time to understand what those dates and places mean. We can find out if we just examine what we already . . .
By Dorothy N. Moore, Heritage Ward, Murray Utah West Stake
Church News 9 Oct 2014
The Teachings of Joseph Smith records the Prophet saying, “It is necessary that the sealing power should be in our hands to seal our children and our dead for the fullness of the dispensation of times—a dispensation to meet the promises made by Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world for the salvation of man” (p. 475).
Still today, prophets and . . .
January 14, 2015 By Alivia L. Whitaker of FamilySearch
If you’re one of the millions of people whose ancestry originates in England, you need to go to FamilySearch.org, and check out their collection of England births and christenings, which span from 1538 to 1975. This collection is FamilySearch’s second most searched record collection.
These English birth and christening records contain a wealth of information, such as names, gender, birth date, and event place-names, names of other family members, christening dates, race, color, and more. Before you begin your search in this collection, try to have the name of your ancestor and whatever other identifying information you can provide, such as the date and place you think the event occurred.
A quick look in the
You Can Make A Big Difference
By Debra Woods for FamilySearch
Last night I decided to bite the bullet and start on my new resolution to index for one hour a week. I have been indexing for a few years now. I really enjoy it, but have never been consistent about doing it on a regular basis.
I logged on and downloaded a batch—the list of possible indexing projects to work on came up. I decided to index from the New York, New York—Marriage Records project.
When I saw that the difficulty setting was intermediate, I panicked! I have stuck to beginning-level projects up until now. Could I handle an intermediate batch??? Well, I took a chance and went ahead and downloaded the marriage records batch and started the process.
The photos . . .