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Ward and Stake Consultant Training
This is a three part class. By Booking the first session,
you will automatically be register for all three sessions.
Come be part of the new Family History Consultant Training!
The St. George FamilySearch Library, at 162 N. 400 E. Bldg. B., 2nd floor has been selected as a pilot location for the new Family History Consultant training. Come join us and learn how to be effective in this special calling.
This important three session class is for all consultants and priesthood leaders
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today at www.genealogynow.org or click on "Class" above or on the "Book a Class" button. Remember, for this class only, booking the first class in the series books all three sessions.
by Elaine Hasleton of FS
A Norwegian journalist and author, who is writing a book on settlements of Norwegians in America, visited Salt Lake City in October 2010. He was particularly interested in visiting with individuals who were descendants of Norwegians who joined the Mormon Church in Norway and then immigrated to Utah after World War II.
In an effort to accommodate his needs, I began research to locate any descendants of three sisters who immigrated to Utah about 1948. . .
by R. Scott Lloyd, LDS Church News Sep 13, 2014
Everybody has two grandmothers, and the Church’s FamilySearch International is soliciting stories about them.
The “Meet My Grandma” campaign will be conducted Sept. 20-29. At that time, Internet visitors may go online at www.FamilySearch.org/Meet My Grandma to learn all about it (This link will not become active until Saturday, September 20 through Monday, September 29.)
Shared memories are treasures. Memories are attention getters that encourage the receiver(s) to want more. Join in with FamilySearch and many others and share your memories. We will all enjoy the sharing. Click on "ReadMore" below.
From SGFSL Blog Staff
The holiday season is nearly upon us. Precious opportunities to record stories, take pictures of family members and gather memories of events and places can become priceless. When you have a smart phone loaded with the FamilySearch apps that are ready to gather and share memories, stories and pictures, you will be prepared to save the moments you never want to forget.
Not only can you preserve those precious moments, but you can actually share your family history records, your photos, your stories, and memories instantly when you want to share.
Last July & August, FamiySearch published several informative articles about their new apps. . . (Click "ReadMore")
By Glen N. Greener of FamilySearch
When Bill Cardwell experienced difficulties in life, he found peace in researching family history.
He began by accumulating what others had done. He eventually started working with his brother to see what they could add, searching for temple ordinances that needed to be completed.
When Bill was in high school, he wanted to go on a mission because his older brother did. He tended to want to do everything his brother did. But Bill eventually rebelled. Instead of following his brother into the mission field, he joined the . . .
Kenneth R. Marks (of The AncestorHunt.com), demonstrates how to use five of his favorite free newspaper sources for genealogy researches in his youtube video below. The five newspaper sites he reviews are listed here accompanied by their links. After viewing the video, consider looking at his website. When there, click on every button. His website is a gen-erous source of research information. (click "Read More" to see the Video.)
September 9, 2014 By Robert Kehrer
Within Family Tree, when you do a search, the names you search are kept in a queue called the search history list. This search history list allows you to quickly and easily go back to a search you previously did. This is a great feature, especially if you find it hard to remember which names you were working on in a previous search session. . .
NY Onondaga Public Library Is Making Over 40,000 Historic Records Accessible Online With FamilySearch Assistance
Published: Monday, Aug. 18 2014 LDS Church News
The Onondaga County Public Library and FamilySearch announced Aug. 12 a joint initiative to digitally preserve 40,000 historic titles from the library’s collections and make them freely accessible online to patrons worldwide. Some of the titles are extremely rare, dating back to Colonial America. . .
September 10, 2014 By Robert Kehrer
Thevtraditional pedigree is being redesigned. It will have the look and much of the same look and feel of the landscape view. It will also have some of the same functions that are found in the descendancy view; for example data errors, hints, and so on. It also offers new options to change colors.
There are a number of significant improvements to this popular view. These improvements include:
The Sacred Background to Our Sacred Work
We are very pleased to announce that Elder Wayne Brickey has recently been added to our St. George FamilySearch Library teaching staff.
Elder Brickey is a popular teacher in the St. George area. Besides being the author of six books, he has worked for the LDS Church Genealogical Department, assisting in the establishment of the Extraction program, and served 30 years in the Church Education System. He has also led many tours to Church History sites as well as Book of Mormon tours in Central America.
Elder Brickey is an outstanding speaker and teacher. He is well known in our area for his teachings at the Dixie Collage Institute and as a presenter at many stake and local LDS Church education events including our own Genealogy Expo, this past spring, where his classes were extremely popular.
Elder Brickey will begin teaching his five-series-class at the SGFSL on consecutive Wednesdays at 10:00 A.M. beginning this Wednesday, September 24 ( September 24, October. 1, 8, 15, & 22). Everyone is welcomed to attend. Booking each class is appreciated. Read an introduction to each of the class below (Click on "Read More").