Here are several items that anyone can use that will help family history consultants be successful in their callings. It is also important that High Priest Group Leaders and Ward Council members understand their callings related to family history. We’ve heard over and over again, “if the priesthood ‘gets it’, then family history gets done in a ward and stake. What prophets have said about this work is also included. How Indexing interfaces with family history might encourage more indexers. Consultants and missionaries want to be One with the family history leaders, but some conflicting messages make it difficult at times. A comprehensive source checklist is a little overwhelming, but very interesting. It appears man has left a huge trail of sources in his wake.
There are also suggestions for Youth Activities that will lead to long term family history activities, and not just the quick fix of quick click on green arrows. Pioneer Trek helps too. And here are also a couple of funny items, just to keep us all sane and balanced. The Dirty Data Ditty is a funny poem that details the problems we encounter with the Family Tree records at times. It also catalogues the problems by name in parenthesis. And finally, a powerpoint entitles Funnies for Family History is just the ticket for those down times, or when you want to start a class with humor. Make suggestions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, CA
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How to Implement Find, Take, Teach Successfully, Powerpoint, KGrant, Dec. 2016
Find, Take, Teach Sunday School Course, by Mark Shepherd, most helpful
Find, Take, Teach Handout for SS Course, by Mark Shepherd
What is the purpose of Family Discovery Centers? by James Tanner
What is the future of Family History Centers? by James Tanner
Consultant, FH Center Directors & Priesthood Leader Helps, and Humorous Items:
Family History is not (just) a Sunday School Course, by James Tanner, Jan. 2017
The Demise of Family History Centers and Conferences, James Tanner Dec. 2016
10 “Must-Do” Genealogy Activities for December, from Ancestral Findings
The Future of Family History Centers, J Tanner blog
Turning the Model Upside Down, Steve Rockwood, BYU Gen Conf 2016, Ancestry Insider
Consultants Helping Consultants, ideas from consultants, and links to items from FS too
Family History Center Operations Guide, New and ImprovedFS blog
Family Discovery Centers, What to do there, A Archibald blog
Tamara Stevenson, as seen on Yammer
Add Family History to your Stake Youth Conference, from LDS.org
Consultants - Teaching to Individual Needs, Roots Tech 2015 video, Todd Jones
blogs from FamilySearch, Help Center and genealogy bloggers
Find a Family Discovery Day Event in your area. After putting in your city and state,
click on the locator to see a free event.
This is an introduction to the new FS Discovery Center in the Joseph Smith Memorial
Building. Families and other groups need to call in to make a reservation time.
This is an issue all Consultants need to examine and try to solve. This James Tanner
expose’ on the problems that exist when we turn LDS family history over to youth who
are tech savvy enough to use Family Tree, at least shallowly, but know little about their families or research strategies, and the experienced older genealogists who know their families and how to research, but may not be as swift on the tech side, especially with all the up and coming Mobile apps.
Research Basics for Consultants, new, long awaited video on FS Help Center. All
consultants should review this quick, nifty video.
50 Free Genealogy Sites to search Today, by family history daily blog
Monthly Reports - The Voice of Family History Centers, FS Blog, 02, 2015, F Graham
GSlides with instructions from the “Handbook of Instructions”, “To Turn the Hearts”,
and LDS.org/callings (consultants or HPGL) by CA
Five Ways to Jump-Start your Family History, blog by James Tanner
Organize a Family Discovery Day, FS Blog
Prophets’ Prophecies and Promises GSlides by CA
Indexing: What it does for Family History GSlides by CA
How can we be One, with Mixed Messages? Essay by Kent Jaffa
How to Order Stuff Family History Discovery Materials, free, FS Blog
Who Inspires You? Celebrating Generations.FH Center Wall Decor and more. FS blog
How Well do you Know Your Ancestors Quiz. Teacher Problems
Ancestor Guru Games for Families. James Tanner blog
Funnies for Family History GSlides by CA
The Dirty Data Dittie Poem by Dixie Cragun and CA
Genealogy Giggles GSlides by CA, from Yammer and others