Sunday, January 22, 2012

Find Family History Success

The following is from FamilySearch.

Consultant and Ward Council Newsletter 
January 2012

News Headline

Elder Paul E. Koelliker will speak at RootsTech 2012. Don't miss his devotional on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.


The Fan Chart is a huge hit! If you haven't created one for yourself, you'll be amazed! And so will everyone you show it to. Create your own Fan Chart here.
Feedback:  Tell us how you've shared the Fan Chart with others . Share your Fan Chart success story with us by following this link.

Help your ward by encouraging consultants and leaders to register for online training. If you haven't received your training, you can do it now by clicking here.

Also, be sure to forward this e-mail to other consultants who haven't registered yet so they can stay up to date, too.

Ward Councils

Each ward was mailed 5 copies of the To Turn the Heartsleadership guide and 1 copy of the DVD in late November 2011.

If you haven't yet done so, please review the DVD Training for My Calling:  Ward Council  (2 minutes), or click here to watch it online.

Feedback:  Tell us about your ward council's experience in using the leadership guide and DVD. Click here to share your story with us.

1940 Census:  Youth organizations can use the 1940 Census as a service project!

Feedback:  Tell us how FamilySearch can better help you find success in your calling. Click here to share your comments with us.

RootsTech 2012

If you can attend RootsTech and haven't yet registered, log on here to take advantage of Elder Koelliker's devotional and other free opportunities at this industry-leading family history gathering! While some live streaming will be available, consultant-related content will mainly be accessable only at the event. Remember that you need to register to attend even though the consultant sessions and devotional are free. Also, the devotional and consultant training won't be streamed live (but will be available online after the conference).

Church News Article

Sacramento California OMNI Project:
In October 2011, the Sacramento California Stake undertook a project to index one million records--and do it in one month! Read a recent Church Newsarticle to learn more.

1940 United States Census Index

The Church is in need of large numbers of volunteers to assist with indexing the 1940 U.S. Census, which will be made available online beginnng April 2, 2012. Family history consultants, stake indexing directors, family history center directors, and ward council members should instruct those who are interested in participating to visit to register.

Indexing Update

Did you know that a majority of the approximately 2.5 billion searchable names now available at are there because of indexing? View the new web-based training presentation and other materials about indexing at

No comments: