As the Guide points out:
Members who engage in this work are inspired to live gospel centered lives and are more likely to participate in personal and family prayer, personal and family scripture study, and regular family home evening. Typically, when members participate in Temple and family history work they are more likely to participate in all other church meetings.Reading the Guide can have surprising results. For example, on page 9 of the Guide it states:
Wards may choose to organize a ward indexing effort if there is no structured FamilySearch indexing effort in the stake.As I observe how family history work is implemented in many wards throughout the church, I am certain that there is little general familiarity with the contents of the Guide.