Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Family History Resources on is a valuable resource for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For those involved in family history callings there are more and more resources being added regularly. It is surprising to me, how few members are aware of these resources. The awareness of the members of these resources varies tremendously from Ward to Ward. The Family History links are available to any member when they sign in to the website.

Here is a screenshot showing the present location of the Resources link. Like most Church websites, this website has changed dramatically from the time it was first introduced. It has recently gone through another makeover. There is also a link from this page to I have two arrows showing the links.

Clicking on the Resources link gives you the following drop-down menu with a further link to Family History.

This link takes you the main Family History Page as shown in this screenshot:

The number and variety of resources is very amazing. This page can be explored for a quite some time. I would point out the link to the Family History Callings. This is the link every one of us involved in family history should be using to educate those around us. Here is a screenshot showing this link with an arrow:

Here is a further screenshot showing the links for training on family history at all levels from Stake and Ward leaders to Family History Consultants. Note especially the new instructions for High Priest Group Leaders and Family History Center Directors.

The trick, of course, is not just getting the Ward and Stake leaders to be aware of this instruction, but also to follow the guidance given on this website and in the handbooks.

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