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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Helping Others to Love Genealogy

I would agree with Mike Sandberg, the core purpose of serving in a family history calling in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to help others to love family history. In the recent past, many individuals who were called to be ward "Family History Consultants" felt as though they were left in a boat in the middle of a lake without a paddle. That should not be the case today. As I have been posting about recently, there are now many online resources for newly called Temple and Family History Consultants at all levels. The above blog post is the first of a seven-part series outlining the process of becoming a faithful and diligent family history teacher and leader. I would also suggest watching the following videos from President Russell M. and Sister Wendy Nelson.

It would also help to review this talk from President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency.

Gathering the Family of God by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency

Of course, we all need to increase our skills and FamilySearch now has an official training partner:

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