Washington DC Temple 2016
photo by Bob Woolley
Showing Gratitude This Holiday Season
After reading a holiday message on the Family Search Blog : https://familysearch.org/blog/en/4-ways-family-show-gratitude-holiday-season/ I decided that there are many ways we can, and we all need to, step up our work on our family history. Just a brief review of this short article will tell you how. I think that when we look at our family tree and can't find anyone who needs their Temple work done it is because we need to search more records and find more ancestors.
When your parents or grandparents did the genealogy research they did not have the electronic databases and indexed records to search through. It is so easy these days to find new records, more and more are added each day as indexing speeds forward. So go into "Search Records" in the Familysearch Tree and get the census records that give family members names (1850-1940) and add those cousins to your tree. You will probably add more names that need Temple work.
You are the beneficiary of this incredible Indexing work,and right here I want to say THANK YOU TO ALL INDEXERS for making it possible to find more and more records in Familysearch tree. Keep up the great work, keep indexing in 2016. But start out the New Year by working on your family tree and adding sources and family photos or stories. Another thing you might do is to share Familysearch Tree with others, show them how to use it.
Philadelphia Temple to be dedicated Fall of 2016
Teach someone how to use FamilySearch.org
Now that I am a family history consultant I am willing to share my knowledge of FamilySearch.org with members of my Ward or those who come into the Family History Center when I am working. . Part of this work includes teaching classes in the FHC during the second hour each Sunday, on using FamilySearch. There are many new features and documents to find on FamilySearch and I suggest that each Ward should have on-going family history classes, to help everyone to learn how to use the program.
OKC 1st Ward is making an effort to help members learn how to find names in their family trees that might need Temple work done. There is a beautiful family tree on our bulletin board in the hallway of the Stake building that displays photos of the First Ward member families and how many names they have completed in 2015, at the Temple. It represents their dedication to Temple and Family History work.