Sunday, January 13, 2019

NASW Newsletter for Jan 15, 2019 - Jumping those Hurdles to Success in Genealogy!

Hurdles are placed there for us to grow....

Each one makes us smarter!
Try to look at your challenges more positively.  When you find the answer, you'll feel amazing.  Email us one of your hurdles and let us try to help you.



NASW NEWSLETTER FOR January 15, 2019 by TedKarenMeyer

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VALUABLE LINKS IN THIS NEWSLETTER VERSION

DATABASE OF INDENTURED SERVANTS:

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INTERESTING SITE ABOUT INDENTURED SERVANTS

https://libguides.southernct.edu/c.php?g=7205&p=35821

FAMILY SEARCH INFORMATION ON INDENTURED SERVANTS

https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ancestor-colonial-america-indentured-servant/

OUR ONE DRIVE TO STAKE TRAINING FOR CONSULTANTS

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THE FAMILY HISTORY GUIDE - CONSUMATE SITE FOR LDS GENEALOGICAL TRAINING

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NEW APP FOR YOU - KINMAPPER

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Just for Fun - Take a Family History Quiz!






Discussing the usage of certain words


On the same note as discussing Standards used in Genealogy, I ran across a list of words that really cause a lot of tumult and concern with trying to get the database to understand.

 So it's not just the words in the test above that cause problems but all of these as well IF THEY ARE LISTED IN THE FIRST OR LAST NAME FIELDS.

Good to know! 
 If you find a file with this information, Words to avoid.   Keep in mind that the list below is not exhaustive, but it includes the terms that most commonly cause users problems. If one of the words in the list happens to be the first or last name of one of your ancestors, please contact FamilySearch Support.  SUPPORT@FAMILYSEARCH.ORG

Put each part of the name in the correct field

  • Title. Use this for words like “Count” or “Mister.” If a person does not have a title, simply leave this field blank. 
  • First Names. Enter the person's first and middle names. Do not enter nicknames. They go in the “Other Information” section.
  • Last Names. Enter the person’s family name or surname. If a woman changed her surname after marriage, enter her maiden name.
  • Suffix. Enter words like “Jr.” or “Sr.,” or perhaps a Roman numeral, as in “John Smith III.”  If a person does not have a suffix, simply leave this field blank. 

Put nicknames and other variations in the Other Information section

Add other other names a person had in the “Other Information” section. These names include the following:
  • Nicknames.
  • Names used before or after moving to a new country.
  • Names used to avoid identification, as in the case of an escaped slave or a person living in hiding.
  • Name changes caused by adoption, divorce, or some other legal actions if they were not the last legal name used by the person.
  • Name variants caused by naming customs, such as French "dit" names.


Avoid invalid words and characters

Avoid the following in name fields:
  • Names with initials only.
  • Special characters, extra spaces, and most punctuation marks. Hyphens and apostrophes are okay if they are a part of the actual name. Generation numbers, such as Steven Smith III, are acceptable in the suffix field.
  • Avoid repeating a special characters, such as two apostrophes in a row.
  • Words that are not really names, such as “not named,” “unnamed,” “Mister,” “Wife,” "twin," or "Son."  SEE ALL WORDS BELOW THAT SHOULD NOT BE USED.
PUNCTUATION PLACE HOLDERS OR WORDS IN PARENTHESES SHOULD NOT BE USED

 "" . .. ... / ( ) (baby) (boy) (child) (female) (infant) (male) (twin) (twins) (unknown) (unnamed) (wife)



ASIAN WORDS (KOREAN, JAPANESE, CHINESE) WHICH SHOULD NOT BE USED.

 무명 미상 사산한 아버지 어머니 익명의 자녀 없음 不明 不清楚 不知道 不詳 지명하지 않다 匿


名 名前がない 子供がいない 未具名 死産 死胎 母親 沒有名字 無名 無子女 父親

ENGLISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN, ITALIAN AND SPANISH- BUT ALPHABETIZED

 ancestor,
 her, 
 inconnu, 
 live,
 mère,
 muerto,
 nom, i
 sister, 
anan, 
ancestors
anon.
anónim
anônim.
anónimo
anonymous
baby
bastard, 
bekannt
bennant,
body
born
brother
data
daughter
dead
deadborn
death
deceased
desc. Mort-né twin,
desconhecido,
desconocido
died,
dodfodt,
don't name
Duke
enfant,
entry
father
female
filhos,
flickebarn
geboren
girl
husband
infant
information not named
inft
inft,
kinderlos,
listed
live
living
ma
madre,
mãe
male
man
married
men
misc
miss
mort ne tot,
mother
mrs
muerto
mutter
nacido
natrimorto
nephew
never,
nichg
nicht
niece
no issue
no name 
no woman
non anon
not known
other 
padre
pai anónimo
père anonym,
record
records
sans
sem nome,
sem,
sin hijos
sin nomb
sin nombre
sister 
son
still born
stillborn
twins
unbek
unbekannt,
unborn
unk,
unnamed
un-named
vater,
wife
women
yes


What is the Correct way to enter Names into Family Tree?
Related Articles Entering names in Family Tree (80359)

Ever gotten the error - Needs more information?
https://www.familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Needs-more-information&lang=en_US

Want the info on an unusual situation?
Sealing a child to parents when the name of the father or mother is unknown (52743)


If you have a file with these word (s) listed above and it has become a dead end,  or just needs someone at FS to review it, please contact :  support@familysearch.org through email with the PID number of the file and your email address listed with Family Search.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Setting your Family History Goals for your Stake or Ward

 
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Start January 2019 off with a bang!  

After reading this newsletter, you will be prepared to start working on your Ward Family History Plans for your Stake High Counselor to roll into a report for your Stake President.


Last April Area Presidencies were assigned to each of the six massive areas of the World. Our Area is called the North America South West Area. They do need to look at numbers as it happens to be a logical way to see what is working and what is not. Each quarter, your Stake Presidents need your plan for your Ward visions for planning and future budgets. 

      We hope this newsletter will help get your 2019 year off to a good start. Some Stake Presidents started requesting your plans for your wards back in September and October. We've never, to my knowledge had a forum for jotting down what was important in your vision for your Ward. By creating a plan, events to be held by each of our Auxiliaries will be documented, talked about, and put onto your Stake Calendar.

      You will each be able to coordinate activities for your events This newsletter will show you a template that you can input all the info from your Auxiliaries and when you submit it to your Stake High Counselor, he will love it! A lot of people are now using this and feel like their team is truly effective and cohesive. They FEEL more organized!  Let us know how we can improve upon it for you. 

The Link is below in the Newsletter - Interesting enough, I have Canva looking into their newsletter software for improvements.   This newsletter is great for browsing and deciding if you want to download the .pdf version.  You won't be able to click on any links here online, but if you download the .pdf version, you can click on links as you read.

PDF VERSION:   https://1drv.ms/b/s!AjS2RGb0p-4PiFDorJL2Ylall7Km

NASW NEWSLETTER FOR January 2019 by TedKarenMeyer


Discover Gather and Connect was the theme of last year's Roots Tech - wondering what the theme will be this year.  I know as a convert, I was particularly moved by the "I belong" commercials.  Everytime I find that one of my ancestors was a Pioneer who struggled in the journey across the United States, I feel like I do belong.  Of course, as a Child of God, we all belong, but there is something different about a convert realizing that the church that they chose to join is also one that their ancestors loved.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives us many opportunities to get to know our ancestors.  I hope you enjoy this deck called Discover, Gather and Connect....


Saturday, December 15, 2018

It's almost been a year since the Prophet asked us...


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Scottsdale Coordinating Council - You are amazing!
We have almost accomplished EVERYTHING that was asked of us!
There's just one more item...
It's almost been a year since the Prophet asked us to work with the 11-12 year olds...

 What have we done? Our Stakes have been doing an excellent job!  You are all running as fast as you can!

     We've had a year packed with changes in Family History and have trained the Elders Quorum Leaders, their Counselors over Temple and Family History, and then there is the new Temple and Family History Leader that we needed to train in the Stakes where the Wards opted to use that method.


STAKE LEADS, WARD LEADS, CONSULTANTS

     Our Stake Leads have been working hard to have each ward send a TFHC to work one night per month from each Ward to the Stake Library.  The Stake Leads have also been working to train the Ward Leads and Temple and Family History Consultants on the one-on-one, spirit led, personalized family history experience.  TFHCs are going out with the Full Time Missionaries and working with people who are being taught.  They are helping them gather names for a fan chart and visiting the Stake Center to enter names in their own FREE account!   They are partnering with ministering sisters and brothers to make sure converts get to the Temple within 60 days!  They have been using our training decks and cheat sheets to allay the anxieties of the new consultants using the non-manual preferred method of the First Presidency.

YOUNG ADULTS inviting Non Members to join in!   

 Our Young Adults are planning inclusive fun Activities, like Family History Escape Rooms and utilizing Family History Games to spark interest in the young adults' families.  They are infusing fun into Family History!

  OUR YOUTH ARE MINISTERING TO THE ELDERLY AND GETTING FAMILY HISTORY DONE!  

 Our Youth have been going out in pairs with invitations and cookies to invite our  Elite Singles and Older Sisters/Brothers to work together in partnership, thereby getting to appreciate the older generation for their gifts and hard work lessons that they impart to the youth while working  with them.  Working to include older sisters and brothers by calling them and offering to work with them one on one in their homes has been found to be helpful and invigorating to both.  The youth have also increased their numbers by learning how to log in with their own login and password and reserving and printing their own names from the accounts.  That makes your Stake numbers swell and tells the Prophet that you are getting it done!  Well Done!

RELIEF SOCIETY, ELDERS QUORUM AND MISSION LEADERS  

   Our Relief Society and Elders Quorum Presidencies are working more with the Mission President and  Ward Mission Leaders.  As new people being taught are welcomed into the fold, these great people are making sure that they are loved and friend-shipped.  The Consultant assigned by the Ward Lead to work with that person also works with someone the Relief Society Counselor or Elders Quorum Counselor assigns to minister to that person.  The three work in partnership  to make sure that the new convert goes to the Temple within 60 days with their own names!

PRIMARY LEADERS 
It's your turn to shine!
if you are over the 11-12 year olds, you have been encouraging them to do as the Prophet asked!

They are getting help from a Temple and Family History consultant learning the Consultant Planner and Partner Access.  They have their very own accounts and are able to reserve names shown to them in the Planner and they can hand them to their Parents to do until they become 12 and can go with the Youth to do the Baptisms.

We are so proud of the strides you have made this year!

Keep up the good work  

here is your Primary Train-the Trainer Video for not only
the Primary Leaders, but the YW and YM leaders who work with the Youth Consultants.




Check out Justserve.org
No matter where you are, you can pick any of the organizations near you to lend a hand.  The system knows your zip code and suggests several right in your neighborhood.

For More information, email Br. and Sister Kehoe at email the NASW Area Representative for Just Serve!









Sunday, December 9, 2018

How the Industrial Revolution affected Society


You have just lost a person you've been tracking on Census Data... 
Where did he go?
What do you do now?

There are many reasons that people disappeared before and after 1849.  The first, obviously was death.  With 8 billion records at Family Search, 100,000  Geneanet records and well, I'm just not sure how many FindaGrave entries there are...point being, we have places to verify the names and date of demise.

The next reason was that in 1849 people dropped their shovels and rakes and hustled over to the train leaving for,,,,NOT California.  The Golden Spike at Promontory Point had not yet been connected, (until 1869), so the only way to get all the way through all of the mountain was with  to take a ship around the Great Horn and end up in San Francisco then off to Sacramento and the Sonororan mountains to find their weight in gold.. 

With the modernization of America came many pros and cons.  One was to change the face of the family forever.  It took Father away from the Farm, and encouraged mother to work outside the home.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our December Newsletter - Merry Christmas from NASWFamilyhistory!

Merry Christmas to you and your families
on both sides of the veil!
May the blessings of the Season be yours now
and forever!

Ted and Karen Meyer


NASW NEWSLETTER FOR DEC 4, 2018 by TedKarenMeyer

The above version is great for browsing but for a .pdf version that you can click on and go straight to the link, please use this link:  https://1drv.ms/b/s!AjS2RGb0p-4PiDEk0ZNBm7z7MnwI

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Need to train a Consultant? Need to train a ward member? You are at the right place!



Before 2018, there has never been any real training for a Consultant.  You got called, dove in and swam.  Now we know what needs to be done and this is a plan to help you accomplish it.  

We also have a training deck that shows every part each organization in your Stake plays and how to work together to help new members and existing members. 




Please let us know what your challenges are - we can help you so that you can show something to your Consultants or Leads to give them the direction that they so richly deserve.

naswfamilyhistory@gmail.com


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TRAINING FILES FOR A NEW CONSULTANT

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TRAINING FILES FOR STAKE FAMILY HISTORY PROGRAMS INCLUDING
A PLANNING DOCUMENT FOR YOUR HC.

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NEW ORDINANCE READY TRAINING

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NASW Newsletter for Jan 15, 2019 - Jumping those Hurdles to Success in Genealogy!

Hurdles are placed there for us to grow.... Each one makes us smarter! Try to look at your challenges more positively.  When you fi...