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FamilySearch 2017 Genealogy Highlights

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FamilySearch 2017 Genealogy HighlightsSalt Lake City, Utah (11 January 2018), FamilySearch online visitors made millions of personal family discoveries in 2017. The nonprofit family history giant published hundreds of millions of free historical records online in 2017 and experienced significant growth in its mobile app customer base. It's all part of FamilySearch's purpose to help individuals discover more about themselves by learning more about their ancestry roots. These are just some of the impressive highlights from FamilySearch's 2017 year in review. (Easily find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.)Family Tree UpgradesFamilySearch’s Family Tree encourages family collaboration. In 2017, more than 27 million new ancestors were added, 3.7 million through mobile devices. Over 1.2 billion people are now in the FamilySearch Family Tree. An updated user-to-user messaging feature simplifies collaboration with others doing research on common ances…
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Our January Newsletter in PDF form with the links to these helpful sites is HERE



December -2017 - Holiday Newsletter

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What to do at Christmas time of the year in Arizona!

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There is nothing more beautiful than one of our Temples at Christmas.  I have had the opportunity to help decorate the lighting displays at both Los Angeles and Mesa, Arizona.  I am not sure how many others do this as well, but the Arizona has now added some Station displays showing the different events leading up to the birth of Christ.  You can view these in person - Truly spectacular events!

http://www.mesachristmaslights.com/



Los Angeles Temple Lights




http://www.phoenixzoo.org/event-items/zoolights/

The Phoenix Zoo even gets into the Spirit of the Year with their fantastic lighting of the Phoenix Zoo.



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"...For that four minutes, it wasn't about shopping or commercialism, it was about community coming together!"

FLASH MOB AT FASHION SQUARE MALL   Usually Dec 22 or 23 at noon - Some smart people caught thousands of us in 2009, 2010 and 2014  on youtube - her…

Discontinued Family History Manuals

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Your question about the current curriculum and manuals for family history was forwarded to me. I serve as the Area Manager and support Brother and Sister Tippets who are the local Area Temple and Family History Consultants.
There was no official notice that went out from the Church regarding the old materials. What they did do was remove the materials from LDS.org so they could no longer be accessed. In addition, they were removed from LDS Distribution so they could no longer be ordered.
Since the older materials did not contain Find-Take-Teach and the current helper process it was decided to discontinue the manuals. The Church is also moving to the online and APP based distribution of information.  There are still items that may be ordered or printed, but most of it is in demand and can be easily updated.
They were replaced with the following: https://www.lds.org/callings/temple-and-family-history?lang=eng
At RootsTech 2017 there was a class taught regarding a Workshop that could be…

HOW TO HAVE THE PERFECT FAMILY HISTORY EVENT

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October Newsletter featuring Haley Leavitt of the Vineyard Ward ! Well Done!

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