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How do you get Youth to encourage Less Actives and Converts to do Family HIstory?

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We are always trying to come up with innovative ways to involve Young Women and Young Men in Family History.  We have started encouraging extending callings them to become Temple and Family History Consultants.  With:

www.thefhguide.com 

This is an almost instant training program to get them off and running, to teaching them how to use the Consultant planner

www.familysearch.org/ask/planner

They can become a Ward Hero in 5 minutes as it shows them how to find instant successes, i.e., Temple Opportunities, Find a Grave records and Vital Records to attach to files, Memories of Pioneers and War Heroes to attach are easily pointed out to them for "click on me" instant access.

Their confidence  increases as their success record increases and exudes smiles on their audience.  It's a blessing to see!  So to complete the invitation, I created some cards to get them excited about coming in and experiencing Find, Take and Teach.  Here is a picture of what the Young Women could crea…

NEW IMPROVED WARD FAMILY HISTORY TEMPLATE

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Let me paint the picture.  You are at a Ward Council meeting and the Bishop looks to you for support - for a report on how the Ward is doing with Family History.  What is your progress?  What are the Consultants working on?  Wouldn't you like to have the answers?

Wouldn't you like to say, "We have 35% increased activity this month with 7 Consultants actively calling and scheduling appointments to go over the Consultant Planner with the members.  Last Month we taught 6 people to add a memory and source their records this month we  taught 11".  This month we got 12 fan charts on the walls of inactive members so they can bond with their ancestors".

This template will allow you to get the numbers and every month, when the Consultants share the template on a Onedrive.com -  they can make calls, find out information and log it here.  At the Bottom, it tallies all the logistical information and when you click on report, it shows a printable  report that is already format…

New Apps - changing the face of Family HIstory Research

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I am always looking for new innovative technology to make the research more intriguing.  I feel like if I get excited about an app, my enthusiasm will be contagious!  On that vein, I will forge ahead and scout them out for you.  I'll do this as a series - so whenever you see the Subject New Apps.....you will know what this is about.

Today, James Tanner, who works in Family History in Provo and Mesa turned me on to a new app called "All the stories"

http://familysearch.org/apps/

search:

Here are the steps for success:  https://familysearch.org/apps/all-the-stories