Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

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 create to take to less actives and new converts.



When someone has a fan chart on their wall, those spirits, no doubt, reach out to them from beyond the veil and remind them that they are still there everytime the person walks by the chart.    I'm convinced that most people don't know how to get started and just need an invitation. Having your ancestors greet you daily will help us not to forget the great sacrifices they made for us to be here today. My favorite is the one on the lower 


I will scan these into a pdf and upload them to our blogs at naswfamilysearch.blogspot.com and genealogymama1.blogspot.com.  I hope these bring you joy and rallied interest in family history which will bring the Lord's work to Pass.  You can download these if you want to make some cards with a fan chart.



Blessings to all!

Br Ted and Sr Karen Meyer,
North America South West
Temple and Family History Consultants
Scottsdale Coordinating Council
email us anytime:  genealogymama1@gmail.com or
naswfamilyhistory@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NEW IMPROVED WARD FAMILY HISTORY TEMPLATE

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 formatted.




This template allows for the Lead TFHC to print a report at the end of the month just by clicking on the tab at the bottom

IMPROVED WARD FAMILY HISTORY TEMPLATE



1.  You add your Ward name at the bottom of the 1st page, add the date

2.  When you add your consultant's names at the bottom of the template at F494 they become a drop down list
in the top of the template so that they can document with their own name as they work with people

3.  You can choose what skills you want  your Ward to learn, these are at the bottom of this report and they form a drop down list of skills that the Consultant worked with, which he or she can click on to update the file.

4.  It will also keep track of:

1.   how many fan charts we have placed in homes,
2.   how many people need someone to help them do ordinances,
3.   How many people learned how to upload a Memory (picture, story, audio file of relative interview)
4.   How many people learned to properly source their documentation.
5.   And for leadership, who has expressed an interest in wanting to help others learn how to do family history.
6.   Opportunities to see the need for training of Consultants, when they pass off a member because they didn't know how to train in an area.

Now you have numbers to talk about in Ward Council.  You just became a Hero for your Ward.   Don't you feel great?


This has been a great help to other Stakes - I hope you will let me know how it is improving yours!




HOW TO TAILOR THE WARD TEMPLATE TO YOUR WARD.
COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR WARD LIST WITH YOUR WARD CLERK AND CONVERT THE FILE TO COPY AND PASTE INTO THIS TEMPLATE

Here are the instructions in a Powerpoint Format

https://1drv.ms/p/s!AjS2RGb0p-4PgQschXN0kLGyzuFW

Here are the instructions in a PDF format

https://1drv.ms/b/s!AjS2RGb0p-4PgQ2hTGwqeThJijmS

When you access the template, make sure you download it first to your Excel and save it as your ward template first.  So you have a back up if needed

LINK TO OUR TEMPLATE ON ONEDRIVE.COM
https://1drv.ms/x/s!AjS2RGb0p-4PgRxC2gDcL3Lh5ALh


Email us at naswfamilyhistory@gmail.com - let us know how you are doing!



Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Apps - changing the face of Family HIstory Research


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
Click on GET STARTED


They have several apps which can help you - In the search area type in All The Stories.

They will have you log into Family Search through their portal.  Click on any blue DOT and find out about your family.
On the left is a list of all your ancestors with a description of who it is in your family who was famous enough to get their biography written down.





LINK TO OUR PRESENTATION ON:  FIND TAKE AND TEACH

LINK TO OUR NEW WARD FAMILY HISTORY TEMPLATE