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10 Steps to Taking an Ancestor to the Temple
This document explains the steps needed for careful preparation of family names for temple work.
Mark Shepherdbeginning, intermediatehandoutfshr, temple, research, duplication, partnersusers, consultants, priesthood, youth, families
10 Ways Family History can help you Sanctify the Sabbath
This thoughtful and well written blog makes some great suggestions for how family history, done as a family, can make the sabbath day more special. Working together on Family Tree, searching records, printing charts, adding memories, using Google maps and other Partner Apps to enhance knowledge of ancestors, - these are just some of the suggestions made. A very helpful article.
FamilySearchbeginning, intermediatehandoutFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, indexing, research, FamilySearch partnersconsultants, priesthood leaders, family, youthSanctify the Sabbath
Add/Edit 1 - Landscape View, Person Page Vital and Other Info
The new Landscape Pedigree, find multiple spouses, parents and children, and merge duplicates. Add and edit the Person Page Vital and Other Information
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, duplicatesusersLandscape View
Add/Edit 2 - Fixing and Deleting Family Relationships
On the Family Tree Person Page - Family Section, add family members, fix or delete incorrect family relationships - child in wrong family or with wrong parent, incorrect spouse. Delete relationships versus delete people
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily TreeusersDelete relationships, delete person
Add/Edit 3 - Sources, Discussions, Notes, Online Databases
Source Linker attaching of Sources from Hints, Historical Records and other site. Caution using online genealogy databases.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, researchusersSource Linker, Online databases
Adding Sources in Family Tree
Tricks for adding sources to Family Tree through Record Hints and Source Linker.
Heather McPhieintermediate, advancedvideoFamily Treeany
Changing Deceased Status to Living on Family Tree
If someone has listed a living person as deceased, this shows you how to make the necessary change of status.
Kent Jaffabeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily TreeusersDeceased to Living
Consultant and Youth Helps, and Fun Stuff
This is a collection of links to articles published by FamilySearch and the Consultant Section of LDS.org on helping Consultants do their jobs, and helping Youth to engage in Family History
Cathy Anderegg, Otherbeginning, intermediateother_formatFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, indexing, researchconsultants, priesthood leaders, youth
Consultants, High Priest Group Leaders and Ward Council
Following the Handbook of Instructions 5.4.2, this presentation illustrates how the ward council's quarterly family history plan gets implemented by the ward consultants with the High Priest Group Leader's help involving all quorums, auxiliaries, and mission leaders.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, indexingconsultants, priesthood leadersWard Council
Descendancy 1 - Beginners Search on Family Tree
Starts with Creating an LDS Account, adding Living to a blank pedigree, and then moves through message indicators on Descendancy View, proving Relationships with Sources, cleaning up Bad Data, merging Duplicates, adhering to the 110 year rule, to Reserving names for the Temple.
Cathy AndereggbeginningpresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, research, duplicatesusersCreate an LDS Account, Add Living, Blank Pedigree
Descendancy 2 - Search for Cousins on Family Tree
How do we find cousins? What do the Indicators on the new Landscape interface and Descendancy view of Family Tree mean? What should you do first? Discover the answer to these questions and more here.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, research, duplicatesusersCollateral lines
Descendancy 3 - Puzzilla see more Cousins to find
Puzzilla gives a birds' eye view of your family as found on Family Tree, and lets you see descendants and places for further research in a startling and intriguing way. A great tool.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediate, presentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, research, duplicatesusersPuzzilla, birds' eye view
Duplicates in Family Tree: Why They're There, How to Find Them, and How to Resolve Them
This presentation explains how to find obvious and less obvious duplicates in Family Tree. You'll also learn best practices for merging duplicates so that information and relationships are not lost.
Kathryn Grantintermediate, advancedpresentationFamily Tree, duplicatesusersgreen arrows
Family History Research--Genealogical Proof, Part I
This is Part I of a two part series on doing family history research. It discusses some of the methods to do good research and how to be more sure of your conclusions. It is done in a fun way by comparing research to detective investigations and using examples. The second video, Part II, is Advanced Detective Studies.
Kent Jaffaanyvideoresearchusers
Family History Research--Genealogical Proof, Part II
This is Part II of a two part series on doing family history research. It discusses some of the methods to do good research and how to be more sure of your conclusions. It is done in a fun way by comparing research to detective investigations and using examples. The first video is Part I, Is Your Great Uncle Really Your Great Aunt?.
Kent Jaffaintermediate, advancedvideoresearchusers
Fuel the Find - World wide Indexing Event
FamilySearch encourages participation in the World wide Indexing Event Aug 7 - 14th. Make more records digital and searchable through indexing
Cathy Anderegganyother_formatindexingusersWorld wide Indexing Event - Fuel the Find
Getting Started with English Research
This presentation touches briefly on English history and culture, but its main focus is on the most useful records and how to search them. It also gives an example of tracing ancestors who emigrated from England.
Kathryn GrantbeginningpresentationFamilySearch Historical Records, research, FamilySearch partnersusersGreat Britain
Indexing: What it does for Family History
Indexers do a great job of making the data on digital images of sources available to family historians. When these sources are attached to families on Family Tree, we see individuals come together to complete families so no one is left out, and correct data and relationships are seen, and individuals quality for temple work. Where indexing projects come from and how to get started indexing are shown.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, indexing, researchusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth
Memories 1 - Paper going Digital, How to do it
There are some Tips and Tricks on how to convert Photos, Stories, Documents from paper to digital format quoting experts on this technology. Audio conversion is also discussed.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Treeusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyDigital Conversion, URL, YouTube, Internet Address, Blogs
Memories 2 - Adding Photos to Family Tree
Uploading photos in two places - on a Family Tree Person, and on a Memories Person. Cropping, Tagging and Attaching Photos to a Tree Person(s). Terms. Contributor versus non-contributor issues. Correcting mistakes others make. Changing the Preferred Portrait. Changing from photo to document format. Restoring damaged Photos.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Treeusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyCropping, Tagging, Contributor, Non-Contributor, Preferred Portrait
Memories 3 - Adding Documents, Stories and Audio to Family Tree
Tips and Tricks on ways to inspire family members to engage in family history and contribute memories. Turning Hearts. Adding three ways - to the Family Tree Person, to the Memories Person, and as Sources.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Treeusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyTurning Hearts, Tree Person, Memories Person
Memories 4 - People, Albums, FIND, Sources
Organizing memories into a People section where you can see what you've added and what others have added, and how you are related to people added. Creating Albums around family surnames allows for easy viewing. Using the Find search feature, with Boolean strategies makes viewing memories easier.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Treeusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyAlbums, People, Find, Boolean Search Strategies
Memories 5 - Bring the Dead to life: Add Memories
A summary of how to add old technology to Family Tree, (scanned photos, documents, stories), but emphasizes new ways the younger generation communicates, shares and saves Family History Memories digitally. As technology changes, family historians and consultants must change too, keeping the Living alive too.
Cathy Andereggintermediate, advancedpresentationFamily TreeusersDigital Conversion, URL, YouTube, Internet Address, Blogs
Mobile Apps for Family Tree and Memories
The two Apps for Family Tree and Memories are shown with where and how to download them, and how to use each. All the processes one does on Family Tree are used here, such as adding and editing data and relationships, attaching sources, reserving names for temple work, and more. Also the process of adding photos, stories, documents and audio files is shown.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily TreeusersMemories, Photos, Documents, Audio Files, Stories, Preservation, Albums, Tagging
"My Tree" and "The Magic Well": How Mental Models Influence Use of FamilySearch Family Tree
This presentation explores two common but inaccurate mental models of FamilySearch Family Tree. It compares them with how Family Tree actually works, and suggests ways to correct inaccurate mental models.
Kathryn Grantbeginning, intermediate, presentationFamily Tree, temple, duplicatesusers
Nauvoo Times Series on Family History
See articles for Jul 25, 2012, Dec 10, 2014 and March 4, 2015 to present.
Kathryn GrantanyotherFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, research, duplicatesany
Navigating Family Tree 1 - Account, Contact Info, Living, More
Blank Pedigree? Use Quick Start on Pedigree and Person Page. Contact Info made Pubic in Settings. Open Edit (wiki) Format. Ins and Outs of Landscape View
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily TreeusersCreate an LDS Account, Add Living, Blank Pedigree
Navigating Family Tree 2- Watch, Change Log, Index
Watch ancestors to monitor changes made by others. The Latest Change Log on a person page lets you restore changes and make an Index of Ancestors. The Open Edit Format demands these two things
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily TreeusersIndex of Ancestors, Watch List, Latest Changes
Navigating FamilySearch
The various elements of the FamilySearch.org website are shown including the catalog, the wiki, genealogies, books, historical records, blogs, the Help Center resources, indexing, volunteering, and more.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamilySearch Historical Records, indexing, research, igi_af_prf, FamilySearch partnersusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youthWiki, FamilySearch, Catalog, Books, Historical Records, Blogs, Help Center, Volunteer
Pioneers: Finding Them, Their Companies, and Stories
No one should go on Pioneer Trek or celebrate July 24th without doing these activities. In preparation for Pioneer Day, this defines 3 kinds of Mormon pioneers, and how to find them on Family Tree, and in their travel company on the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel site and on Google. It shows how to find heart turning journal entries, stories, statistics, burials, births, lists of people, families, equipment, and animals on each company, etc. Presentation time: 1 hour
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical RecordsusersPioneer Trek, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travels, Pioneer Company, Journals
Research Basics for Consultants
This is a presentation by FamilySearch giving an overview of necessary research strategies all consultants should know
FamilySearchbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamilySearch Historical Records, researchconsultants, anyStrategies
Research: Ideas, Helps and How-to's
This is a collection of some of my favorite family history bloggers' advice and strategies on conducting research, with links to their blogs which have active links. Some bloggers included are James Tanner, Lisa Louise Cooke, Barry J Ewell, The Ancestry Insider, Randy Seaver, Amy Archibald, FamilySearch employees, and others.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediate, presentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, research, igi_af_prf, FamilySearch partnersusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youthBloggers, blogs, strategies, links
Rethink the Source Box
Chris Youngadvancedpresentationft, sources, productivityusers
Separating Incorrectly Combined/Merged Records
Heather McPhieintermediate, advancedpresentationft, temple,users
Sourcing Family Tree 1 - Definitions, Hints, Proof Standards
The Open Edit Format of Family Tree demands sources proving Vital Information and Family Relationships. Claims to being related to Royalty are reviewed. The Community Trees database is introduced. What are sources, and where are good places to find them. Anatomy of a source citation. Hints and Research indicators. Google search Tips.What the Pros say.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, researchusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anySources, Proof, Genealogical proof Standards
Sourcing Family Tree 2 - Attach FT Hints, and non-FT Sources
Source Linker allows users to identify Sources from the FamilySearch Hints and Historical Records and attach them to individuals and families. Changing the Focus Person is explained. Creating a Source from non-FamilySearch sites on the internet. RecordSeek Tree Connect. Google Search Tips.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, researchusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyGoogle search tips, Community Trees, Source Citation, Hints, Research Indicator
Sourcing Family Tree 3 - Source Box, Legacy and IGI Sources
Learning how to use the Source Box is vital. Link to Rethink the Source Box is here. Legacy source brought over from new FamilySearch and what to do with them. IGI sources and how to use them to help in untangling mis-combined records. FamilySearch Campaigns around holiday events is introduced.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, researchusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anySource Box, Legacy Sources, IGI Sources, FS Campaigns
Sunday School Course
This course contains 16 lessons–7 topics based on the chapters in Member's Guide to Temple and Family History Work, and 9 additional workshops. It is designed to encourage members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to get involved with family history and temple work, to learn basic family history principles, and to help make FamilySearch Family Tree “worthy of all acceptation” (D&C 128:24).Besides using it for Sunday School classes, it can be used to train other consultants, or it may be completed online by anyone. While the videos and much of the course materials come from lds.org and familysearch.org, the overall course content is the responsibility of the author. Anyone is free to use all or parts of this course in teaching others for non commercial purposes. Feedback is welcome at mark.shepherd.email@gmail.com
Mark Shepherd
Temple Work 1 - Hasten Training, Find, Help Others
Multiple sites of excellent Training on Family Tree is shown. How to use Help Others to help users find new people to add to FT from sources. Changes to the Colored Icons on Family Tree and what they mean. Why Reason Statements are important. Sources tagged to Values in Vital Information. Working the Dropdown filters in your Temple file. How to find temple work that needs doing.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, templeusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyReason Statements, Dropdown Temple Filters
Temple Work 2 - Find, Take, Teach - Adhere to Policies
Policies to keep with a good attitude: 110 year rule. No names reserved if Duplicates or Data Issues Exist. Names Released if no ordinances done in last 2 Years. For whom you may do work. How to Reserve Names, Unreserve, Share with Temple and Unshare, Share with Family and Friends. Learning from the new Tips. What Temple File Prison is. Ron Tanner's FAQ answers. Temple Opportunities.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, FamilySearch Historical Records, temple, research, duplicatesusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyDuplicates, 110 Year Rule, Share, Unshare, Reserve, Unreserve, 2 Year Release rule, Tips, Ron Tanner FAQ, Temple Opportunities
Temple Work 3 - Hasten, How to Merge Duplicates
Duplicate Records: Why they exist, what they are, how to find and Merge them. Effective Ordinances versus ineffective. Merge and un-merge from Change Log. History of FamilySearch database. Merging and finding new ancestors. How IGI sources helo in the unmerge process.
Cathy Andereggbeginning, intermediatepresentationFamily Tree, temple, duplicatesusers, consultants, priesthood leaders, family, youth, anyMerging Records, Unmerging, Effective Ordinances, History of FS database
Temple Work through Descendancy Research
Is your family history "all done"? Learn how to find name through a reliable process. You'll also learn how to avoid common pitfalls.
Kathryn Grantbeginning, intermediate, presentationft, temple, researchusersfinding cousins, work all done
The Timeline Grid
The timeline grid is a simple tool to help you record research findings in an organized way.
Kathryn Grantbeginning, intermediate, presentationresearchusersresearch log, track