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5/18/18

June 2018 Training

An Expanded Emphasis for Family History This Presentation was a webinar featuring Kathryn Grant from the BYU Family History Library. At the beginning she gives a disclaimer that these are her own ideas and not official church statements. The webinar is about 58 minutes long and is too long for our needs, but she has allowed us to use her presentation. It is recommended that you you watch the webinar and then use her slides for your presentation. We think you can cover all of the material in the 20 minute time frame.

June 4-9 -Duplicates in Family Tree                
This presentation (also by Kathryn Grant) shows how to find duplicates that are not found by the “Possible Duplicates” feature in FamilySearch. Without careful study some of the slides may not be easily understood. We have provided Slide notes for Duplicates in Family Tree (Partial list)  If you don’t have enough time to finish all of the slides on merging in this presentation you should be aware that most of that information is also covered in the Resolving Duplicates presentation next week. As always, be sure to put in enough practice time to to be comfortable with the material!

June 11-16: (Closed Friday 15th) Resolving Duplicates  

Duplication can be frustrating, but finding an ancestor more than once in Family Tree is a fairly common occurrence. The reason for these duplicates (the term used when there are multiple records for the same individual) is because information in the tree comes from a variety of sources and because users can enter their own information directly into the tree. Although FamilySearch has put safeguards in place to prevent creating more duplicates, with the various points of information entry, it’s still possible for an ancestor to end up in Family Tree more than once. The steps that are outlined in this presentation will help you in resolving those situations.


June 18-23: Hands on Workshop. You could practice merging using
https://beta.familysearch.org/
This is an older version of FamilySearch. If you can't find a duplicate to merge
you could create one and then practice merging.


June 25-30 :  Introduction to Open House

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4/19/18

May 2018 Training

April 30-May 5 (Library will be closed May 28 for Memorial Day)

Image Editing Using paint.net


Paint.NET is a fully-featured alternative to more complex and hard-to-grasp image editors like GIMP which is also free. Its simplicity is its core strength, but it also contains advanced features that help you create better images. It is a powerful easy-to-use Image editor that offers features similar to those that that you will find in Adobe Photoshop. It features layers, enabling you to edit specific areas of your image, or build up an Image from a number of different sections. (Taken from an online review.)
May 7-12  - Uploading to FamilySearch Memories by Ann Tanner
This is a great video on how to upload pictures, documents, and stories to FamilySearch
Family Tree. Here are a couple of Links to PDF documents explaining this process. 
May 14-19 Family History Detective- 2018 Introduction Note: There is a
problem with the link to the first video in the presentation if you access it
from this blog!! When presenting use the one on the desktop in room 12!!!
If you want to preview that video you can access it Here.
FAMILY HISTORY DETECTIVES-SUMMER CAMP TRAINING

This is a brief overview of the Summer Camp Training for this summer. The committee has been working hard and has come up with a plan to teach our young people how to be
There should also be enough time for each shift to organize and get ready for this important summer activity.



May 21-26   Hands on Workshop
Prepare ahead and bring some digital pictures that you would like to edit or upload to FamilySearch

3/23/18

April 2018


April 2-7 - Topics from RootsTech-


Elder Renlund's Talk(10 minutes)
Gathering God's family on both sides of the veil and the role of Priesthood leaders and ward councils and Temple and Family History Consultants was the theme of the Leadership session taught by General Authorities at RootstTech 2018. During the first 2 weeks of April we will cover some of the highlights of that training. Elder Dale G. Renlund conducted this session. 

Elder Bradley D. Foster (9:18)
According to the Deseret News.         
"A capacity congregation in the Conference Center Theater and many others tuned in via live internet streaming—attended thesession, primarily directed to those throughout the Church who hold the position of temple and family history consultant." The Deseret News  reported on the next presentation: "Addressing the consultants present and watching online, Elder Bradley D. Foster said they have “one of the most exciting and profound callings  in the Church.”

April 9-14  - Sister Joy D. Jones-General Primary President (5:32)

Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president and a member of the Temple and Family History Executive Council, said, “Children love to learn about their ancestors. Family stories can teach them important lessons and help them develop a foundation of strength they can draw from throughout their lives.”Show only the 1st 5:32 of the video! Stop at the end of her talk-do not show the rest the video! Her mention of the rising generation and involving primary children particularly those who are11 and 12 years old, ties nicely into our summer activity, Family History Detective Training.  Maybe it could be mentioned along with how youth groups come to the Library. Additionally, this year's Ogden Family History Conference will have a great deal to offer the young single adults.

Show only Elder Patrick Kearon’s talk (Stop the video at 6:44)
Elder Kearon compares 2 contrasting Family History experiences he had as a new convert and illustrates the importance of consultants helping those they are helping discover with the spirit and love. This could  lead to a discussion about Find, Take, Teach and Discover, Gather, Connect?  The following is a statement in the  new Temple And Family History Consultant training. You can access it Here (The statement below is at the bottom left under
Minister One-One-on-One)

“Helpers should teach following the example of the Savior, line upon line and precept upon precept. Experiences should be tailored to the participants' level of understanding of family history, and you should be considerate of their time.
Suggestions
  • Keep the interaction short (30 to 40 minutes is recommended)
  • Invite the people you are helping to bring their own personal electronic device.
  • Invite the participants to learn by doing.
  • Be sensitive to difficult family relationships or complex family trees. Seek opportunities to show an increase of love for the person you are helping
If you have time you can click on all of the "See More" buttons.but "Minister One-On-One" fits best with Elder Kearon's talk.

April 16-21 -We have been asked to provide some additional Indexing training to start another Ogden FamilySearch Library Indexing Challenge to help Fuel the Find during this week.

Web Indexing Review And Reminders



An overview on changes to indexing including emphasis on staying current with instructions, changes, different formats and how to find the review tab.  Need to encourage volunteers currently indexing to start reviewing as there is an urgent need for this. If you have time you could go to the blog Here and cover the information in the blog about Reviewing.
Note: While working on the May training I stumbled on to some Web indexing Videos that could supplement the above slide presentation.
April 23-28 - Hands on workshop - Indexing
All missionaries and consultants are encouraged to index at least one batch
during this week!
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2/7/18

March 2018 Training

The focus for March will be on Temple & Family History Consultants training - PREPARE SPIRITUALLY


March 5-10 - Temple & Family History Consultant training
A couple of weeks ago a new TAFH Consultant told me that when she was called she was told "This is a calling that doesn't require much work!" ??? We frequently have newly called Ward and Stake “Temple and Family History Consultants” come to our library seeking help with their new calling. We are happy to help! Many of us could use that training as well! They and many of us are unaware of the the great training that is available to us on lds.org and familysearch for Temple & Family History Consultants, Ward Councils, and Priesthood Leaders!. (Disclaimer: This is my 1st attempt at putting training on YouTube in a video format. Quite an educational experience! In some ways it was harder than I thought, but with some practice it will get easier! Don't be too critical!)

March 12-17
Preparing a Personalized Plan: An Inside Look Inside look at preparing a personal family history experience between a mentor Temple and Family History Consultant and a new consultant using the principles for helping others.(13:56)


March 19-24 -The Consultant Panner
A FamilySearch Tool For Helping Others (This is a Slide presentation and depending on the presenter will take 10-15 minutes)

How to Use the Consultant Planner (by Holly Kauer 8 Minutes) This video could also be used if you have time.

Possible Handouts: The Consultant Planner Lesson Basic Standards (Linda Dursteller)

Guide for TFH Homework-Before Helping Someone One-on-One (Ed Williams)


March 26-31 - Hands on workshop.  (General Conference starts March 31st)
Meet in a classroom and have a SHORT devotional.
Using the information learned during this month, library missionaries and volunteers
will prepare a lesson for someone else or prepare a lesson using their own tree in
the Consultant Planner. How can we help others, if we have never done it ourselves.


1/18/18

February 2018 Training

January 29-Feb. 3  SomeoneKeeps Changing my Records -- Now What
Who hasn't had this happen! How can it be avoided? Click on the link above and after watching the video use the Hand out: Make Individual in Family Tree Less Likely to be Changed General Rules for a group discussion.


Feb 5-10 Putting Documents as Sources in FT (video 11:17)            

If you have time you could show the following video.

Feb 12-17

Policies for submitting names for Temple Work


This Presentation is based on articles in FamilySearch pertaining to reserving ordinances. Some of the information is the same in more than one article. If a slide has information that has already been covered, move quickly to the new information. There are about 35 slides so you will need as much time as possible to finish and answer questions that may come from the group.

Feb 20-24 (Presidents Day Holiday Feb.19) Tracing LDS Ancestors
This Presentation is patterned after a class taught here at the Library periodically by sister Joan Hanson. It includes an overview of many sources about LDS ancestors that most people are not aware of and how to access them. If you would like more information, register for Sister Hanson's great class the next time it is offered.

Feb 26- Mar 3 Hands On Practice During Prayer Meeting

This practice session will be held in a classroom, so, plan accordingly!

12/9/17

January 2018

January 2-6

We begin the new year by focusing on Research for the month of January. Our plan is to change what used to be the Supervisor's Choice to a hands-on workshop experience like we did in October with indexing. 


The video, which is a part of this presentation, by Stan Kivett demonstrates the "Interview" process that will help you to confidently take your ancestors to the temple properly.                


Why Research- Is it really necessary?

January 8-13 

Example #2: Interview your ancestors before you TAKE them to the temple.


The important skills taught in this video will help you know why you shouldn't just hunt for 'green temple' icons, reserve the names and go to the temple - UNTIL you have spent time interviewing them. It's so important to take some time to get to know these relatives just in case you can find more information and prove they really do need temple ordinances. Sometimes you will find other family members to add to FamilySearch, while other times you'll prove the person is a duplicate and that their temple work has already been done!


January 16-20 (There will not be enough time to show all 4 videos-choose wisely)

Merging Duplicates (by Holly Kauer) (9 Minutes)

This demonstration is simple, yet filled with important tips to successfully learn how to merge duplicate individuals that you will certainly be finding in the FamilySearch Family Tree.   

Using Record Seek to Attach Sources (by Holly Kauer)5:48

This video is a must see! In just a few minutes you will learn how to transfer sources that you find anywhere on the web to easily and professionally move the source into FamilySearch.

Organizing and Editing Sources (by Holly Kauer)3:25

Use this one for those who like to have sources in order.

Most of our workers know how to attach sources from FamilySearch, but for those who are new and have not had this training, you could point them in this direction.

Attaching FamilySearch Record Hints 8:55

January 22-27 Practice what we have learned about Research


During Prayer meeting we will meet in a classroom, have a prayer and a short thought or no thought to maximize the time spent practicing research skills. This time could be spent doing any of the following activities:
  • Correct & complete Family Relationships
  • Analyze Family Relationships
  • Review sources
  • Duplicates should be solved
  • Merging duplicates
  • Using Record Seek to attach sources
  • Organizing & Editing Sources
  • Attaching FamilySearch record hints
  • Or anything else that will help to clean up the records in FamilySearch 
Here are some guides from the FamilySearch wiki that you can copy or print

Other FT Entry Level Task Guides (STEPS with Pictures)





11/28/17

December 2017

The Library will close at 5 PM December 11-16 and will close for the Holidays December 18-January 2nd


December 4-9


We have had several requests for training on Find A Record. Find-A-Record scans your tree and generates genealogy research opportunities. Opportunities include missing birth or death information, record hints, missing parents, possible missing spouses or children, data problems such as being born after you died, and poorly formatted information. For LDS users it also generates opportunities relating to LDS ordinances.


Finding Ancestors Who May Need Ordinances w/ FindaRecord 7:30

This video by Stan Kivett demonstrates how to use FindaRecord.com to find ancestors and their descendants who may need Temple Ordinances - as well as many other wonderful features.

This one is similar But adds some other ideas. The FindARecord approach to using Descendancy Research to discover cousins who need temple ordinances is so quick and easy. Learn how to do this in just a few minutes.

December 11-16-Supervisors Choice (Early Closings this week)

Wayne Summers has prepared a PowerPoint presentation on what to do if your computer gets hijacked by ransom ware! If you decide to use it, here is a Link.