Wednesday, May 17, 2017

June 2017 

Library closed (May 29 for Memorial Day & June 16th for deep cleaning)

Joe Hill

May 30-June 3 June 5-10 Find, Take Teach-Insure the Spirit leads first 

This link takes you to a Google drive folder that contains 2 clips from Diane Loosle's presentation at RootsTech 2017. Begin with the first video. There is also an outline giving an explanation of the content of the 2 clips and the timing breakdown of the various segments in the 2nd video
which shows Diane working with a patron to find ancestors to take to the Temple. The 1st video is just over 6 minutes and the 2nd almost 23 minutes long. Total time just under 30 minutes. Depending on the time available for your shift you will need to use this information to determine how use these videos over a 2 week period. Don't forget discussion and input from others. There is also a link to the complete Video from Roots Tech.

June 12-17 

Searching for Ancestors in FamilySearch (12 Minutes)

June 19-24 Sharing Information between FamilySearch and Ancestry

You have 2 options. You can use either one or a combination of both.

Option 1 (14:05)

1. How to find sources on Ancestry and add them manually to FamilySearch.
2. Create a Tree in Ancestry (a little more effort up front but a much more efficient way to exchange information.) (If you are only interested in #2 you can drag the bar at the bottom of the video to the 4:47 mark)
3. Create a Tree in Ancestry
4. Exchanging information between Ancestry and FamilySearch

Option 2 (5:55) Handout

June 26-July 1

Supervisors Choice 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Training For May 2017

May 1-6

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 Family History Detectives..
There should also be enough time for each shift to organize and get ready for this important summer activity.

May 8-13

Gatherers in the Kingdom-Family History Training Presentations (Please read all of the following instructions)

Family History Training Presentations have been prepared by the Church to train leaders and councils (13 Min +discussion), Family History consultants (16 Min.+) and members (15 Min +). These presentations are slightly different for each of those 3 groups. We have chosen to use the one for Consultants because it is the most applicable to us and gives the total picture, including how Temple and Family History should be organized at the Area, Stake and Ward levels. They are done in PowerPoint and each contain several short videos and are almost a gigabyte in length. The link above takes you to the page on where these presentations & the lesson plans can be downloaded. We will put a copy of the power point on the computer in room 12. They can also be viewed in LibreOffice (free download), but sometimes the video did not work properly when we tested it. Each of them has a lesson plan in pdf format with links to the videos to assist in in your preparation and the discussion during each of the presentations. Because of the length of each presentation we cou)ld only have a limited amount of discussion during prayer meeting. While this is not specifically intended for us, we do need to be aware of the direction from the brethren!

May 15-20

What's Your Story-Tips & Tricks for Writing Your Personal History

May 22-27

Supervisor’s Choice

Suggestions: If you would like more on Personal Histories you could use this one-Fun Ways to Write a Life Story by Joyce Whiting (15:45)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

April 2017

April 3-8

FamilySearch Tree Overview (Revised March 2017) 
Some shifts may have used this previously! (Handout)
It has been updated recently to include recent changes in FamilySearch, Most of the content is the same as before. If it has not been shown to your shift, do it now! However, if you decide not to use it now, there are some alternatives.
Puzzilla has a new feature called Search 10 Hints (Super Hints) 12:03 

April 10-15

FamilySearch Memories have been improved to help you in your family history efforts: The page now features a streamlined user experience that makes it easier to add, view, and organize family history artifacts.

April 17-22

There are several good videos about FamilySearch mobile apps. The first one listed probably has the most information. Take a look at each of them and decide which is best for you.
How to Use The Family Tree Mobile App - tutorial 19;30
If your time is short use one of these shorter versions.
How to Use the Family Search "Memories" mobile app - 11:08
FamilySearch Mobile App: for Androidd- 9:06

April 25-29- Supervisor Choice

Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 2017

February 27-March 4

Articles in FamilySearch  

Have you ever wanted to figure out how to do something in FamilySearch, but didn't know where to find the answer? There are dozens of "How to" articles in FamilySearch. This presentation explains what articles are and how to find and use them. 

March 6-11

The Consultant Planner
A great new tool to use with Find Take Teach

Revised Instructions for the 3rd and 4th week in March

March 13-18 & March 20-25 

Mike Sandberg's presentation at Roots Tech 2017contained 4 new tools for Temple and Family History helpers. The "Consultant Planner" covered in week 2, was one of those new tools. The other 3 Tools will be covered in week 3 & 4. Confronting Changes in FamilySearch has been moved to a later time!

The link above should take you to a slide presentation in Google docs. Follow the revised trainer instructions on the 1st slide!

March 27-April 1

The slide presentation will help in the discussion.
The purpose of this discussion is to get input from staff that will help the Ogden FamilySearch library's:
  • Prayer Meeting Training
  • Class offerings
  • General Improvement

This discussion could be led by Shift Supervisors and/ or Education Coordinators. Someone should take notes and compile a report to be turned into Brother Stephen Felt.

Friday, January 27, 2017

February 2017

The Library will be closed Feb. 20th for Presidents Day. Shifts on that day will need to make adjustments in the following schedule.

January 30-=February 4
Prayer Meeting BlogWhat is it? Where is it? How can it help me and others?

February 6-11

Since there are many new people working at the library now, we thought it might be a good time to bring back an old presentation from August 2015 that was helpful for many!

Creating Strong Passwords That I Can Remember

February 13-18 

My Family History Calling "Use these resources to have your own family history experiences and help others to do the same." We have been asked to present an overview of the great training help that is available on This will require some preparation for trainers, shift supervisors and others to become familiar with what is available and then meet together and decide which things would be most beneficial for your shift! If you would like more time you could easily have a 2nd session the following week because it is supervisors' choice. Information on changes to the title of consultants is found Here

February 21-25
Supervisors Choice!
Here is an excellent overview of the tree in FamilySearch (17 Minutes)
FamilySearch Tree Overview

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

January 2017

Note: The Library will be closed on Monday January 2 and January 16. Adjustments to the following schedule will be necessary for Monday Shifts!

January 3-7 
What's new in FamilySearch-"View My Relationship" now appears on every person's detail page on the Family Tree.

The Family History Guide has been updated to Version 2 This presentation has only 3 slides slide #3 has link to the tutorial (5:43).Click the link to load the video. Be sure to Click for Full Screen view! (See diagram below)

January 9-14   (If there is enough time use both of the following) 
Heart Specialist Certification:              Understanding the Data in Family Tree

January 17-21
Supervisors Choice: Ann Tanner has an excellent Video (12 Min.) on some of the little known features in Family Search. This video discusses elements of FamilySearch Family Tree that will help improve your experiences using

Jumpstart Your Family History in Ten Steps - James Tanner This is 1 1hr. and 3 minute Webinar, so you could show part now and other parts at a later time. Some who have seen it say that it is some of the best training we have had!

January 23 -28-- Mentoring:
 Elder & Sister Erickson will prepare and present this presentation for all shifts!

The Training Cadre Thanks You For All That You Do!!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

December 2016

Because of the Christmas Season The Ogden FamilySearch Library will close at 5 pm from December 12-17 and will be closed all day from December 19 to January 3 2017 Happy Holidays!

November 28-December 3
Find, Take, Teach, Ambassador Requirements
This presentation gives an overview of how to become an Ambassador for Find, Take, Teach.

December 5-10 Using All The Tools in Your Toolbox/Partner Access Without Paying
Unfortunately, there are many people who do not know how to get around the pop-ups that require payment to FamilySearch Partners while working here in the Library.

December 12-17.Supervisor’s.Choice (Day shifts only–Library closed at 5:00 pm every day this week)
If you have not already used some of following, here are some suggestions:
How to Link Unindexed Images to FS by Ann Tanner 10 minutes
FamilySearch: Obscure Elements Revealed by Ann Tanner 12 minutes
Yammer FamilySearch Network by Margaret Leckie Under 8 Minutes
Merging Duplicates in Family Tree by James Tanner 9:22