Finding names for the temple is now easier than ever by viewing your family tree from a different angle. Using the Descendancy view of Family Tree, you can see which of your cousins may still need to have temple work done.
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If a meal passes and all I did was give orders, I feel that I missed an opportunity. In The Secrets of Happy Families, author Bruce Feiler notes that a good portion of family mealtime is composed of procedural instructions and requests like “pass the salt.” He recommends that parents try to engage children in real talking during meals. What can parents talk about with their children at dinner? I have found that sharing simple stories from personal and family history creates a more meaningful discussion.
More than 450 people gathered in Oklahoma City for the Treasure Your Roots Genealogy Conference on February 10, 2018. The conference, cosponsored by the Oklahoma City Family History Center of the Church, the Black Genealogy Research Group, and seven other Oklahoma genealogy organizations, provided resources, tools, and opportunities for participants to begin, continue, and extend their family trees.
President Spencer W. Kimball promised Church members, “If you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to your families, to your children, your grandchildren, and others, on through the generations.” Would you like to make 2018 a year that you record more of your family stories? Let these simple writing tips empower you and inspire you to put pen to paper.
Scott Hamilton is arguably the most popular figure skater of all times, a best-selling author and Olympic gold medalist, so he must have glided right through life without a hard fall, right?
RootsTech is a gathering of the most amazing, wonderful, normal people—just like you and me. There is a common thread that ties us all together at this enormous gathering in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah: Connection! We all want to have and feel connection with someone—with our family, with our roots with our blood. I thought I would do a little taste of what Brandon Stanton does (Humans of New York), but do it with some of the RootsTech participants, you know, capture a photograph and then let each person say something about their tie to this great work of Family History. We even interviewed Brandon himself.
President Dallin H. Oaks and Sister Kristen M. Oaks spoke to thousands in the hall and another 300,000 through online streaming at Family Discover Day at RootsTech sharing the secret of family resilience and the way to help our children and ourselves be strengthened and empowered in these sometimes difficult times.