We hope your summer is going well. We would like to keep you abreast of new things happening with our Center, Family Tree and family history.
The projected reopening date is September 30 for the public but we will be having training for our present and new staff prior to that time. Dates for the training are contingent on some remodeling that will be taking place in the Center. Some renovation and new tables will be in place before we reopen. When dates for that training are set, we will let you know.
We recently received the good news that the new Vineyard Stake will join us in participating in and supporting our family history center. Priesthood leaders from the 4 stakes we represent are working on additional staff and assistant directors so we can fully staff all of our shifts. We are counting on your continued support in this great work.
Sunset Heights Family History Center Blog
We encourage you to visit our blog at https://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/. We have revised the blog to include information that was previously accessible only from the family history center computers. We would like you to become familiar with the information contained in the blog as it will be a valuable resource for you in helping our patrons. If you can look through this information before we reopen it would be helpful. Note that there are links in the drop down menu under Instructional Helps for training consultants, new staff and High Priest Group Leaders. If you have questions about the information or on how to access the protected information, feel free to call us at 801-221-4774 or respond to this email.
Changes in Family Tree:
Searching Records and Attaching Sources
It has become much easier to search records and attach sources to individuals on Family Tree. Take a moment to read the article on the Family Search Blog on July 22 by Robert Kehrer, FamilySearch, Senior Product Manager of Search Technologies.
Another article of interest:
I (Cheryl) have systematically been going through my ancestors this summer, searching records from the person page, attaching sources and adding stories and pictures. It’s been exciting to see these processes become easier and more manageable. When you find a source, for example a census, if you click on another person in the transcription, that will put their name at the top of the record and then you can attach the record to them as well. If anyone would like assistance in this process I would be glad to help.