Orem Sunset Heights Family History Center

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February 11, 2014 Staff Meeting

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Director Ken Fugal reminded us that great blessings results from the work we are doing. On LDS.org under the Gospel Topic of goParadise we learn, the word paradise is used in different ways. First, it designates a place of peace and happiness in the postmortal spirit world, reserved for those who have been baptized and who have remained faithful. Those in the spirit prison have the opportunity to learn the gospel of Jesus Christ, repent of their sins, and receive the ordinances of baptism and confirmation through the work we do in temples. If they accept the gospel and their temple work has been done, they may enter paradise.

February 2014 Staff Meeting Summary

Monthly Business: Ken Fugal

Introduction of new staff:
Dennis Winger, Sunset Heights 3rd Ward, Tuesday afternoon
Joan and George Smith, Vineyard 4th Ward
We are sorry to lose Barbara Howell as a staff member. Barbara has served for many years under three different directors. We will miss her!

Upcoming Classes:

Jeanne Gunnell- Ancestry -1, Tue, Feb 18 at 11 am, Thu, Feb 20 at7 pm
Dennis Herre – Clearing Names for Temple Work, Tue, Mar 4at11 am, Thu, Mar 6 at 7 pm


1. Working with Patrons- Pat Cuthbert lead a discussion on finding out what the patron wants to do, asking more than one question and really listening to what they are saying.  We should avoid encouraging them to do what we think they should be doing, or our own process or agenda.
2. ArkivDigital- Don Engstrom
3. RootsTech- Joy Stubbs and Staff

Lynda Sorensen: Taking screen shots with your iPad and FamilyTree, Adding Sources and Tag Feature now in Beta Feb Staff Meeting RootsTech Lynda

Marilyn Thomsen: Persi 3.0 The next generation of Periodic Source Index now at findmypast.com  PERSI Presentation, Marilyn Thomsen

Marilyn Ellis: BYU has a fun site to help decipher old handwriting.  It is a hands on site helping you see what letter you get wrong, how to write in old script, and gives examples of document you can transcribe.  It is now in English and I believe Spanish with other languages coming in the future.  The site is Script.byu.edu
Also, familysearch has partnered with other sites. ancestry.comfindmypast.com and myheritage.com are coming soon, starting with family history centers, you will sign in using you lds account. Also available to use with lds account are:  familymap, kinpoint.com (coming soon), puzzilla.org, rootsmapper, savingmemoriesforever, storypress, legacystories, picturemyhistory, tengenchart.com and familychartmasters.  To check what new partners are participating,  go to familysearch.org  and at the bottom of the page go to About, then Products.

For Your Information:

  • Just a reminder to make sure both the FHC and auxiliary doors are locked before you leave. There has been a homeless person trying to stay in the building overnight. When you come into the Center and it has been closed, use caution when you find a door unlocked. If it is unlocked, please report this to one of the directors.
  • We are now open on Saturday morning. Dan Knudsen, Allan Hale and Don Engstrom have agreed to take on this additional shift on a temporary basis. If you know of someone, perhaps a family history consultant in your ward who would be available, please let us know and we will contact our priesthood leaders.We are still in need of a sister to work Tuesday evening, a sister to work Wednesday afternon and a couple to work Thursday evening.
  • Our new logo, shown aboye, will be used on items we produce.

Holiday Closing

February 17, President’s Day


Author: Orem Sunset Heights FHC

We offer one-on-one assistance with family history research, free access to subscription websites and classes on FamilySearch, Family Tree, subscription websites and various research topics. Open Hours Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm

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