Staff Meeting Summary:
Directors Ken and Cheryl Fugal shared information about their new calling, Area Family History Advisers, and thanked the staff for their support and good wishes. New directors are in process of being called.
1. Staff Changes:
- We welcome Marie Deets from the SH2nd Ward who is now serving on the Friday afternoon shift.
- We welcome Marilyn Hale from the CH7th Ward who is now serving with her husband Allan on the Wednesday morning shift.
- Jane Ann Trosper is moving from the Friday afternoon shift to the Tuesday morning shift.
- Brooks and Libby Aagard are on a leave of absence. We hope they will be back after the first of the year.
- We thank Rudi Lehnardt for his faithful service at the Center.
2. Calendar and upcoming classes:
September 19, 11:30- 12:30 PM, Moms and Tots- Family Trees, Instructor: Kenni Wilcox
September 20, 11 AM and 7 PM, Researching the Women on Your Family Tree, Instructor: Marilyn Thomsen
October 4, 11 AM repeated 7 PM, Find A Grave/ Billion Graves, Instructor: Elder James Tanner
October 11, 7 PM, Staff Meeting
October 17, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM, Moms and Tots Doing Family History- My Story, Instructor: Kenni Wilcox
October 18, 11 AM repeated 7 PM, FamilySearch and Ancestry- Working Together, Instructor: Cheryl Fugal
1. Tech Tips- Using the FHC Scanner to Upload Photos and Documents to FamilySearch– Don Kimball
2. Cleaning Up the Mess in Family Tree – Elder James Tanner
See Elder Tanner’s blog for more information:
1. It’s now easier to create a FamilySearch account. One of the roadblocks many Church members have when creating an account on FamilySearch is in not knowing their record number. FamilySearch uses this to verify who you are, build your family tree for the first time, and allow access for members to use temple features. If new users start to create an account but don’t know their Record Number, they can choose instead to answer some questions proving who they are. After verifying the answers against Church membership information, FamilySearch will be able to add the record number to their account so they can do temple work for their ancestors. The feature is currently available in English. Other languages will follow.
2. New home page. FamilySearch will soon be rolling out a new dashboard for you when you are logged in to FamilySearch. The content on dashboard will be customized to you based on your preferences and activity in the Tree. You will be able to view photos and read stories about your ancestors that have been recently added from other patrons. You can comment on these photos and stories and share them on social media.
FamilySearch will also provide recommended tasks that you can view and then work on to further your family history work. In addition, there is a list of recently viewed ancestors so you can pick up where you left off and a to-do list so you can plan your future work. This new dashboard will help inspire you to learn more about your ancestors and give you tools that will help you complete your family history work.
For more information on these changes and others go to-https://familysearch.org/blog/en/whats-familysearchaugust-2016/
Next Staff Meeting: October 11, 2016