Where to Start
- Go to https://www.lds.org. Under Families and Individuals, select Family History, then under Callings, click on Family History Callings.
- On the Family History Callings page scroll down and click on High Priest Group Leaders. On the right side of the page, click on Stay Informed to sign up to receive information and updates from the church.
- The High Priest Group Leaders page has training and resources available for your calling.
As the Heart Turns
Family history work has the power to do something for the dead. It has an equal power to do something to the living. Family history work of Church members has a refining, spiritualizing, tempering influence on those who are engaged in it. They understand that they are tying their family together, their living family here with those who have gone before.
Family history work in one sense would justify itself even if one were not successful in clearing names for temple work. The process of searching, the means of going after those names, would be worth all the effort you could invest. The reason: You cannot find names without knowing that they represent people. You begin to find out things about people. When we research our own lines we become interested in more than just names or the number of names going through the temple. Our interest turns our hearts to our fathers—we seek to find them and to know them and to serve them.
In doing so we store up treasures in heaven.
Boyd K. Packer, “Your Family History: Getting Started”, Ensign, Aug. 2003, 12–17.