Sunset Heights Multistake Family History Center
Staff Meeting January 9, 2018
Welcome: Brent Gardner
Opening Prayer: Everett Young
Spiritual Thought: Rod Cuthbert: Video Presentation: Pray to Be Led by the Holy Ghost
January 15, CENTER CLOSED, Martin Luther King Day
January 16, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, Don Kussee “Memories”
February 6, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, Larry Jensen “Web Indexing”
February 12, 11:30 am, Moms and Tots
February 13, 7 pm, Staff Meeting
February 19, CENTER CLOSED, Presidents’ Day
February 20, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, “Online Help”
February 28-March 3, Roots Tech Conference
Upcoming Classes: Jeanne Gunnell
Moms and Tots—change to by appointment only
Upcoming Needs for Substitutes
Welcome to Priscilla Stutz (Tuesday afternoon) & Aaron Thacker (Wednesday evening)
Welcome back Elaine and Bevan Wright (Friday afternoon)
Introduction of staff members present
1. Working with Patrons: Pat Cuthbert
We discussed some of the best ways that we could recruit patrons to come to the FHC. Join your ward Facebook and welcome them to come to the Center on Facebook. It is also a good place to put what the classes are going to be. Most wards are also having family history classes during Sunday school slot. We can find out who has been in those classes and either call or personally extend an invitation for them to continue the training on their own time and leisure at the Family History Center. If we are friends, we can also mention which shift we work on and tell them we would give them one-on-one help, whichever shift they come on. Our nearby neighbors and friends also need a personal invitation. This is missionary work to invite those around us to come to know their family!
2. Tech Tips: Don Kimball
Using Multiple Browser Windows & Tabs
When using the Search portion of Ancestry.com or when viewing multiple person pages in Family Tree, a common method is to click on a result or page, wait for the page to load, look at the page, and then click on the “Back” button on the browser. This is repeated over and over again. An alternate solution is to open a new tab for each of these you want to view. This can be accomplished by either right-clicking on the link and selecting “Open Link in New Tab”, using Ctrl + click or using a middle-click (aka mouse wheel click). The middle-click (or Ctrl + click), while it takes a little bit to get used to, loads these search results in the background while you keep looking through and selecting more results you want to view. You can then select one of these newly-opened tabs by clicking on them at the top of the browser. To quickly close a tab, middle-click on the tab up at the top of the browser.
Note: Middle-click will not work on some links or it will load a blank tab. This is due to the way the link was programmed by the web developer. This regularly comes up with users try to middle-click on a name in the pedigree view on FamilySearch.org. Instead, left-click on the person’s name to bring up their info box, and then middle-click on “Tree” or “Person”.
Note: Middle-clicking also works on Google search results and everywhere else there is a link (except for the situations mentioned in the note above).
Another nice feature with tabs is that they can become their own window. If you click and drag a tab up or down, the tab will become its own window. Tabs can also be moved between windows by dragging them from one browser window to another.
Sometimes it is useful to view two windows side-by-side, such as when comparing two persons you are considering to merge, or when viewing Family Search in one window and Ancestry in another. If you would like to view two windows side-by-side, you can drag the window to the side of the screen until it shows you a preview border of it filling up that half of the screen. Release the mouse, and the window will snap into place. If you are on Windows 10, you are then prompted to select another existing window to fill the other half of the screen. Here are a couple of videos that show this on YouTube (I believe YouTube is blocked at the Family History Center – you will need to view this video elsewhere.):
If the text in the browser is too small to read or is too large, you can change the zoom level of the browser by using Ctrl + Mouse Wheel, Ctrl + +/- or by clicking on the three vertical dots or lines in the upper left of the browser and changing the zoom settings. To return the zoom setting back to normal, use Ctrl + 0.
Closing Prayer: Bevan Wright
NEXT STAFF MEETING FEBRUARY 13th, 7 pm