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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Check out the latest Area Family History Newsletter
Saturday, May 16th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm St. Johns Stake Center 2000 W Cleveland St., St. Johns
Free - Everyone is welcome - Lunch will be served (free) - Sunday dress is not required
Register on-line at: www.lds.org/hostfair & click on "Attendee Sign Up" (to the left of the screen), then click the blue bar that says "Click Here to find an Event." In the address search block, type in the zip code (85936). Click on the St. Johns AZ Stake Event and then enter your information (Name and email address). You will receive an email that you must respond to in order to complete your registration. Once you are registered, we will send you an email with detailed information on the classes that will be offered.
If you are not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, register for a free account at www.familysearch.org. If you need help, your ward consultants or staff at the Family History Center will be glad to help you.
Taking our first batch of names to the Snowflake Temple.
This January we went to the Snowflake Temple with family names that Joshua had found on FamilySearch.org and with names that I had found. We performed about 30 baptisms. Because this was the first time for us to do this we weren't exactly sure what we needed to do when we got to the temple but everyone was very helpful and kind and it wasn't difficult at all. Eileen was baptized for 11 sisters and the boys were each baptized for eleven. It was a wonderful experience and we will be going back soon.
Update: Last night I did some more searching on FamilySearch and found an additional 103 names to take to the Temple. The names came from the Muse line of my family tree.
If you have never looked for cousins in your family tree, it is fun and simple. View the video "Finding Our Cousins: Descendancy View" sign-up for your FamilySearch account and get started. If you are unsure how to get started, visit our wonderful Family History Center. I have included information about how to contact them.
Family History Classes offered in January and February
January 22, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Family History Center we will be holding a class on "How to get the most our of your Ancestry.com account" - The Webinar is about 1 hour with Questions & Answers to follow. If you haven't registered for your free subscription, we can help you after class to do so.
February 12, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Family History Center we will be holding a class on "How to use Legacy Family Tree" This is one of the three Genealogy Software Programs approved by the Church to Sync with FamilySearch.org We will go over the importance of having your own Software Program at home to keep track of your Family History.
Check out this wonderful Family History Newsletter published by our Area Family History Consultants. The newsletter is 10 pages long and has lots of good information and several great links that will you take you to temple videos and other useful family history sites. Below you can view two of the ten pages but to read the full newsletter click here: Family History Newsletter