Reaching Out Through Family History

Street Boards & Flyers

Recently our full-time missionaries used Street Boards and handed out Family History Flyers at the public approach to Rivergate Shopping Mall in Irvine on Saturday, 15 October 2016.

This was in response to our ward Family History initiative which was to raise awareness of the various resources available now to both members and friends of the church to enable them to pull together their family history and Continue reading Reaching Out Through Family History

Family History in the Making: Journaling 2

A labour of love

I have a lovely friend who has just done what I’ve been saying for years I will do – she has scanned all her old family photographs, and put them together in a book that she has dedicated to her grandchildren. The photographs in the book start in the year 1868, and finish in 2015. It’s full of written details that she’s remembered, or gathered from elderly relatives, and it’s beautiful. It’s a treasure. Continue reading Family History in the Making: Journaling 2

Family History in the Making: Journaling

Who are you…who were you?

We talk a lot about researching our family history and seeking out our Ancestry – but it’s also important that we record our own family history that’s happening right now.

How I would love to know more about my grandparents, and my great-grandparents, and those who lived before them.  In my family we have many photographs from the past, unnamed and Continue reading Family History in the Making: Journaling

Volunteer for FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event

August 7–14, 2015 – Online Event

Most of us by now should have received an email from FamilySearch asking us if we can “Help Fuel the Find?”

The message states that if we have ever found an ancestor on we should thank an indexer – and if we haven’t yet tried indexing we can join the worldwide online event on August 7-14, to show our gratitude.


Become one of a record-setting 100,000 online volunteers Continue reading Volunteer for FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event

Family Search Releasing “Inactive” Temple Name Reservations

Starting in the next few months, the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin unreserving user temple reservations that have been inactive for more than two years. If you have reservations that you haven’t been able to complete, now is a good time to share them with family members via email, or with the temple.


Please keep in mind that:

  • Reservations shared with the temple will not be unreserved.
  • Reservations for an individual will only be unreserved if the most recent ordinance was completed more than two years ago. (So, reservations with progress more recent than two years ago will not be unreserved.)

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