Thursday, August 2, 2007

Fabio Stars in New FamilySearch Training DVD

Fabio LanzoniIn a stunning move, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) announced Wednesday at the BYU Genealogy and Family History Conference that an upcoming training DVD for New FamilySearch will feature Fabio! Todd Jones and Stephen F. Anderson showed attendees several video segments from the DVD.

In its current incarnation, the DVD contains 12 video segments of up to 4 1/2 minutes that can be used with the 7 lessons from the new Instructor's Guide. The lessons can be taught in Sunday School or similar format. Segments are either motivational or instructional.

The contents of the DVD are expected to change, perhaps dramatically, as it is evaluated and internationalized. The current contents are

Lesson 1
Saviors on Mount Zion
To Turn the Hearts
Lesson 2
Begin Your Family History
Follow the Spirit
Lesson 3
Information Needed for Temple Work
Gather Information from Home
Lesson 4
Using Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records
Using Paper Forms to Submit Names to the Temple
Lesson 5
Gathering Information from Family and Others
Lesson 6
Introduction to Public Records
Gathering Public Records
Lesson 7
Blessings of Family History and Temple Work

The first segment teaches what it means to be saviors on Mount Zion using Obadiah 1:21, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Henry B. Eyring. It uses ordinary Church members Michael Wilcox and Fabio Sagebin. (You didn't actually believe they would use the famous Fabio, did you?)


  1. If this is a joke, you should so indicated. If it isn't, then will all due respect,you do very, very sloppy reporting.

  2. Dear Anonymous,

    If your comment is a joke, you should have so indicated. (You forgot a word in your first sentence.) If it isn't, then with (you misspelled a word) all due respect, (you left out a space here) you do very, very sloppy reading (not to mention your spelling and typing).

    The Insider would like to make three requests. First, read the article again--clear to the end this time. Second, verify you meet the column's minimum IQ requirements. Third, next time be brave enough to identify yourself.

    -- The Insider

    [Dear Anonymous,

    The Insider Staff would like to apologize for the Insider's rude tone. He's right that you need to read the last two sentences to know if this is a joke. Ignore him when he questions your IQ. He's so full of it (useless trivia), it's hard for him to appreciate that normal people won't know the
    famous Fabio's full name is Fabio Lanzoni. Lastly, how can he challenge you to write non-anonymously when he, himself, hides behind a pseudonym!

    Our apologies! -- The Staff]


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