Sunday, June 22, 2008

FamilySearch Plans Online Training Test

Source: FamilySearch. © IRI, Inc.

FamilySearch is testing the possibility of conducting online training of its family history consultants. The training is titled, "Helping Family History Happen." A maximum of 200 participants will be allowed to participate in this test. The training is scheduled to take place Monday, 30-June-2008. It will start at 11:00 AM MDT and last for approximately 90 minutes.

Interested participants can sign up at

The test will use Adobe's Acrobat Connect Pro software which requires a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or cable), a supported version of Flash Player, a clear connection to the training website and installation of Acrobat Connect software on your computer.

The training is designed to teach the consultant’s role among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) in broadening member participation in family history and temple work. The training will also present what assistance is available through FamilySearch Worldwide Support and the Family History Library. Class topics are listed as:

  • Helping family history happen
  • Understanding your calling and role as a family history consultant
  • How you help fulfill the 3-fold mission of the church
  • Helping members
  • Determining members needs
  • How you can assist them

Course topics should be familiar as they are more or less similar to

  • Merrill White's training course of the same name presented at various conferences and groups around the Utah area, and to
  • the E-Learning Courses available to registered consultants at

Family History Consultants are encouraged to register at so that training materials and opportunities are available to you. If you have registered before but are not receiving regular e-mails for consultants, check your Junk/spam e-mail folder and re-register. Registering more than once does no harm and can be used to update any of your information, such as your e-mail address or calling.

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