Thursday, October 3, 2013

FamilySearch Announces My Family Booklet

My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together

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FamilySearch last week announced the introduction of a new family history tool for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who do not have ready access to computers or the Internet.

Said Dennis Brimhall, FamilySearch CEO, “This booklet is a way for [all Church members] to immediately reach out and start talking to parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends; to gather family photos and stories; and then have ward family history consultants help them enter this precious and priceless information in a place where it will be archived free and for generations to come.” Brimhall said that 95% of the grandparents of Church members have not been added to Family Tree.

There are pages for self, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Most of each page is set aside for stories and memories. Space is also available for a photograph and basic vital information. The margin contains reminders to enter the information into Family Tree and to perform temple ordinances.

A web page will help consultants enter the information into Family Tree. A printable instruction page can help consultants use the Help Others feature.

The booklet is available in 24 languages. Additional copies of the booklet (item number 10974) may be ordered for a ward or branch from a Church distribution center or online at store.lds.org.

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