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Courtney Hall
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Four Week Family History Course
The LDS Church's self-reliance program includes several "direct instruction" lesson manuals . After participating in this program I was psyched about the format. It was so easy to teach and learn! So I wrote a four week family history course in this style.(...
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Lesson 4: Submitting names for the temple
Lesson 4: Submitting names for the
temple Report: Share with the group your successes and challenges in finding
records for your ancestor this week. 1. Make goals Read: “Centuries ago, the prophet Malachi said that in a coming
day, God would send Elijah to ...
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Lesson 3: Finding and evaluating records
Lesson 3: Finding and evaluating
records Report: Share with the group your successes and challenges in
interviewing an ancestor and uploading photos and stories on Family Search. 1. Make goals Read: In the first lesson you identified some of your family
his...
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Lesson 2: Preserving memories
Lesson 2: Preserving memories Report: Share with the group your successes and challenges in
signing up for Family Search and partner sites you think you will use and
completing and checking the first four generations of your tree. 1. Make goals Read: “When ...
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Family History Course Lesson 1
Lesson 1: Intro to
Family Search Read: In this course we will focus
on three steps for family history research. 1. Make goals 2. Find family history information 3. Edit your family tree 1. Make goals Read: “ Over the years, I
have observed that those who ac...
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Cute family tree printables from Family Search
I love the fan chart, don't get me wrong but I can see how it may not match everyone's decor. Luckily Family Search has just launched keepsakes . Here's what they look like. You can also include your children's names. Cute, right? And super easy to make. Re...
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Classic books that can help you learn more about your ancestors
I don't have any stories about most of my ancestors. I try to piece together what I can based on what I can find, but I'll never know much about their day-to-day lives by looking at the census . Usually I have to guess. I recently realized, though, that som...
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Don't copy someone else's family tree!
Recently I came across an article called "The Huge Genealogy Mistake We All Need to Stop Making Now" . Those kind of leading titles always get me and I'm usually disappointed but this one was good. What's the huge mistake? Copying someone else's genealogy r...
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Ancestor Snapshot Sheets: A three week Sunday lesson curriculum
The effort to teach youth about genealogy often focuses on finding new ancestors. I think this is a mistake. Sometimes. It's exciting to find a new ancestor, and for LDS youth it often completes a goal to find ancestor's names to bring to the temple. It's g...
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Billion Graves is giving away IPad minis
Billion Graves is giving away an IPad mini to everyone that uploads 50,000 (unique) images or transcribes 50,000 graves (or a combination of the two) within the month of May. No joke. This is what you have to do: 1. Sign up for a Billion Graves account (mus...
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