Midvale Union Fort
 Multi-Stake Family History Center
7155 S 540 East, Midvale
 (just north of fire station) Please use north door 
Phone: (801) 569-1621  Map

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Missionary Handout

1 5 June 2016

Priesthood and Missionary Handout

“I hope to see us dissolve the artificial boundary line we so often place between missionary work and temple and genealogical work, because it is the same great redemptive work!” President Spencer W Kimball, “The Things of Eternity—Stand We in Jeopardy?” Ensign, Jan. 1977, 3

“When you are tracting, you might give people a family history pass-along card with the local family history center telephone number on it, offering a free initial search of family roots. Follow up within the next day or two at the homes where you left the card. Share these cards with investigators who can give them to their friends and relatives. It is also a good idea to carry your personal four-generation chart as an example and to share it with those who might have the same last name as you.” Preach My Gospel (2004) page 164

Aligning Priesthood Keys: One Work of Salvation https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2016-02-06-aligning-priesthood-keys-one-work-of-salvation?lang=eng

Ward Councils, Missionaries and High Priests Group Leaders direct the work.

1- The HPGL recommends and a member of the bishopric calls 4 or more Ward Family History Consultants (WFHCs).

2- Request WFHCs get trained at the local Family History Center (FHC), on LDS.org and at the Family History Library. Also have them review this program. It may take 3 months unless they are very fast on the computer.

3- Members of the Ward Council led by the HPGL and Ward Mission Leader work together to guide and direct the WFHCs to assist in missionary work.

4- Missionaries take the “Family History: Get Started Now” pamphlet (with the FHC and WFHCs contact information on the back) into the home of contacts, investigators, less active members, new converts, etc. Offer to help them get started on their family history if they are interested.

5- Either invite WFHCs to go into homes with the missionaries or have the missionaries get the full names of one set of deceased grandparents born before 1940 and a birth, death or marriage date and place for each of them. Complete list is on the RESEARCH REQUEST FORM.

6- WFHCs research and prepare three documents concerning their grandparents for all interested contacts within 1 week.

7- WFHCs may go into the home to help them register to use FamilyTree (FT).

8- Missionaries take the 3 documents into the home and invite contacts to come as a family to FHC to meet with the WFHCs and missionaries to learn more about what is available and get a fan chart, if possible.

9- Missionaries give contacts a chapel tour.

What is the role of the FHC?

2 5 June 2016

The Midvale Union Fort Multi-Stake Family History Center is here to help. We will train WFHCs, missionaries, etc. to follow the program, use FT and do internet research. Until the ward has a trained WFHC who can do the research, we will do it.

1- We will accept RESEARCH REQUESTS from missionaries, HPGLs, other priesthood leaders and WFHCs for any contact or for themselves. Members of the church should then be willing to sit down with the researcher, log into FT and learn more about doing their own research and accept the challenge of adding to FamilyTree.

2- The RESEARCH REQUESTS can be sent to Alice Neff – text 801-554-8414, email alice@theneffs.org or bring into the FHC with all the information on the request.

3- If we are aware of a trained WFHC in the ward we will send the request to them, if not we will find someone in a neighboring ward, the stake or the FHC. We would like to keep the researcher as close to the investigator as possible.

4- Our goal is to do the research and get three documents back to the missionaries within 1 week.

5- We will host missionaries, individuals and families who come into the FHC to learn more.

6- If the investigator has family in FT we will show them famous people they are related to and print out a fan chart for $1 (additional charts are $2).

FamilyTree is the only integrated family tree on the planet. The church has asked us to fill in the names of everyone who has ever lived on the earth, into one worldwide family tree. D&C 128:24

Sign in and navigate around FamilySearch. FamilyTree is very easy to use, the Search is fast and accurate and Help is wonderful. In minutes you can be speaking to a real person or do a chat and there are a lot of great training videos.

All temple ordinances are cleared using FamilyTree and you can print the temple cards at home. Memories, pictures, stories and audio recordings can be attached to make it more interesting and so you can share your family treasures with others.

We have put handouts on several subject on our website at familyhistorymagic.com. You may also find help and answers to some questions at the Midvale Union Fort Multi Stake Family History Center at 7155 South 540 East, Midvale. Phone 801-569-1621.