The purpose of the Family History Workshops is to:
- Give your ward members hands-on experience using Family Tree (so they’ll know how to prepare names for the temple)
- Help them get their family history organized
- Help them learn how to research for more information regarding their family
Be prayerful about the needs of your class members.
At the beginning of each workshop, review the homework assignment from the previous workshop to see if they have any questions—invite them to share any relevant experiences they may have had.
Don’t hesitate to take an extra week or two to cover any of the material if that’s what’s needed. It’s not a race to get through the material.
The videos are located in the “FH Class Workshop” folder on the bottom right of the Family History Dashboard.
At the end of each workshop, review the homework assignment for the upcoming week and encourage them to complete it. That evening, send them a reminder Homework email.
Homework Emails – to send to class members after each workshop
Each of you has been called by the Lord and is engaged in a sacred work. Therefore, you’re qualified to receive the Lord’s blessings as you teach these workshops—just remember to ask your Heavenly Father for His inspiration, guidance and blessing and you’ll have great success. He desires to bless you and will bless you…as you bless the members of your wards by helping them get started with their family history.
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Tip #1: An excellent way to conduct the workshops is to team teach them, so there’s a Family History Consultant working with each individual member—with one of the Family History Consultants leading the workshop from computer #1 with the larger monitor.
Tip #2: Try to group your workshops with folks at the same skill level—i.e., one workshop might be comprised of older members with no computer experience; the next workshop might be comprised of members with very little family history completed on their families; while the next might include members who are already familiar with Family Tree; etc. This way the class members can move along at a similar pace.
Tip #3: The workshops are typically taught in sequence (they’re designed to build on each other)—however, you can change the sequence, or pick and choose just the workshops your members are interested in.
Tip #4: Occasionally rewatch this video of Elder Clayton Speaking To Family History Consultants (it’s the 3rd video on the list — 24 min.) He shares his experience being taught by an excellent Family History Consultant.
Tip #5: Please don’t hesitate to contact Bro. Craig in the Asheboro Ward if you need help or clarification regarding any of the workshops being taught—or the information that’s being presented. He loves helping you any way he can.