Over the past years as I have taught the Family History class I ask the class to identify “who is the keeper of the stuff?” You know the one. The Aunt, Uncle, Mother, or Sister who has shoe boxes, manila envelopes, drawers, and closets stuffed with treasures of life’s memories. They have all the family wedding announcements, newspaper articles, obituaries, and notes on the family reunion. These people are invaluable to our family trees. Most likely they will have dates and information you are looking for to solve one of your family history mysteries.
I once had a dear sister ask me for help with family
History. I said to her, “bring me what
you have and we will start from there.”
Well she did. It was three moving
boxes of STUFF packed in so tight. She
informed me there was more like this at home but we could start with these.
Thankfully the Church has provided a way to share our
“stuff” with other family members all over the world so all can benefit. Familysearch.org captures these lovingly
preserved memories by uploading them to the site. Scanning photos, documents, and voice
recordings. Uploading allows all family
descendants to share their heritage.
What a great way of preserving our own histories.
My Husband Steve never had heard his grandfather’s voice
until we discovered someone in his family uploaded a voice recording of his
grandfather on family search. What a wonderful
feeling. You could hear his aged German
accent. Steve felt closer to his
grandfather and like he knew him just a bit better.
what memories are preserved for your family tree:
- Log into familysearch.org
- Click the memories tab at the top of the page
- Go to people
From here you will see anything uploaded by your
family. You can also search by name.
a memory to Family search:
- Select the person in your tree to add the memory.
- Go to the persons profile page. (This is the page that
has details about their life.)
- Click memories on the toolbar located under their name.
- Follow the directions to upload a picture, document,
story, or voice recording.
If you need assistance with digitizing or uploading a
memory contact a family History consultant.
are the “Keeper of the Stuff” (and you know who you are), there is a better way
than the shoe box. Happy researching!
MONTH OF MARCH HIGH INDEXERS
As a Stake and a Ward we are wanting to increase our
activity with indexing records. February
many are indexing. We have 30 ward
members this month who have indexed records.
For the month of March, the Mt. Pleasant 4th Ward has indexed 6395 records!
(We are up from last month by 1,865) If
you would like to learn how to index please get in touch with one of the Family
History consultants. Angie Jorgensen, Pam and Kevin Allen, Anamarie Jessee,
Candice Sanders. We would love to help
- Over 200 records indexed: Anita Hill, Barbara Honey, Crystal Bailey, Matt Anderson
- Over 300 records indexed: Anamarie Jessee
- Over 500 records indexed: Ann Jeanette Olson, Sue Johansen
- Over 700 records indexed: Molly Hansen
- Over 800 records indexed: Gary Hill
- Over 500 records indexed: Angie Jorgensen
- Top indexer for the month of March: Elin Brotherson (1181 names)
to all indexers!
Sister Candice Sanders