Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Online Tools and Training for Family History Consultants

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at FamilySearch.org. Please address all inquiries to support@familysearch.org.

15 October 2008

New Online Tools and Training for Family History Consultants

The Family History Department of the Church is developing new online tools and services to help ward family history consultants get information and support through the Web. Family history consultants should register online at http://consultant.familysearch.org.

Registered consultants will receive the following:
  • Access to the most up-to-date online training
  • Early access to new systems, products, or services when available
  • Periodic e-mails with helpful tips and family history-related updates

Consultants will need their Church membership number and ward or branch unit number to register. Both can be obtained through their local ward or branch clerk.

“This is such an exciting time in the history of the Church to be involved with family history. FamilySearch continues to roll out new tools that make it easier for members of the Church to find their ancestors and offer the blessings of the temple to them. Family history consultants will be key in this effort,” said Merrill White (Family History Library Patron Services Manager). “It is essential that consultants are properly prepared to assist those in their area. Online training and resources are easy to use and will help them better fulfill their calling.”