NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This is just in from my brother-in-law Steve. He's married to Ol' Myrt's sister, who wouldn't be caught dead within 20 feet of a Family History Center. This is the second year in a row I've heard the Family History Library is sponsoring such an event. Please address all inquiries not to my brother-in-law, but to support@FamilySearch.org .
May 20, 2009
Family History Library Sponsors
SUMMER of SLEUTHING
Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your children occupied this summer? Would you like to learn more about your family? Do you need a kick start to organize your family records?
“Summer of Sleuthing—Save Our Ancestors” (SOS) is a family summer activities program sponsored by the Family History Library to introduce families to the fun of family history. With a series of weekly challenges, families can participate in activities that will help them learn more about themselves and their ancestors. The program will also be available online at familysearch.org.
Summer of Sleuthing will begin at the Family History Library on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Families are invited to come to the Library and register that day and participate in activities and classes. They will also receive packets to take home and complete. The challenges in the packets can also help youth in accomplishing goals in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Primary Achievement Days, Young Women, and Young Men.
As part of the challenges, family members are encouraged to keep a journal of their experiences and create memories together as a family. We encourage you to share this message with all families, both Church members and those who are not. We hope that this experience will bring families closer together as they gain an appreciation for the lasting treasures to be found in family history work.
U.S. and Canada: 1-866-406-1830
International: go to http://contact.familysearch.org for more toll-free phone numbers