FamilySearch is quickly approaching the official introduction of Family Tree, an update and eventual replacement for new.FamilySearch.org. As a consultant or Priesthood leader, you will play a pivotal role in assisting members to understand the importance of Family Tree, helping them realize its potential, and training them to use it effectively to perform their divinely appointed responsibility to find their families and qualify them for temple ordinances. FamilySearch has created resources to help you, which we will describe below.
Family Tree Overview
This online tutorial highlights the major features and functionality of Family Tree.
FamilySearch has created a special training website to get you up to speed on how to use Family Tree. The site gives you access to training videos, a reference guide, webinars, practice exercises, and much more. These training materials will help you be ready to assist the members of your ward and stake, as well as many interested members of the general public, in their own usage of Family Tree. Be sure to sign in to see the all the training available.
A series of Family Tree webinars have been planned.
1. Introduction to FamilySearch Family Tree
Not sure what Family Tree is, or why you should use it? This webinar will provide a brief overview of this new service and how it will change the way you and the people you work with do their family history.
2. Family Tree Advanced Topics: Editing Relationships
Have you struggled as a result of bad relationship information in new.familysearch.org? With Family Tree you can edit these relationships. This webinar will cover some tips and tricks on how to fix problems with troublesome relationships.
3. Family Tree Advanced Topics: Sourcing
This webinar will help you learn how to use sources and tag vital information in Family Tree, and it will provide tips for logical analysis of the information provided in family history sources.
Family Tree: Quick Start Guide
This is a Family Tree user-guide that you can view online or that you can save to your computer to view or print later.
We’ve come a long way with FamilySearch.org over the years, and with your positive input, help, and support, we’ll go even further. We invite you to begin your Family Tree journey by clicking here, and don’t hesitate to let us know what you think!