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If you have a question about any of the activities at RootsTech that are planned for FH Consultants, please edit this page and enter your questions below. If you are watching this page you will be notified by email when your question is answered.  
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We are replacing the Q&A centered around the event to Q&A about what you learned at RootsTech.  Over time the Q&A that was sent in to Elder Scott and that we did not have time to answer will be included here as well.  
  
 
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'''Q:''' My question is this: &nbsp;I am a Family History Consultant and had already registered for the conference using the early bird price of $99.00. &nbsp;Is there any way I can benefit from the new pricing for Family History Consultants that you announced today? &nbsp;It seems that you are encouraging people to sign up late in the future because there may be some hidden benefits. &nbsp;Those of us who were excited about the conference and supported it from the beginning are now paying more.
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'''Q. '''Maybe I finally found the place to contact you. Regarding the session for consultants about family history centers, etc -- will a syllabus or some internet info be provided for those who are unable to attend the conference? <br>
  
'''A''': We will certainly refund you the difference (99-75=24) $24. I will check and post the procedure to get you the refund.  
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'''A.'''&nbsp;All the materials, syllabus and PowerPoints are now posted on consultant.familysearch.org, the new [https://www.familysearch.org/consultant "Serving in Family History" ]website'''<br>''''''<br>''''''Q.''' Glad I&nbsp;found this page too! I&nbsp;have several questions:
  
Thank you! &nbsp;
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#'''Discontinuance of Extraction Program and Temple Names:''' In the Saturday lunchtime training for consultants, I&nbsp;understood the presenter to say that the Church's extraction program is being discontinued, and that names for temple work would be provided by members rather than the extraction program. My question is, when will the change actually take place?&nbsp;And when has it or will it be communicated to local priesthood leadership and members? (It may be in the new handbook--does anyone know?) It seems like this could be a wonderful motivation to help members become more engaged in their own family history work.<br><br>
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#Is there a '''familysearch forum specifically for consultants?&nbsp;'''I've seen the FHC&nbsp;Staff section on forums.familysearch.org, but that seems more oriented toward assisting patrons. I was looking for a forum where FHC&nbsp;consultants/directors could have discussions with each other.
  
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'''A1'''. Thank you for the question, I have had many people ask about these comments so it is good to get that clarified. The word extraction is no longer used, it is replaced by indexing. &nbsp;Stakes can have indexing programs. Names from indexing do not go to the temples unless members search for family members, find their records and submit them themselves. That said, there is still a need to have temple names when member submitted names are not sufficient to keep the temples operating. When the inventory of names runs low a special private project is set up and using the indexing tool along with members who have been invited to participate, names are indexed for the temple. For now the only thing changed in the handbook is that we no longer use the term extraction.
  
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'''A2'''. We will be setting up a consultant specific forum on the above referenced [https://www.familysearch.org/consultant "Serving in Family History"] website in the near future. &nbsp;Watch this space and that site.
  
'''Q:''' I have tried to go in and modify my registration to show that I am also attending consultant training. &nbsp;I understand from the e-mail that you need to do this to be able to have a badge and be able to attend. &nbsp;When I follow the directions given, it puts me into my current full attendance registration and I do not see the choices talked about - ie. day to attend consultant training and if you are attending the devotional. &nbsp;Is there something else I need to do to access this part of the registration?
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Thank you so much FamilySearch for all you are doing to help consultants and patrons. I love the access to records, the new consultant website, and your outreach to the community at the NGS and Rootstech conferences. You are doing good work and keeping me enthused!<br>
  
'''A:''' The problem is that each registration is tied to an email account. We are trying to fix that so that consultants can add on to their existing account. &nbsp;Until then if you have another email, use that one and select the FH Consultant Training registration. &nbsp;I will post when we have the email problem fixed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Latest revision as of 23:29, 25 February 2011

We are replacing the Q&A centered around the event to Q&A about what you learned at RootsTech.  Over time the Q&A that was sent in to Elder Scott and that we did not have time to answer will be included here as well.


Q. Maybe I finally found the place to contact you. Regarding the session for consultants about family history centers, etc -- will a syllabus or some internet info be provided for those who are unable to attend the conference?

A. All the materials, syllabus and PowerPoints are now posted on consultant.familysearch.org, the new "Serving in Family History" website
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Q. Glad I found this page too! I have several questions:

  1. Discontinuance of Extraction Program and Temple Names: In the Saturday lunchtime training for consultants, I understood the presenter to say that the Church's extraction program is being discontinued, and that names for temple work would be provided by members rather than the extraction program. My question is, when will the change actually take place? And when has it or will it be communicated to local priesthood leadership and members? (It may be in the new handbook--does anyone know?) It seems like this could be a wonderful motivation to help members become more engaged in their own family history work.

  2. Is there a familysearch forum specifically for consultants? I've seen the FHC Staff section on forums.familysearch.org, but that seems more oriented toward assisting patrons. I was looking for a forum where FHC consultants/directors could have discussions with each other.

A1. Thank you for the question, I have had many people ask about these comments so it is good to get that clarified. The word extraction is no longer used, it is replaced by indexing.  Stakes can have indexing programs. Names from indexing do not go to the temples unless members search for family members, find their records and submit them themselves. That said, there is still a need to have temple names when member submitted names are not sufficient to keep the temples operating. When the inventory of names runs low a special private project is set up and using the indexing tool along with members who have been invited to participate, names are indexed for the temple. For now the only thing changed in the handbook is that we no longer use the term extraction.

A2. We will be setting up a consultant specific forum on the above referenced "Serving in Family History" website in the near future.  Watch this space and that site.

Thank you so much FamilySearch for all you are doing to help consultants and patrons. I love the access to records, the new consultant website, and your outreach to the community at the NGS and Rootstech conferences. You are doing good work and keeping me enthused!


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