Sunday, October 31, 2010
One of the highlights of the NGS 2010 Family History Conference held last April in Salt Lake City, was the Thursday evening spectacular, A Celebration of Family History, hosted by FamilySearch. The event included musical numbers by the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, talks by award-winning author David McCullough (1776 and John Adams) and President Henry B. Eyring, and several inspiring video presentations showing the impact that family history can have on individual lives. Previously I made you aware of the link to watch these video presentations on YouTube. Due to the positive response to A Celebration of Family History, FamilySearch has made a DVD of the entire event available! You won't want to miss this! To learn more and to get your own copy of the DVD for $4.50, click on the link below. Shipping is free! http://celebration.familysearch.org
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The Church History Library (state-of-the-art storage and research facility) was completed and opened in spring 2009. The focus of the library is history of the church (circa 1830 to the present) and, consequently, the history of Church members. This differs from the Family History Library, which collects and makes available genealogical information from around the world. Family historians come to the Church History Library for multigenerational histories or to find family diaries, memoirs, photographs, oral histories, and correspondence. Family historians also look for materials that offer common context in time, place, and experiences for their ancestors through works of fellow countrymen, townsfolk, neighbors, fellow emigrants and travelers, and others with similar occupations and social experiences. The Church History Library may have historical sources that can help you bring your family's story to life. Chances are the historical materials in your hands, such as diaries, memoirs, letters, audiovisual materials, digital files, and photographs, can also be helpful to other family history researchers. To contact a Church History Library associate about donating or sharing your materials related to Latter-day Saint history, you can email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library at 15 E. North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT. General Library hours are: Monday - Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.