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Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Family History Guide now in Help Center 

Several years ago, my wife and I began working at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Library. We also began working with The Family History Guide Website

We recognized that The Family History Guide was a valuable resource for teaching the missionary volunteers in the library. Now, for at least the last seven or eight years, the BYU Family History Library has been using The Family History Guide to teach the missionary staff that serve in the library as Church Service Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eventually, The Family History Guide was accepted for teaching the Church Service Missionaries serving in the Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission. Now, the lessons used to teach the missionaries about the Family Tree are available on the website for the benefit of any user. 

You can navigate to the Family Tree Basics page with the links to The Family History Guide by first, clicking on the question mark icon in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. 

You then click on the link for "Help and Learning."

When you arrive at the Help and Learning page and scroll down to the Learning Center link that says, "Build Skills, Make Progress."

You are now in the Learning Center and can then click on the link for Family Tree Basics. 

Another click will take you to list of lessons shown above at the beginning of this post. 

To get there directly, you can click on this link.

Each lesson begins with a Learning Road Map and then the lessons are from The Family History Guide. 

All of us at The Family History Guide Association are grateful for this opportunity to reach a wider audience for learning about the Family Tree. If you need help or have any questions, please feel free to contact me or my wife at the BYU Family History Library

You can also get help from the BYU Family History Library by clicking on the link to the Virtual Family History Help Desk. Here is an explanation about how that works. 

This is James Tanner. My wife, Ann, and I can meet with you on the BYU Family History Library Virtual Help Desk during the time the Help Desk is available. Here is the link to the BYU Family History Library, I have attached a screenshot of the web page for reference. When you click on the link button, you will see the second page. See also the screenshot attached. When you click on this link you will be connected to a Zoom meeting online at the library. You can ask for help from the missionaries, or we can schedule to meet. If we set a time to meet, I will be there waiting for you online and we will go to a breakout room and talk and share screens.  

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great work you and Ann are doing!