Author: Angelle Anderson

The Family History Guide’s Quicklist for Creating Family History Memories

There are times we just need an idea for creating a “Family History Memory” for those we love. It could be that the family has gathered, and there is that perfect moment to involve them in family history. It could be that you have a family reunion coming up, or you are planning a holiday celebration or road trip and...

Make Family History with Home Videos – how to create, save and share

In a blog post entitled Creating Traditions That Make Family Memories Cora Foley writes that “Traditions are a set of customs or rituals passed down from one generation to the next. They help shape a family’s legacy, while also instilling family values in its newest members, whether they be a baby or a spouse. Family traditions can also help solidify the bond between...

Ideas and Help for Using Social Media – “The New Language of Family History”

Social media has been referred to as “the new language of family history,” and The Family History Guide is here to help anyone learn to speak it! In addition to suggestions found in Social Media Activities for Youth, Families, and Singles, more tools for learning and using social media for family history are listed in Project 7, Goal 3 (FamilySearch) or Project 6 Goal 3 for Ancestry, MyHeritage,...

The Family History Guide at Rootstech 2018

The Family History Guide Association is delighted to participate in Rootstech 2018! In addition to having a booth in the Expo Hall all four days, our vice-president and executive director, Bob Ives, will be presenting Introduction to The Family History Guide on Friday, March 2nd at 3 pm. CLASS DESCRIPTION: Attendees will be able to successfully navigate the free The Family History Guide website (www.thefhguide.com) to get...

Crafting Christmas memories with the past and present in mind

The ideas seem endless for adding a bit of nostalgia to your Christmas decorations and get-togethers – and The Family History guide has a fun suggestion to share.  Check out the “Objects and Heirlooms” category in the Memories Activities of the children’s page (Family History Activities Tab).  Idea C3-11 links you to American Ancestors detailing how to create ancestral tree ornaments – along with this...

Capture and share the moment with the fun, free, family history focused “Marco Polo” app

Avery Hartmans, a tech reporter for The Business Insider, writes, “If you’ve ever wanted to recapture the magic of playing with walkie-talkies as a kid, there’s an app designed to do just that — 2017-style.” She is describing  the app Marco Polo, created by Joya Communications whose website states that its mission is “to help people feel close no matter the distance, enabling people to...

Activity ideas for collecting and sharing family photos (including MyHeritage Slideshows)

Looking for a fun family history centered activity for the holidays? Gathering, identifying,  labeling, and sharing photos from the past (along with the stories behind them) can be an exciting, unifying experience that can connect your family in remarkable ways.  For example, if you have photos in your MyHeritage gallery, consider sharing them in slideshows. This is a great way...

The Church Announces Major Changes for Youth Participating in Baptisms for the Dead

The Church  recently announced that there have been major (and amazingly wonderful, in my opinion) changes for all priests holding the Aaronic priesthood and young women with limited-use temple recommends!  This news, according to lds.org, expands opportunities and will be directed by temple presidencies in the 159 operating LDS temples worldwide.    The First Presidency wrote a letter to general authorities, area authorities, stake, mission and...