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Training Consultants


Train consultants, or train yourself as a consultant, on The Family History Guide.



About

For Temple and Family History Consultants, The Family History Guide supplements the training made available by FamilySearch. For all trainers, The Family History Guide effectively helps you increase your own family history knowledge and help others succeed in their learning and research goals.


Training Sessions


You can train consultants or trainers on The Family History Guide in two sessions. Session One has two variations: one for Temple and Family History Consultants, and one for other trainers.

A Session One (Temple and Family History Consultants)




The Family History Guide for Temple & Family History Consultants


B Session One (Other Trainers)




30 Things to See (PDF)


C Session Two (Computer Lab)




For Temple and Family History Consultants: Helper Resources and The Family History Guide


The Helper Resources is a FamilySearch tool designed to help Temple and Family History Consultants set goals with individuals on family history and temple work. Consultants should be familiar and comfortable with navigating Family Tree (Project 1 in The Family History Guide) before using the Helper Resources.

Watch this video for more information about Helper Resources.

Note: The Family History Guide is an ideal way to help consultants prepare to use the Helper Resources and its training template. This section describes how to do that.

The Family History Guide also helps with the Discover, Gather, and Connect process.

To access the Helper Resources, sign in to FamilySearch; click Help (upper right corner) and choose Helper Resources.


A How to Integrate The Family History Guide with the Helper Resources


Note: The Family History Guide does not replace the Helper Resources, but it can help you significantly in the planning and tracking progress as you work with individuals and families.

In the Helper Resources page, click Personalized Family History Experiences (right side). Then explore each heading listed in the left-hand side. Below is a list of several of the headings, along with features in The Family History Guide that can help with each of them.

  1. Discover Interests—Use the Get Started page to help the learner choose a family history path that's meaningful to him or her.
  2. Family History Activities—Use the Activities pages for Families, Individuals, Youth, and Children. Find fun and meaningful ways to involve others in family history.
  3. Finding Temple Opportunities—Use the Get Started page to help the learner choose a family history path that's meaningful to him or her.
  4. Memories—Use the Memories Project to gather, find, and upload photos, documents, and stories.
  5. Historical Records—Use the Countries page and QUIKLinks to find records faster and easier. Learn in Project 1 how to attach sources and work with record hints.
  6. Preparing Personalized Family History Experiences—Use the Get Started page to capture interests and use the Tracker to monitor progress in learning and doing.

Success

With successful training, your consultants should:

  • Understand how to use The Family History Guide to further their own research and skills.
  • Know how to find features and topics quickly on the website.
  • Use The Family History Guide to help visitors with questions and research challenges.
  • Know how to point visitors to resources for additional individual study.





Other Resources


Indexing Resources

Project 5: Indexing in The Family History Guide offers a step-by-step learning approach for web indexing.

Here are a few FamilySearch resources to help Temple and Family History Consultants provide training on indexing.