google-site-verification: google82af41cbbb927c7d.html Grove Creek Family History: March 2013

Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Friday, March 29, 2013

RootsTech 2013

"RootsTech 2013 has come and gone ... and the great take away? What will our grandchildren and great grandchildren wish we would've done. Can we anticipate what will tie them to their heritage? It is the stories; the stories in their family tree. Family history moves beyond the names and dates associated with genealogy. Your story, even though you may think it is mundane, is an important legacy for the future generations in your family tree. What are you doing to find, organize, preserve, and share the stories in your family that will become the heritage for your posterity?"

Liz Miller

Thanks Liz for letting me share your feelings about RootsTech, which perfectly sum up my feelings. In addition to Liz, my friend, Renee Zamora, made these observations. What a great time to be involved in family history!

The Grove Creek Family History Center is starting to hop more and more. With classes on both Tuesday and Thursday nights, there are plenty of ways to get involved. 

"What will our great-great-grandchildren wish we would have done?
They will wish that we had recorded the richness and fabric of our lives."

Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RootsTech 2013

For those of you in family history callings, RootsTech would be a great place for you to be this coming Saturday. There will be a devotional in the morning with Elders Allen F. Packer, Elder Paul E. Koelliker, and Elder Bradley D. Foster. Classes to help you in your family history calling will be taught throughout the day. Click here to learn more. Best of all, these classes are free!

“Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors.”—Elder Richard G. Scott, “The Joy of Redeeming the Dead,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 94

There are also classes available for the youth this year! Click here to see about those classes. Sister Elaine S. Dalton (Young Women General President) will present a special devotional and David L. Beck (Young Men General President) will lead a training session for youth leaders. It promises to be a great day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tuesday Night Classes at the Grove Creek Family History Center

Here is the list of Tuesday night classes scheduled to be presented at the  Grove Creek Family History Center in April, May, and June. We hope that there is something that will add to your family history endeavors! A reminder that classes are from 7-8 pm. followed by a hands-on lab from 8-9 pm. All are invited!

Friday, March 15, 2013

2012 Was a Very Big Year!

Photo in possession of Rayanne Brunski Melick
FamilySearch made huge strides in the family history community in 2012. To get a breakdown (love those stats!) of what FamilySearch accomplished, read this article! It is amazing what is going on and how fast records are coming online. Thank you FamilySearch!

Friday, March 8, 2013

What to Do With Those All those Pictures?

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You know that you have them! Zillions of them! What to do with them? Of course, I'm talking about family pictures. Well, since FamilySearch Family Tree is now open to the general public, why don't you spread your wealth. Upload your ancestor pictures to Family Tree so that the rest of the world can see those pictures that you have been hoarding! Besides, you may meet some relatives that you didn't even know you had! All well and good you say, but you don't know how to digitize pictures? For an excellent article on this very subject go to one of my favorite bloggers, James Tanner (Genealogy's Star), and read as he walks you through the process! Happy scanning!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Family Tree is Now Live for the General Public!

Family Tree is now live for all users! That means that anyone can use Family Tree, not just members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS, Mormons). Click on the Family Tree tab, just to the right of the FamilySearch logo in the tope menu bar.  If you want to learn more about it, click here! Cool stuff going on! Go to and discover your roots!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2013 Classes

Today the sun is shining and it feels slightly warm! Yahoo! The above is a self-portrait (well, not really!)

The Grove Creek Stake is offering Family History Classes on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm. The first hour will be a class and the 8-9 pm hour will be the opportunity for a hands-on lab. The schedule for March is listed below. All levels of family history interest are invited and welcome!

March 5th     Family History-A Spiritual Endeavor
          12th    Let's Look at Family Tree
          19th    How & Where to Get Started
          26th    Beginning Research
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