Watch a short video about why we do indexing here. Come to the Family History Center and we can help you get started!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
The BYU-Idaho Family History Center had have the opportunity to help students to get stated with their family history and provided special group sections to either teach them how to do indexing, start their family history, work in family tree, how to make further research…
Our goal is help students to develop the desire of doing family history. Elder Scott said in one of his talks, “It all begins with love and a sincere desire to help those on the other veil that can’t help themselves.” We invite every to come to family history and we will get you started and this great work. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you any question.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We have had the opportunity of helping from 50-150 ward members from the YSA and married wards each Sunday this past semester with their family history and Indexing.
This service will continue during the Winter 2013 Semester but with a little difference; the location has changed from the McKay Library basement computer lab to the south side of the Manwaring Crossroads cafeteria. As this area has no computers the students will need to bring their personal laptops and a flash drive each time they come.
We are excited to have a large, open, and accessible area in which to help the students at BYU-Idaho.
Our goal is to help each of the students begin their personal family history by learning to use FamilySearch Family Tree and RootsMagic with the goal of receiving temple ordinances for one of their own ancestors. In October general conference Elder Scott called temple and family history work ”one work divided into two parts… Any work you do in the temple is time well spent, but receiving ordinances vicariously for one of your own ancestors will make the time in the temple more sacred and even greater blessings will be received."
We can also help the ward members provide more names for research through learning and doing Indexing.
If you have any questions please contact us. On week days the Family History Center will continue to be open on the second floor of the east will of the McKay Library.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has taught: “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” We are familiar with the doctrine of family history and temple work, but let’s review to improve our attitudes and behavior.
God is our loving Heavenly Father and He wants all of His children to receive His eternal blessings. Many of our ancestors died without the opportunity to receive and accept the gospel. If we think about all the blessings the restored gospel brings into our lives, we can’t help but have the desire to share it with others.
President Henry B Eyring stated “Many of your deceased ancestors will have received a testimony that the message of the missionaries is true. When you received that testimony you could ask the missionaries for baptism. But those who are in the spirit world cannot. The ordinances you so cherish are offered only in this world. Someone in this world must go to a holy temple and accept the covenants on behalf of the person in the spirit world. That is why we are under obligation to find the names of our ancestors and ensure that they are offered by us what they cannot receive there without our help.”
We must not forget that family history research and temple work go hand in hand and should not be separated. President Howard W Hunter declared “I have learned that those who engage in family history research and then perform the temple ordinance work for those whose names they have found will know the additional joy of receiving both halves of the blessing.”
The words of the prophets and apostles are so powerful. To read more of their words and hear experiences of other visit the Family History section of lds.org.