- Online film ordering and PayPal. Am I the last one to find out? Do you ever struggle with trying to keep up to date? – and feel that you are the last one to find out? Well, I sometimes get that feeling too! Somewhere sometime in the past week I seem to remember – no small feat – talking to someone about online film ordering and giving them a brief overview of the process. I told them you could use a credit card or a fixed amount disposal credit card – but I didn’t tell them that you could use PayPal! Oops! I see that PayPal is now an option for online film ordering . . . . Don’t tell me how long ago the change was made – probably a long time ago! Now those who didn’t want to use a credit card should be happy . . . but perhaps there will be people who don’t know what PayPal is nor how to use it! (go to paypal.com and look on the left mid screen for the link to “How PayPal Works”). I have had a PayPal account for a long time and found it useful for online ordering.
- familysearch.org/serve I used to type in consultant.familysearch.org but now I type in familysearch.org/serve and get to the same site! Fewer letters to type! This is the place to register if you are a FH Consultant or FH Centre Director or Priesthood leader with FH responsibilities. You can also edit your registration – and update your email address! You need to sign in to use this site – use your LDS Account. This web site is also the new location for training resources for FH Consultants and FH Centre Directors. There are already several resources listed. The first item on the list under Core Training is “online training.” This takes you to Internet learning where you can see the modules available to you based on your calling – and which ones you have completed or have underway.
- Wiki page for your FH Centre Did you know that your FH Centre can have its own wiki page provided by FamilySearch? To see a sample go to familysearch.org then click on Learn and search for FHC. A good example of what you can do is the Logan FHC. There is a link also to a template and instructions on how to create your page. Let us know if you create one.
- The Future of PAF Periodically this topic seems to pop up! If you are a PAF user and like using it – do not stress! You can still use it . . . . and products like Family Insight will help you work between your PAF file and nFS. It used to be that everyone in the church used PAF – but now we have choices. There are several products that work with nFS. There are even several free alternatives. You get to chose for yourself! We hope you like your choice – if you don’t then change to something else – moving data between programs is usually not too hard. We hope you are an enthusiast for whatever product you use. Please be careful however that you don’t try to force your choice on others! Resist saying that one product is better than another. There are lots of good products and what is good for one person’s style of working may not be good for another person. Resist pressure from patrons to just tell them what to use. If you can’t resist the pressure – they really are putting the thumbscrews on you! – then suggest they use PAF!
Bits and Pieces
April 17, 2011 by Peter