The following are from a recent newsletter from the Area Advisers in Salt Lake City – we are grateful to them for sharing with us!
Recently we had a stake president ask us how he could get a report of Indexing for his stake. . . . We wonder how many other stakes are wondering. To resolve this, he needed to contact the High Councilor in his stake assigned to temple and family history work and who is also assigned to oversee family record extraction. He can have access to the reports for his stake.
Another individual who can help is the stake indexing director. He or she has access to the report for his stake and can furnish this information.
The reports available are: Stake Statistics, Ward Statistics, Contributor statistics, Non-contributors, and also stake and ward directory. Some of these reports are available for the previous year, so you can make a comparison on how well you are doing this year compared to last year.
Stakes who have a close relationship with the high councilor, ward leaders, and the stake indexing director have better success with this program.”
FamilySearch now has over 140 free online courses available to help you learn basic methods and resources to help you with your family history! New ones are continually being added. To learn about how online courses can help you, click on
https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Online_Family_History_Research_Lessons (or click the link to Free Courses under the heading Learn at the bottom left of the home page at FamilySearch.org)
These online classes feature courses for Germany, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Mexico, Russia, England and the United States. Many general interest courses are found in the section, Research principles and Tools. Some are perfect for beginners, like “Genealogy Boot Camp” and “If I’d Only Known”.
FamilySearch Forums (- at FamilySearch.org click on Help then Community Assistance)
What is a forum? A forum is an online discussion site for the community to ask and answer questions or to list information others might be interested in. What better opportunity do you have to search for answers, post a question, or enter into a discussion category about your family history research?
When you view or create a discussion or question, it is known as a thread.ˇ A reply to a thread is called a post
Anyone can view information in the forum. The good news is, as of April 11th, you can log in to the FamilySearch Forums with your FamilySearch or LDS Account. (This is the last FamilySearch website in English to switch to the new user account system.)”