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Family History Consultants (Review
New Consultant Training, Resources and
The bishopric and the high priests group leader determine how
many family history consultants are needed in the ward. The high priests
group leader directs their efforts.
Consultants are skilled teachers who work and communicate well
with others. While consultants need not be experts in family history
research, they are comfortable using and helping others use the
resources at familysearch.org.
This includes family pedigrees, historical records, and the FamilySearch
indexing program. Youth can also be called to serve as consultants,
where their technology skills can be helpful in assisting others.
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Working with Leaders
Consultants proactively reach out to leaders by:
Helping them get started with their own family history so they can
perform temple ordinances for their deceased relatives.
Demonstrating how family history can help them in their calling to
minister to those whom they serve.
Working with Members
Consultants proactively reach out to members by:
Helping a few individuals or families at a time to get started with
their own family history so they can perform temple ordinances for
their deceased relatives. The most effective place where this occurs
is in members‘ homes.
Assisting specific individuals or families
(assigned by the high priests group leader, as determined in ward
council) to become interested in and do family history.
Acting as a resource to answer family history questions.
Some consultants have experience and skills that particularly
suit them for additional tasks such as:
Serving in family history centers.
Assisting members and other consultants in more advanced
Training other consultants.
Youth Ward Family History Consultants
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