Gary Foster, Stake Family History Director
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The Church has established thousands of family history centers
throughout the world. Leaders use family history centers as a resource
to bless the lives of members as well as to provide a valuable service
to the community.Family history centers operate under priesthood
direction. The assigned high councilor responsible for temple and family
history work, under the direction of the stake presidency, oversees all
family history centers in the stake.Family history centers give members
and community patrons access to:
Classes and workshops.
As stake leaders look to accomplish specific public affairs goals, they
view family history centers as a unique and impactful means of enhancing
the Church‘s position in the local community. Approximately 60 percent
of the patrons who use family history centers are not members.
Family History Center Staff
The assigned high councilor ensures the staffing needs of family
history centers in the stake are met. Family history centers are staffed
by individuals who have specific skills in teaching, doing family
history research, and using FamilySearch technology. Center staff
Family history center
director and assistant directors.
Directors and assistant directors are recommended to the stake
presidency by the assigned high councilor.
Family history consultants. The
high councilor coordinates with the bishoprics and high priests
group leaders to call or assign enough family history consultants to
staff each family history center supported by the stake.
Volunteer members of the community. Community
members may serve in centers with the approval of the high
councilor. There are many skilled individuals in the community who
are willing to serve when given the opportunity.
Establish, Relocate, or Close a Center
If the stake presidency is considering
establishing, relocating, or closing a family history center, they
contact their area family history advisers. The stake submits a Request
to Create, Relocate, or Close a Family History Center form to the area
adviser. The area adviser reviews the request with the Family History