Joseph Smith once said that “the greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.”
In a world where so much competes for our time, making family history a priority can be difficult. Here are just a few resources that can help you get started with minimal stress and effort! Who knows? You may just have fun doing it.
Get started with your family history with this easy-to-use booklet created especially by the Church. Let it guide you through gathering stories and photos from past and present generations. Record stories from older relatives and preserve them for the future. Once you’ve gathered these treasures in this booklet, it can be uploaded to familysearch.org. It’s a great way to get started on your family history. It is also great to give as a gift to non-members who may be interested in genealogy. They are only $1.99 each here.
If you’re serious about getting started on your family history, try this starter kit! It include 20 colorful pre-printed index dividers, 5 sheet protectors, and 50 sheets of new genealogy forms, including LDS family group sheets, pedigree charts with ordinance boxes, photo charts, and much more. This starter kit is especially for Latter-day Saints and you can get it here. However, there is another starter kit that is similar, but designed for non-members.
Ask the perfect questions and receive answers full of wisdom with this easy-to-use guide. Learn from your parents the time honored traditions and habits that have made them who they are today, including their views on spirituality, what they learned in their youth, how they feel about parenting, and much more! With over 300 questions, this guide is a sure way to help you know your parents better. Get it here!
Even though much of family history has moved online, there are still a lot of important documents that need to be kept safe and organized. The Executive Family History Binder has 2.5” slanted D-rings with a 400 page capacity. It has “Family History” stamped in gold foil on the front and features convenient inside cover pockets, a pen loop, and spinal label holder. Additional components include a moire liner, stitched trim, metal corners, and a padded, reinforced vinyl cover, making this binder a product that is both durable and beautiful.
Family history isn’t just about getting the work done; it is about turning our hearts to our ancestors and building a bond of love between the past and present. This colorful blank pedigree wheel is perfect for family home evenings and youth groups. Get copies here.
After you’ve found names, don’t forget the. These genealogy charts are a great way to display what matters most in any home or office. There are four and five generation charts available, as well as multiple color options. Find your favorite today.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.