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Church Opens First Interactive Family Discover Center

Church Opens First Interactive Family Discovery Center in Salt Lake City

Family history experts are making learning about our ancestors more fun for families, especially youth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its first Family Discovery Center on Temple Square on February 11, 2015. The opening coincides with RootsTech 2015, a family history and technology conference that runs February 12–14 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. …

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Family History – 5 Resources You Need to Know

Family History: 5 Resources You Need to Know

It’s only been three years since Elder David A. Bednar gave his landmark talk concerning family history work, especially as it relates to youth, but the work on the other side of the veil has hastened since then in unprecedented ways. Today, all LDS members can gain access to multiple family history sites for free, including Ancestry.com and MyHeritage. FamilySearch.org …

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Classic FHE Lesson: Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

July 24th, Pioneer Day, is considered a special occasion for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This day marks the anniversary of the day Brigham Young and the Pioneers entered the Slat Lake Valley. The pioneers suffered many hardships and had exceedingly great faith in our Heavenly Father. Enjoy this Family Home Evening lesson on Pioneer day! Scripture: D&C 98:3 Hymn:To Be a Pioneer or Come, Come, Ye Saints Lesson:"Saving the Wheat" or "The Strength of Our Heritage" Treat: Dutch Apple Pie or Giant Ginger Molasses Cookies Activity:Pioneer Games •View entire lesson...

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Turn Your Hearts

“It isn’t just for older people. And it isn’t just for youth. It’s for everyone. You get blessings from it, including knowing that you can give yourself and your ancestors the chance to be together in heaven.” Check out this family home evening lesson on Family History! Scripture: 3 Nephi 25:6 Hymn: Families Can Be Together Forever Lesson: Me? Teaching family History? Treat: Mug Muffin & Chocolate Ginger Snaps Activity: Indexing or Family Stories •View entire lesson...

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Personal Journals

His journal was 33 black binders on the shelves of his personal study when President Spencer W. Kimball was called to be President of the Church in 1973. Since then, he has frequently counseled and exhorted members of the Church to keep personal journals. Check out this great family home evening lesson on journal writing! Scripture: 3 Nephi 23:12-13 Hymn: “Families Can Be Together Forever" Lesson: President Kimball Speaks Out on Personal Journals Treat: Crunchy Sesame Cany or Pear Fritters Activity: Start a new journals or read from an ancestors journal •View entire lesson...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to remember veterans of our country, ancestors and those who went before us. These people have sacrificed so much so that we can live better lives. Check out this great family home evening lesson on Memorial Day! Scripture: D&C 98:13 Hymn: I Have a Family Tree or They the Builders of the Nation Lesson: Honor your ancestors Treat: Peanut Butter Pie and Yummy Fruit Pizza Activity: Visit the grave of an ancestor or Write a "letter" to an ancestor •View entire lesson...

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Family History

In October 2011 General Conference, Elder Bednar emphasized the important roll that everyone, especially youth, plays in the great work of Family History. It is important that children and youth realize that they can make a difference. Check out this great family home evening lesson on Family History! Scripture: 3 Nephi 25:5-6 and Hebrews 11:40 Hymn: Family History – I Am Doing It or Turn Your Hearts Lesson: Tell stories of favorite ancestors or “Family History: An Invitation” Treat: Raspberry-Mango Smoothie or Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies Activity: Family Tree or Letters to Family •View entire lesson...

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Extended Family

Summer is a time full of family and fun. Many families have family reunions in the summer. Check out this great family home evening lesson on extended family! Scripture: Malachi 4:6 Hymn: I Have a Family Tree or Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth Lesson: Family Pictures or Extended Family and the Scriptures Treat: Whatta Melon Pop! or Lemon Cups Activity: Family Photo Album or Water Balloon Catch •View entire lesson...

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a special US holiday to remember our ancestors & those who have died at war. Check out this great family home evening lesson about the history of Memorial Day! Scripture: Exodus 12:14 Hymn: I Have a Family Tree or Faith of Our Fathers Lesson: A Single Piece of Paper or The History of Memorial Day Treat: Balloon Cupcakes or Best Fudge Brownies Activity: Visit an Ancestors Grave or Play Giant Marbles •View entire lesson...

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