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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Today I taught the last in Sunday School on writing Personal and Family Histories, and talked about the different ways to accomplish it.  My primary focus was on electronic means by which to accomplish this goal.  I spoke about creating a personal or family history blog.  I also said that I will post all my handouts on this blog so that you can access those that interest you and be able to print or read from the resources I found. This is the bookmark I designed as the handout for the lesson.  Feel free to print it off for your own use.  I am in the process of posting all the other lesson handouts as well.  Enjoy!

Hidden Benefits of Keeping a History - By Gawain and Gayle J. Wells
What is the best way to go about composing one’s personal history? I’ve started mine several times but have never completed it. Don Norton, “I Have a Question,” Ensign, June 1983, 25–26
Writing Your Personal and Family History - Elder John H. Groberg -
Your Family History: Getting Started  By President Boyd K. Packer -,17905,7318-1,00.html
The Story of a Lifetime By Caroline H. Benzley - The Story of a Lifetime
“Lesson 19: Family and Personal Histories,” The Latter-day Saint Woman: Basic Manual for Women, Part B
Guide for Interviewing Family Members

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Type in the search engine box “How to make your blog into a book” The following and more will come up on the page. Go into each and see the differences between the options each site offers, and then choose one and make your book. One thing to consider is the cost and each site has different costs to print your blog.

Customizing your blog

Do you like the cute custom background that you see on this blog? You can customize your own blogs very simply too! The following are links of sites who offer FREE downloadable backgrounds. The key is how to do it and most of them have instructions on their blogs.

There are also some sites that will offer free blog headers or banners, as well. Look in the sites above as some offer these, but here are some others that offer them for free.

How to insert a free predesigned banner:

Banner Maker:

How to site:

Free Digital downloads & Graphics, Vintage art ideas to add to Journaling and FH blog:

Free Blog Buttons, Gadgets & Goodies:

FH Podcasts & Radio links

The following list are of Family History Podcasts and on the Radio:

For links to "INSTRUCTIONAL FAMILY HISTORY VIDEOS " that can be found on this site, scroll down to the heading on the Right column of this page and click on one of many links that are listed.


USING YOUR IPOD..GENEALOGY PODCASTS & GENEAOLGY TOOLS -If you go to the following link, you can learn how to turn your Ipod into a Genealogy and Family History Tool.

GENEALOGY PODCASTS: plug in your ipod and get ready for some good listening!

Thanksgiving Ward Family History Committee and Consultants

Family History Consultants:
Gurney, Clinton Reed 
Warner, Vince
Ferguson, John
Ferguson, Libby1
Gubler, Ryan
Mark VanOrden

Personal & Family History Journaling:
Gauger, Katie 801-768-8780

Personal History and Scrapbooking:
Szoke, Carol 801-766-2672