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This is a presentation I gave for a combined activity at our local LDS Mutual. I gave the kids candy for every question they answered. The youth were really involved and had a lot of fun. Activity …

This is a presentation I gave for a combined activity at our local LDS Mutual. I gave the kids candy for every question they answered. The youth were really involved and had a lot of fun. Activity lasted about an hour.

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  • This is a presentation I gave for a combined activity at our local LDS Mutual. I gave the kids candy for every question they answered. Activity lasted about an hour.
  • This slide helps the youth understand how much we use the web in our life.
  • Movie lasts 2:21. After the movie I asked the youth what they learned.
  • I think this is a great new feature.
  • Movie lasts 1:46.
  • The person to win got 7 pieces of candy. Everyone else got one piece.
  • Movie lasts 2:29.
  • This where I talked about my relationship to the McCoy’s of Hatfield and McCoy infamy. I also talked about my ancestors Jens and Elsie Nielsen and how they inspired me to live the gospel.
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    • 1. Family History using Family Tree presented by Jared Decker
    • 2. Housekeeping • Does everyone have a LDS.org account? – If not, please see <insert ward clerk’s name here> immediately to get your member number • Does everyone have a computer? • Is the computer connected to the internet? – Network: LDSAccess – Password: *********
    • 3. What do you do if… • You meet a new friend at a stake activity? • You need to fix your bike and don’t know how to do it? • What do you do if you want to buy the cool new song?
    • 4. The Web • We do a lot of stuff on the web! • The Church has a redesigned website to do family history on the Web
    • 5. Discover Your Story Challenges • Talk with your family – What family history is already available? – What names, dates, and stories need recorded? • Gather your photos and stories • Go to familysearch.org/photos
    • 6. Discover Your Story • Your family isn’t here tonight, so these challenges are home work!
    • 7. Discover Your Family Tree • Open your browser • Go to: https://familysearch.org/tree/ • Click on Sign In with LDS account There is your pedigree!
    • 8. Discover Your Family Tree Challenges • Go to familysearch.org/tree • Sign in and click on family tree • Explore your family tree • Look for temple icons and green arrows
    • 9. Discover Your Family Tree • The Green Arrows are Key! • Allows you to easily do work for your own ancestors
    • 10. Discover Your Family Tree Exercise: Green Arrows 1. Everyone, close your browser 2. When I say go, open your browser and sign into familysearch.org/tree/ 3. The first person to find a green arrow on their pedigree and show it to a leader wins! 4. When you complete the task, you get your choice of candy
    • 11. Discover Your Family Tree Exercise: Temple Opportunities 1. Everyone, close your browser 2. When I say go, open your browser and sign into familysearch.org/tree 3. The first person to find the Temple Opportunities page and show it to a leader wins! 4. When you complete the task, you get your choice of candy
    • 12. Find and Serve Your Ancestors Challenges • Find a hole in your tree • Find a new ancestor – Talk to family members – Look at historical records • Take name to the temple! • Visit family history center for help
    • 13. Find and Serve Your Ancestors Exercise: Hole in the Pedigree 1. Everyone, close your browser 2. When I say go, open your browser and sign into familysearch.org/tree 3. The first person to find a hole in their tree and show it to a leader wins! 4. When you complete the task, you get your choice of candy
    • 14. Find and Serve Your Ancestors Exercise: Record Search 1. Pick a name in your pedigree (perhaps the person before the hole) 2. Click on the person’s name 3. Click on “Search Records” 4. The first person to find a document containing that ancestor (census, marriage certificate, etc) and show it to a leader wins! 5. When you complete the task, you get your choice of candy
    • 15. Why is Family History important?
    • 16. My Experience • Hatfields and McCoys – William McCoy is my 6th great grandfather • Jens and Elsie Nielsen
    • 17. Discover Your Family Tree Exercise: Earliest Birth Date • Who is the relative with the earliest birth date you can find in your tree???
    • 18. More Information • PDF User Guide online about the redesigned website • http://broadcast.lds.org/eLearning/fhd/Community/e n/FamilySearch/FamilyTree/pdf/familyTreeUserGui de.pdf • Help and Learn homepage • https://familysearch.org/ask/