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Title: How to Teach a Family History Sunday School Class


1
How to Teach a Family History Sunday School
Class
  • Liz Snow
  • Sept 2006
  • rcea99_snow_at_yahoo.com

2
  • All of our vast family history endeavor is
    directed to temple work. There is no other
    purpose for it. The temple ordinances become the
    crowning blessings the Church has to offer.
  • President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May
    1998, 88

3
Who teaches Sunday School class?
  • When assigned by the bishopric, they (family
    history consultants) teach family history classes
    during Sunday School.
  • Handbook, Temple and Family History Work -2006
    pg. 266

4
Family History Consultant
  • As a family history consultant you should
    register at this site. It is for all LDS family
    history consultants.
  • http//consultant.familysearch.org
  • You will need your ward unit number and your
    membership
  • number to register.

5
Family History Consultant
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Family History Consultant- Site
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Family History Consultant- site
You will get a .pdf document to print/read about
that subject.
8
Where do you get the Curriculum?
  • Ward Family History Class-
  • A ward family history class may be taught during
    Sunday School, as determined by local priesthood
    leaders. This class is under the direction of
    the bishopric rather than the Sunday School
    president. The curriculum for the class is A
    Members guide to Temple and Family history Work.
    (cont.)

9
Where do you get the Curriculum?
  • The instructor is usually a family history
    consultant assigned by the bishopric.
  • He or she adapts the lessons to meet the needs of
    class members.
  • Classes should generally be conducted as
    workshops where members actually complete family
    history work.
  • Handbook Temple and Family History 2006- pg. 266

10
A Members Guide to Temple and Family History Work
  • This booklet can be purchased free of charge at
    any LDS distribution center
  • Or at http//www.ldscatalog.com
  • Go to Church Organizations, Melchizedek
    Priesthood, then temples.

11
Member's Guide Corrections
  • A Member's Guide to Temple and Family
    History Work was published by the Church in 1993.
  • Since that time, some changes have been made in
    Church-produced computer programs and in the
    procedure for submitting names for temple
    ordinances.
  • The information on this page identifies those
    changes and updates the information.

12
Corrections to A Members Guide-
  • BYU has made corrections to A Members Guide…….
  • http//familyhistory.byu.edu/corrections.asp

13
Teaching a SS class
  • The class could last from six to eight weeks (or
    more), depending upon the needs of the class.
  • The class can be tailored to meet class member
    needs it may be necessary to teach a group of
    beginners separately from a group with more
    experience.
  • Where possible, the class can be taught in a room
    where FamilySearch is available, such as a family
    history center. (cont.)

14
Teaching a SS class
  • Encourage, do not overwhelm class participants.
    Small successes lead to greater successes, and
    success will vary from person to person.
    Celebrate any success! Teach with the Spirit.
  • Fred Graham Family and Church History
    Department employee
  • Given at the FGS Conference
  • Sept. 2005 pg. 66 syllabus

15
Question-But A Members Guide…. isnt written in
Sunday School lesson format. Now what?
  • http//www.ohanasoftware.com

16
You can download the lessons from the Internet
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You can download the lessons from the Internet
  • Instructions-
  • You double click with your mouse on the red title
    of the lesson.
  • You must have Adobe Reader software on your
    computer
  • The lesson will come up in .pdf format, or in the
    Adobe Reader program.
  • There is an icon below the lesson titles with a
    link to download the free Adobe Reader
    software.

18
You can download the lessons from the Internet
19
Beginning Family History Lessons by Liz Snow
  • These lessons were created to be used in
    conjunction with "A Member's Guide to Temple and
    Family History Work".
  • I tried to put more emphasis on doing temple
    work or at least verifying if Ordinance Work has
    been done. I also tried to make them very simple.

20
Beginning Family History Lessons by Liz Snow
  • They can be taught in a Sunday School setting or
    a Ward Family History Consultant can use them
    during in-home visits.
  • If you have suggestions or comments please
    contact me . Good Luck in your Family History
    Endeavors. I feel it is a great blessing to be a
    part of this tremendous work.

21
Beginning Family History Lessons by Liz Snow
  • Lesson 1- My Role as a Member
  • Lesson 2-Gathering Information
  • Lesson 3-PAF
  • Lesson 4-More PAF
  • Lesson 5-Finding LDS Ordininces Internet IGI
  • Lesson 6- TempleReady Update My Records
  • Lesson 7- TempleReady Submitting Names for the
    Temple

22
Beginning Family History Lessons by Liz Snow
  • Weekly Format-
  • Week One- Lesson 1 2
  • Week Two- Lesson 3
  • Week Three- Lesson 4
  • Week Four- Lesson 5
  • Week Five- Lesson 6
  • Week Six- Lesson 7
  • http//www.ohanasoftware.com/?seclessons

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Beginning Family History Lessons by Liz Snow
  • You need to be flexible in how much you can get
    done each week.
  • The class can (if need be), more weeks, to
    complete the class.
  • Make sure they know they have an assignment each
    week, and what the assignment is.

24
Teaching Sunday School in the Family History
Center
  • Do a hands-on course of BYU Religion 261.
  • http//261.byu.edu/

25
What if I dont have the internet at the church?
  • You can use a dial-up connection to your hall
    phone. (Use the classroom right by the phone.)
  • A few churches now have wireless internet
    connections.
  • Use a power point presentation of the internet
    pages and how to use them.

26
What if I dont have the internet at the church?
  • On the ohanasoftware website, I have a few
    powerpoint presentations by the side of the Basic
    Family History Class lessons.
  • There are also other powerpoint presentations on
    that website.

27
Other lessons on www.ohanasoftware.com
  • 4 weeks of PAF lessons
  • (also on www.ohanasoftware.com
  • entitled Beginning PAF lessons by Liz Snow)
  • Many other topics also on this website.
  • Look on the green Lessons tab and also on the
    left side of the page under LDS Ward Consultants
    helps.

28
www.ohanasoftware.com
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Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • BYU has a lesson manual for Sunday School
    classses. Information to purchase it can be
    found at-
  • http//familyhistory.byu.edu/teaching.asp
  • Cost- 4.00 a book

30
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • PAF tutorial by BYU-
  • http//paftutorial.byu.edu/

31
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Training on PAF-
  • 1-Lessons in PAF program.
  • Open PAF, then go to Help, then click on
    Lessons

32
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Religion 261student manual in .pdf file-
    http//www.ldsces.org/inst_manuals/FamHistCompGd36
    405000/start_here.pdf
  • (Need Adobe acrobat to read the above manual.
    Can get free online at
  • http//www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.ht
    ml )

33
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • BYU Religion 261 teacher manual
  • Buy at LDS distribution or at
  • www.ldscatalog.com
  • Prod. 35132000

34
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • BYU- Idaho family history website-
  • http//abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/FHC/Sunda
    ySchool.pdfsearch'Ward20family20history20cons
    ultants

35
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Website by Alan Jones-
  • http//members.cox.net/fhconsultants/

36
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Michael T. Ritcheys website
  • http//www.ancestrylessons.com/beyond-the-veil/

37
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Terry Masons website-
  • http//www.tmason1.com/lds/lessons.htm

38
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • PAF Users group teachers/classes-
  • Many great outlines
  • http//www.uvpafug.org/classes/

39
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • St. George Regional Family History Center
    website-
  • http//www.familyhistorycenter.org/fhc-classes.htm
    l

40
Other resources for Sunday School lessons
  • Dawn Bushmans website-(scroll down page).
  • http//members.cox.net/dawnbushman1/StartHere.html

41
After teaching Basic Family History What next?
  • Take a ward survey to see what your ward members
    family history needs are.

42
Other topics that I have taught in Sunday School
  • 5 weeks-
  • Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances
  • Week 1- Cleaning up the data in your PAF file
  • Week 2- Signing on to www.familysearch with
    membership number and confirmation date.
  • Making a focus list in PAF with people who are
    qualified for ordinances.
  • Hours to the local family history center.

43
Other topics that I have taught in Sunday School
  • 5 weeks-
  • Preparing Names for Temple Ordinances
  • Week 3- How to search www.familysearch.org
  • Week 4- How to use PAF Insight to search for
    temple ordinances.
  • Week 5- How to use TempleReady.

44
Other topics that I have taught in Sunday School
  • The 5 weeks of Preparing Temple Name lessons can
    be found on -
  • Look for each topic individually.

http//www.ohanasoftware.com/?secldswcpageFHC

45
Other topics that I have taught in Sunday School
  • 4 weeks of PAF
  • 4 weeks on writing a personal history-
  • Use the class period to write and share stories.
  • 4 weeks-
  • How to use www.familysearch
  • .org

46
What to do if you dont have computers to teach
with in your Sunday School class?
  • Ask to have a computer on a rolling cart in your
    Ward Library.
  • Use a lap top hooked to a projection machine and
    show an image on the classroom wall.
  • See if your class members have their own laptop
    computers to bring.

47
What to do if you dont have computers to teach
with in your Sunday School class?
  • If your class members cant have a hands-on
    experience, you will have to move slower in your
    class to make sure they all understand the
    concepts.

48
What to do if you dont have computers to teach
with in your Sunday School class?
  • Teach the same class more than once and encourage
    people to take the class more than one time. This
    will help them feel more confident in their
    family history skills.

49
To obtain an electronic copy of the handout
  • Go to the link on the bottom of page 2 of your
    handout.
  • http//ohanasoftware.com/?secldswcpagetraining

50
Follow the inspiration of the spirit!
  • Each ward and its members are on their own
    level in their family history work. Try to meet
    the needs of your specific ward members.

51
Elder J. Richard Clarke, a former member of the
Seventy
  • Through family history we discover the most
    beautiful tree in the forest of creationour
    family tree. … Family history is the … expression
    of eternal love. It is born of selflessness. It
    provides opportunity to secure the family unit
    forever. Friend, Aug 2002

52
Behold, the great day of the Lord is at hand
and who can abide the day of his coming
.............. Let us, therefore, as a church
and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer
unto the Lord an offering in righteousness and
let us present in his holy temple, when it is
finished, a book containing the records of our
dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation.
DC 12824
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How to contact me-
  • rcea99_snow_at_yahoo.com
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