google-site-verification: google82af41cbbb927c7d.html Grove Creek Family History: September 2012

Mt. Timpanogos Temple, photo by Rick Satterfield, used with permission

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Family Tree on FamilySearch

In the very near future Family Tree on Family Search will roll out! Are you ready? Here are some reasons that we should be excited!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Did You Know?

The 1940 U.S. Census was indexed in record time! Read this article to learn more about the reasons it went so fast!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just a Little Slice in Time!

Time flies! Here's a Christmas present that we created for grandparents when the kids were 5 and 7 yrs. old.  We had just moved and the kids were excited to share the mountains with their grandparents! The grandparents talked about these pillowcases for years afterwards. Maybe this will give you an idea for a Christmas present this year!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Who Are You and Who Am I?

Another video from FamilySearch. Their videos make so much sense and get me excited about finding out who I really am! So...what's your story?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What is FamilySearch?

FamilySearch does not own and does not own FamilySearch! So, what is FamilySearch? Here is a brief video that explains what FamilySearch is. Hope this helps the confusion that still abounds!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Granite Vault, Pt. 2

More info on how the records get from the granite vault to you!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

An Idea to Involve Kids in Family History

How do you involve little kids in family history? Age old question, I know. Here is one thing that we did that was so fun! We wrote and illustrated a Book of Melick Stories. As you can see in the pictures, the illustrations are done by young kids (ages 5 and 7) at the time. We had a blast!

1. We thought of funny/cute/silly/ stories.
2. The kids did their best drawings to illustrate the stories.
3. We printed them and sent them to family members.

Easy as that! We didn't do it in one fell swoop! I think that we took about a month to put it together. Remember the attention spans of your kids. It won't be fun if you hurry the process. Best of all, our family members got to know our family a little better because we didn't live by any of them. Try something like this! My kids (now ages 23 and 26) still gush about how fun this activity was! Don't forget to make an archival copy for your family and kids!

Since we are LDS, we patterned after the Book of Mormon. You could do anything that fits your family!
This was our family reasoning!
The following pages are some examples! They are bits and pieces pulled randomly. It will get your started and you can expand from there!

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