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Logan Utah Regional Family
-----Weekly Newsletter----- 27 May 2009 - Vol 10, No 21
In This Issue
Announcements Please help make this newsletter a success by
Family History Tips submitting your Family History questions, tips, favorite
Questions/Answers websites, queries & quotes to share with others. Submit
Favorite Websites here or click reply.
New Acquisitions Announcements
Temple Submission Process
Class Schedule for the - The Logan temple is in the
Coming Week process of changing over to
Sign Up the New FamilySearch system
for preparing names for
immediately, we have been asked to help patrons
convert their TempleReady submissions to Family
Quick Links... Ordinance Request (FOR) forms BEFORE they are taken
to the temple. In order for us to complete this
More about LFHC process you MUST know the last 5 digits of your
Class Schedule LDS membership number. Please double check this
Newsletter Archive information with your ward clerk and bring it with you
Old Newsletter Archive when you come to the Family History Center to create a
Training CD (now online) Temple Submission.
FH Consultant register
Priesthood register Oral History Class - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10 am
FamilySearch Indexing to 1 pm, Randy Williams, Fife Folklore Archives Curator,
FS Research Wiki Specify Collections & Archive at the USU Merrill-Cazier
Library, will be talking about how to do an oral history
either for yourself or other family members. This will be
held in a classroom in Old Main at USU. Call the USU
Museum of Anthropology for more information 435-797-
Family History Tips
Family Ordinance Request (FOR) Tracking- My husband has
been serving as a New.FamilySearch support missionary, and so
we have been able to submit Family Ordinance Requests and
have family file cards printed through the new systerm for the
past year. Now that Logan is getting close to the roll out, I have
a suggestion for how to handle the family file cards. The problem is that family file
cards printed through New.FamilySearch do not have a submission number. The
Family Ordinance Request (FOR) has a date on it, but the individual cards have
nothing to indicate that a particular card is on a particular FOR. After struggling with
trying to record ordinances done, we bought a little date stamper, just a little cheap
one that the date can be changed on. We now stamp each family file card on the
back with the date of the FOR. (Stamp on the back behind MALE or FEMALE or
COUPLE and the date doesn't show through to the front of the card) The date stamp
has been very helpful to us in recording when the ordinances are done and the FOR is
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completed. --submitted by Beth L. Hendricks
Question: In the Western Marriage Index web site,why are there so
many marriages not listed?
Answer: From the website: At this time, the index is not
comprehensive for the time period and/or localities described.
However, the goal for this index is to have marriages from all 12
western states at the fingertips of family researchers. In the meantime, the index
represents an effort to share results even though the index is incomplete. Click here
for a list of counties by state where records have been extracted.
Question: Does LFHC have access to 1800's birth & death certificates in Utah? I
know that I read to check with local FHC.
Answer: Registration for Utah birth and death began in 1905. Most counties began
keeping ledger entries in 1898. In 1860, the Utah legislature empowered (but did not
require) Salt Lake City and Ogden to maintain a register of births and deaths. All
surviving early county birth and death registers have been microfilmed and are
accessible through the Family History Library and the State Archives. The Utah State
Archives has a continuing program of indexing the birth registers. Those counties that
have been completed are available online at www.archives.utah.gov For more details
about what Utah birth and death records are available and where, read this article in
Question: Is there a place I can go to find information on old cemeteries around the
Ogden area that are not listed on the web now? Before cemeteries started keeping
records and in case the main cemetery was a ways away from their home, were
people buried on family homesteads? If the family wasn't active LDS at the time
would the Ward have records on the death, or did they mention deaths in the records
of the Ward? I am looking for a 10 year old girl, daughter of a pioneer. I am bothered
that I cannot find her grave. Is it important that I do or should I just give up?
Answer: Perhaps you could try Cemetery Records of Utah, 13 Volumes. Salt Lake
City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1953. (On 9 Family History Library films
beginning with 874340.) The records are listed by cemetery and cogrouped together
by county. The counties are not arranged alphabetically or geographically. There is a
separate index for each volume. The cemetery listings will give you the name of the
deceased, location of the grave, birth date, and the parent or spouse. This has been
indexed in the Early Church Information File.
Question: I have just reviewed the last newsletter I received from you and noticed
that I missed 2 classes. I recall that these courses may also be taken online - may I
still apply for these courses, and how?
Answer: None of our classes are offered online.
Question: Some of my ancestors never married but had children. I can seal the
children to the fathers but can I seal the spouses?
Answer: Yes. A deceased couple who lived together as husband and wife may be
sealed, even if the marriage cannot be documented. (source: nFS Help Center)
Question: In PAF, how do I create a list of completed ordinances?
Answer: Select Search > Advanced Focus Filter. Click the Define button. In the left
box, double- click LDS Baptism date, exists, OK. Click the OR button. In the left box,
double-click LDS Endowment date, exists, OK. Click the OR button. In the left box,
double-click LDS Sealing to Spouse date, exists, OK. Click the OR button. In the left
box, double-click LDS Sealing to Parent date, exists, OK. OK. Check the 'Show
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Results Only' box to view the list of everyone with any ordinance completed. (If you
want only those with all ordinances completed, click the AND (instead of OR) button.)
Question: In PAF, how do I extract and move these names with completed
ordinances into NFS?
Answer: You don't. If they have been completed, the individuals and ordinances are
already in NFS.
Cemeteries Photographed - Over 100,000 Tombstone
photographs free for personal use. http://teafor2.com/
Scott Co, TN Genealogy - Recipes of our Ancestors - Dedicated to
the study of history and family genealogy for Scott Co, TN. This site
contains copies of hundreds original vital records, thousands of
obituaries, and over a thousand headstone pictures just to name a few of the
interesting records maintained here. http://www.tngenweb.org/scott/
None submitted this week. Don't miss out on this opportunity
to coordinate your research efforts with others who may be
working on one of your lines. Submit a query...
"Genealogy of Jane Elizabeth Wheeler Thomas", compiled by
Bertha Jane Thomas Libby, 1974
"The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacobuds Barthel and
Christina Maus, 1658-1975", by Stephen Samuel Barthel
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly
like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our
day what they did for theirs. ---Mary McLeod Bethune
We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone
before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom
and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle. ---
Benjamin E. Mays
Class Schedule for the Coming Week
The following New FamilySearch classes will be offered for those who have been
given access to the web site. The registration fee is $2. Please pre-register for the
class you wish to attend by calling the Center (755-5594) Each class will be held
weekly for 4 weeks (unless noted otherwise).
June 1, Monday, 10-11:30 a.m.
June 2, Tuesday, 7-8:45 p.m. (3 wk)
June 4, Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m.
June 4, Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m.
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June 4, Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.
June 5, Friday, 10-11:30 a.m.
June 10, Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m.
June 20, Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.
June 23, Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sheri Lynn Lemon
Logan Utah Regional Family History Center