Katy Family History Fair

On October 25th, our stake hosted a magnificent family history fair.
Many people put much time, energy and prayer into the planning of the educational event.
For those of us new to family history, it can seem very overwhelming to get started.
At the fair nearly every aspect of family history was covered: how to get started on familysearch.org, what types of research can be done online (and where), creating family history books, and even tips for writing your own personal history.
Another topic covered was the importance of working with your living ancestors. I especially love this idea and think about how I should get started on it often.
One of the presenters quoted Bruce Feiler, who said, “The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative…The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That at alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.”
Now we just need to do it!
Another great way to get started is to try out family indexing. It is simple and fulfilling, and everything you need is provided for you. Try it out HERE!
Modern-day prophets and apostles have continually taught the need for Church members to become involved in family history work. Elder Richard G. Scott expressed, “The real value of research in identifying ancestors is providing the ordinances for them in the temple.” And Russel M. Nelson said, “When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors through sacred ordinances of the temple.”
If you were unable to attend, don’t worry, they have posted much of the information shared for us to easily access!
Just click HERE for handouts, power point presentations, etc.
You can also visit the Katy Texas Family History page on Facebook to find out the latest information.

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