28 April 2009

Starting This Blog!

Hi everyone!

Let me begin by saying that I am NOT a creative writer by any means – but – what I AM is an avid genealogist who loves to share the joy of family history and genealogy by teaching others. That’s what I do! I teach at our local Tri-Stake Family History Center and periodically at the UVPAFUG, as well as a lot of friends.

I, like everyone else, am pressed for time. Currently, we only teach one class a month at the FHC and it’s difficult to get everyone there – staff, consultants and Priesthood leaders. We never seem to have time to teach the patrons unless they happen to come to the center. So that is why I started this blog – to give the staff, consultants, Priesthood leaders AND patrons a chance to learn more on their own – even at midnight in their PJ’s!

You can email me below and I’ll get to your questions as quickly as possible. I won’t know all the answers, but I’ll do my best to try to find the answers and hopefully not make a lot of mistakes along the way. You have great ideas and great answers, too, so we’ll share our knowledge as best we can. Give me your ideas, too.

So here we go! I’ll start with some of the basics and work up from there. I know there are millions of web pages out there with great info and I’ll link to them a lot. I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, but, I want to provide a place where you can go that starts from the beginning – building on each others knowledge – one rock-solid, Granite block at a time!

I want the wonderful staff at the FH center to be able to easily show patrons how to get started – and how to continue their research. And I want the patrons, and others, to feel like this is an extension of the center – a place they feel comfortable to ask questions and can easily go to find help, especially when the center isn’t open. If it’s not simple to you then I’ll start over.

So, let’s get started!