Gary & Janet Foster
Retired, genealogist, grandparents & a happy couple.
Janet and I are selling our big home that we
raised our family in located in Tempe, Arizona and
looking to downsize to a smaller home in Gilbert or
Queen Creek, Arizona sometime soon.
Janet and I purchased a 2 bedroom condo at the
Kimball in Salt Lake City, Utah where we go several
times a year to do genealogy research on our family
lines. We rent it out to those who want to be in
walking distance to the FamilySearch Library, Temple
Square, the new Church History Library and the LDS
Click to see our condo for
Click on James Tanner's Genealogy Star Blog for
his latest training and comments. (Link)
Let me know by e-mail of additional websites and
Blogs that offer assistance.
Websites and Genealogy Blogs to assist in learning:
Moon Training Videos on Family Tree
FamilySearch Community Forum - Help for
Beginners with FamilySearch Family Tree Questions
FamilyInsight at Yahoo Groups is a great place
to go for information after you sign up to learn
tons of information about PAF, FamilyInsight and any
new version currently being developed for
FamilySearch Family Tree.
Family History Consultants & Directors an additional
Yahoo Group is active and sharing questions and
answers pertaining to the FamilySearch Family Tree
Register for Training as a Consultant or
Priesthood Leader Now - take the lessons and begin
cleaning up your own families records. From this
experience you will be able to assist others.
Take the FamilySearch Family Tree Classes on-line.
See website for details.
Mesa Arizona FamilySearch Library - See website
for training schedule for Ward Family History
Consultants and Priesthood Leaders in English and
Here is a PowerPoint presentation of 69 slides on
Getting Ready for Family Search Temple Ready &
Cleaning up your Records... Click to download the
images (takes several minutes) then click on the
bottom right Slide "Show icon" and get started so
you will be ready.
Family History Resources by Miles Meyer,
Jacksonville, Florida East Stake - He has developed
this website to provide information on these
resources and to help family history consultants
develop training materials for their staff and ward
members. All of the files on this site are in Adobe
PDF format. If you would like the original documents
so you can edit them, let him know.
is testing a variety of products such as
Records Search, Family Tree, Standard Finder and
Research Wiki. Sign up as a beta tester and help
them develop even better products for future use.
- this tool assists you in finding your ancestors.
It offers information on how to find, use, and
analyze records of genealogical value for beginners,
intermediate and expert researchers.
FamilySearch Indexing - The Church plans to
place all of the records from Granite Mountain on
the web in a searchable database. You can volunteer
on this site to do indexing work. They are currently
looking for 10,000 English -Spanish speaking
volunteers to work on the Mexican census records.
Hopefully, within 7 years all microfilm records that
can be released will be digitized & indexed and on
the Internet website for use by everyone worldwide.
How is that for a miraculous project? If you
believe in miracles, why don't you become part of