I wanted to look up the option for printing a family tree fan. Totally cool! This is the simple one from FamilySearch.org. Simple.“Remember that the names which will be so difficult to find are of real people to whom you owe your existence in this world and whom you will meet again in the spirit world. When you were baptized, your ancestors looked down on you with hope. Perhaps after centuries, they rejoiced to see one of their descendants make a covenant to find them and to offer them freedom. In your reunion, you will see in their eyes either gratitude or terrible disappointment. Their hearts are bound to you. Their hope is in your hands. You will have more than your own strength as you choose to labor on to find them.” —Henry B. Eyring, “Hearts Bound Together,” Ensign, May 2005
Miss Hannah told me she LOVES family history stuff. She loves seeing all the names and pictures and knowing about the people. I’m excited to figure out what we’re doing and get our family going with this. It may take a few years to figure it out and get the kids involved.
The 6th ward did the neatest youth conference. They set a goal for the youth to research and take 250 family names to the temple for baptisms. They learned how to research from a sister in the ward who works at the family history library in SLC. Some of the youth were completely caught up in the family history work. So neat! I saw their goal and thought they had aimed waaaaay too high. Little did I know (doubting Heather!) that they would exceed their goal by almost 20 names. The youth picked 4 temples to go to over a period of a few days and they did the baptisms. Super way to teach the youth!
I think Hannah will find this word cloud interesting. These names come from Smith & Price lines. The larger the word, the more common it is on the family tree. “Do you young people want a sure way to eliminate the influence of the adversary in your life? Immerse yourself in searching for your ancestors, prepare their names for the sacred vicarious ordinances available in the temple, and then go to the temple to stand as proxy for them to receive the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. As you grow older, you will be able to participate in receiving the other ordinances as well. I can think of no greater protection from the influence of the adversary in your life.” – Elder Scott Oct 2012, The Joy of Redeeming the Dead
I love this stuff. It inspires my heart. Now, I just need to figure out what I’m doing and how to research. Once we get our chart linked together appropriately, I want to print both Smith & Price lines on a huge fan to hang in the home. Hearts of the children turn to their fathers!