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“New Family Search Best Practices – How to Survive in the Trenches”

Laurie Castillo

Categories: LDS, IR

Talk Abstract:
There are many day-to-day issues facing genealogists today, including new FamilySearch. This presentation is designed to help with practical information that will clarify the best approach to dealing with things like: Do I need to keep a personal database? What contact information should I post? What do I need to know about Family Ordinance Requests (FORs) and Ordinance Cards? How can I correct information on an Ordinance Card? How can I get help with Temple Ordinances? Where can I get the latest information on how NFS works? Where can I find out about software that is compatible with NFS?

Speaker Bio:
A mother and grandmother first, Laurie works as a professional researcher, speaker and free-lance writer. Currently serving at the BYU Family History Center, she has been a consultant and teacher there for 20 years. She also served 8 years as a trainer of consultants at BYU and 7 years as an LDS Family History Missionary Trainer for those called to staff Family History Centers around the World. Other Family History service opportunities included three years as Stake Family Records Extraction Coordinator and 20 years as Ward Family History Consultant. She has spent 18+ years as a Family File volunteer, first at the Provo and then at the Mount Timpanogos Temples. Laurie is Past President of the Utah Valley Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association and former vice-president and member of the Board of Directors of UGA. She currently serves with the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group where she is First Vice President and teaches and writes about family history research on the Internet. Her research specialties include: German, Swedish, Dutch, early LDS, and the U.S. regions of New England, Mid-West and the Western Frontier. She loves to teach people how to maximize their research time and effort by using all the Internet has to offer.

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