The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Arizona Family Discovery Days

Photo from Gina Steinacker 
This past Saturday, September 12th, was a busy day for family history conferences. I presented four sessions at the Ogden Family History Conference in Ogden, Utah. You can read about my sessions in this post: 2015 Ogden Family History Conference - Of Roots and Branches

Two of my blog readers participated in Family Discovery Days in Arizona.

Chris Sieler in the Sierra Vista Arizona area taught a class about Finding the Living Among the Dead. He utilized the resources from my Finding the Living blog page and from the session I taught at RootsTech this year. He directed his class to my blog as a resource. He also added to his presentation to ask your parents for leads in finding the living. Thanks Chris! That is a great idea! Thanks for reaching out to me!

Photo from Gina Steinacker 
Gina Steinacker in the Gilbert Arizona area put together a display for her stake's discovery day. She focused her display on inspiring people to do everyday family history. She shared with her stake my "Memory Jogger Monday" concept and she wrote her first Memory Jogger for the event. Great job Gina!

I shared with her the various websites that I am utilizing for my blog questions and my Pinterest board for Family History Decor.

I also shared with her some ideas from my "Linking the Generations" class that I teach. I will be incorporating that class information into future blog posts called "Gateway Moments". Watch for them.

I asked Gina to share with me pictures of her display so that I can share them with you. I love the quilt that the display is resting on.

Photo from Gina Steinacker 
Now her ideas can help influence others all around the world; not just her Arizona stake.

Her display is right: Family history is an everyday thing! It is not just about research. It is all around us. It is about everything we do. It is about everything we are.

Do we realize the moments everyday in which we can share family treasures with our families? What are the eternal family keepsakes you are sharing with your family every day?

Thanks Gina! It is great to have a new family history friend!

Photo from Gina Steinacker 

Photo from Gina Steinacker


  1. What great ideas for doing family history every day!

  2. Amy,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!