Sister Fontaine, Bingham Creek Ward, Bingham Creek Stake (used by
I really enjoy my part in the Family History
program. I have three callings that work very well together: Ward
Sunday School Teacher (genealogy) at our Tri-Stake Center which is
our ward; Tri-Stake Consultant on Wednesday evening; and Stake Indexing
Leader. I have made appointments to speak in sacrament
meetings in each
of the wards in our stake (I have two to go) where I present the
importance of family research work and completing our loved ones temple
work. Then I explain the wonderful blessing that
indexing has been and
is to my research and those I help. My husband passes out
the meeting for me that has my phone numbers and email address. I
anyone that is interested in helping with the indexing to call me or
send me an email. So far we have just under 30 people
our stake in the indexing program. I love the indexing
program and the
simplicity of it. It just keeps getting better!
was the stake extraction leader doing the UDE
program (Philippine Marriage Records). I received a beautiful
blessing when I was set apart. My husband assists me.
the indexing came along, it was wonderful
because then I could find people who were interested and sign them
We have been doing indexing for two going on three months and have
indexed and arbitrated over 40,000 names.
new program of helping people in their homes
is slowly starting in my ward. They called someone who is
teaching a temple ready class right now. The nice thing is that
in the building that houses a tri-stake library. I teach a class
Sunday by getting each person on a computer searching and building a
PAF file. We have cleared hundreds of names for temple work for
members age 18 to 80.
the members find people on the internet, they
sit there and just cry. One sister had searched for over 20 years
her family with no success. She is a convert from England.
new indexed census records, marriage records, death records and birth
records she is back several generations. We are preparing her work to
submit to the temple now.
convert brings back the thrilling
experience of feeling his father with him through the entire session
and actually hearing him express his gratitude and encourage him to
keep looking for his other family members.
is going on a mission soon and came in to
search for one line that had previously been hard to find.
marvelous indexing of records, he was able to find and join this line
to his other lines. His family is thrilled to be doing the temple work.
could go on forever with success stories of
those searching out their families, but I am sure you have plenty to do.
you for your support and stories!