“We wish you peace and joy as you
connect with those closest to you. We remain committed to helping you discover
your story.” —Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch CEO
We at FamilySearch are excited to
share an upcoming new live social media series. This series will be an
opportunity for the family history community to connect virtually and interact while
many are practicing social distancing, quarantining, or even self-isolating.
Why a Social Media Series?
“Our stories matter. They are one
of the richest parts of family history. Sharing these stories can provide
comfort to us and to future generations as they face their own struggles.” —Steve
Family history is for everyone, every
day. It is just as important for us to take part fully in recording our stories
as it is to discover those people who came before us. This evolving series is
meant to help you do both of those things.
What Will the Series Include?
The series will include questions and
answers, beginner how-tos, record helps, FamilySearch and Family Tree app tips,
family stories, and more! We hope that in creating this series, we will be
able to help you find quick ways to stay involved with family history without
adding any burden.
We want to point out ways that you
are already succeeding and give a few tips along the way that can help you make
the most of this unprecedented time. We hope to help you find new ways to
record YOUR story, find inspiring stories of others in your family tree, and
share inspiring and encouraging messages along the way.
When Does It Start?
This series will begin this week with
our first Instagram live event on Tuesday, March 24, at 11:00 a.m. (mountain
time), and a Facebook live event on Thursday, March 26, at 3:00 p.m. (also mountain
Instagram live events will continue on
each Tuesday and Facebook live events will continue on each Thursday at the
same times while we endure the social limitations relating to COVID-19.
How Can I Participate?
Follow us on Instagram @FamilySearch
and on Facebook (facebook.com/FamilySearch/) to receive notifications and reminders. Share your thoughts and
experience with the series by using the hashtag #FamilySearchLive when you
Also, be sure to let us know in the
comments how we can help you during this time. We would especially like to hear
your responses to these sorts of questions:
We are here to support you. What questions do you have for us?
How can we help you while you are home?
What would you like to learn during this unprecedented time?
What questions do you have about the Family Tree or Memories apps?
We hope to grow along with you in
innovative ways as we discover, gather, and connect wherever we may be. We are
grateful for the technology we have that makes such discoveries and connections
possible in almost every circumstance.
Source: New on FamilySearch