Temple and Family History Newsletter #4 (Feb. 7, 2022)


1.  Review the Elk Ridge Ward Temple & Family History Plan for 2022 by visiting https://elkridgepark.org/temple-and-family-history-plan-for-2022/.

2.  Upcoming Roots Tech Connect Conference.

When:  March 3-5, 2022

How Do I Register for RootsTech 2022?

Registration for RootsTech 2022 will open in September 2021. Visit RootsTech, and click on Subscribe for Updates to receive the RootsTech newsletter and to follow RootsTech on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global family history conference celebrating families across generations and cultures, and inspiring people of all ages to discover and share their memories and connections.  The online event is the largest of its kind.  Between the annual event and the expanding online video archives, RootsTech attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors globally, and is a great, free, source for learning.  RootsTech Connect 2022 will be free and entirely online.

3.  With the remodel of the Tabernacle, the Family History library will be temporarily relocated in the church building at 294 N. 100 E. in Logan.  Its future location will be at the Bishop’s Storehouse.  Current hours of operation are M-F noon to 5:00PM.  Enter South Door.  Contact phone number is 435-755-5594.


1.  We have arranged for a Youth Baptistry activity on April 19, 2022, at the 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm appointment times at the temple.  Keep dates clear.  More information will be coming from youth leaders.

2.  New sealing sessions for our ward are scheduled for April.  More information and sign-up sheets will be coming.  The last sealings we had 28 out of 30 attend.


Schedule an appointment at the Temple to do an ordinance.


Get started indexing today!

Steps to get started indexing:

Be sure you have your church login information.  If you haven’t opened an lds.org account, its easy, you’ll need your LDS member number to get it set up.  If you already have a lds.org username and password, you are ready to start!

  1. Go to familysearch.org website
  2. Sign in with your username and password
  3. Find the “indexing” tab and click on it
  4. Select “web indexing” from the drop-down menu
  5. Select “find batches” or “find project”
  6. Choose language, default is English
  7. Choose difficulty level (there are no beginning options right now, try intermediate)
  8. Choose a project and click on the “Index” button on the right-hand side
  9. Follow instructions on the pop-up window.  Be sure to read and follow the instructions.
  10. If batch seems too difficult, simply return the batch using the “batch” drop down menu and select “return batch”.  We have committee members and some experienced ward members that are happy to assist if you hit a roadblock.  Please contact Shaun Thomson or Gary & Ruth Ann Chambers with questions

If you are new to Indexing, on the Family Search Website, choose Indexing, then “Overview” and then select “Try a Guided Tour”.  This will give you a good overview and is a short tutorial.

Our ward goal is 2500 index names per quarter.