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Black History Month a time to reflect

TALLAHASSEE – For the people who operate FamilySearch, a family history and genealogical records website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, every month is Black History Month – not just when February rolls around on the calendar – and the interest is not limited to the Black community. “Black History Month is a learning opportunity for all people,” said Kayla Jackson, FamilySearch marketing coordinator. “We want to highlight those stories to help people understand how Black narratives are interwoven and integrated into American history.” Delois Hollinger and Tichaona Matewa of Tallahassee, two [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:02:24-04:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: General, News, News Release|Tags: , , |

RootsTech global family history event goes virtual

TALLAHASSEE – Family history, or genealogy, is the second most popular hobby in the U.S. (after gardening) and the second most visited category of websites (after adult content), according to ABC News. Which is why RootsTech, an annual family history conference, has emerged as the leading gathering of family history experts in the world. This year, due to the global pandemic, RootsTech will be virtual and free to the public. Scheduled for Feb. 25-27, RootsTech Connect will bring national experts on searching ancestry to the comfort of your home via personal computer, laptop, or phone. Shari and [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:03:03-04:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , , |

Local family history consultant to attend international RootsTech event

Local family history consultant to attend international RootsTech event TALLAHASSEE – Courtney Newton, a Tallahassee resident and family history consultant for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be in Salt Lake City, Utah Feb. 26-29 for RootsTech 2020, one of the largest family history conferences in the world, drawing attendees from all 50 states and 40 different countries. Newton will be one of 26,000 attendees at the more than 300 breakout sessions. RootsTech demonstrates that the pursuit of family history isn’t just about dusty records and visits to cemeteries. It’s about photos, [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:14:13-04:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Family History, News|Tags: , |

Gospel learning a focus for young Latter-day Saints

For young Latter-day Saints, gospel learning is not just a Sunday thing TALLAHASSEE – High school and college-age members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tallahassee area know a little bit about burning the candle at both ends. High school students participate in the church’s Early Morning Seminary program and college students take weeknight classes as part of the church’s Institute of Religion program to facilitate gospel learning. Church congregations in Tallahassee (seven), Thomasville, Cairo, Perry, Crawfordville, Quincy, and Madison participate in early morning seminary classes starting at 6 [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:16:11-04:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Gospel Learning, News|Tags: , |

Local members seek to ‘Light the World’

Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints seek to ‘Light the World’ TALLAHASSEE – Local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will take part in the Church’s ‘Light the World’ campaign, which kicks off Dec. 1. Local congregations include seven in Tallahassee and units in Crawfordville, Madison, Perry, Quincy, Thomasville, Ga. and Cairo, Ga. Participants are encouraged to think of someone every day who they can help or invite, and serve as the Savior did, one by one. “Light the World presents marvelous opportunities to invite friends [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:16:52-04:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: News, News Release|Tags: , |

Sewing group knitting a patchwork of Christlike service

Service projects have included NICU quilts and breast cancer pillows TALLAHASSEE – On the second Tuesday of each month, women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gather for a sewing group session at their meetinghouse at 5455 Buck Lake Road. But this isn’t just any sewing club. The women are knitting a patchwork of Christlike service in the projects they undertake. Jeannie Campbell, one of the group’s organizers, said the group has been meeting for almost two years and they have already made a difference. “Our first project was Newborn Intensive Care [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:17:35-04:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News, News Release|Tags: , |

Quincy branch to host family history classes

Twice a month classes are free to the public Quincy – The Quincy Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 816 S. Pat Thomas Parkway, will host free family history classes for the public starting Nov. 13. The classes are scheduled for the second and third Wednesdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Quincy Branch, believes family history research connects the generations. “We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:18:16-04:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Perry church to host family history classes

September 19, 2019 Perry – The Perry Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1566 W. Julia Street (CR 609), will host free family history classes for the public starting October 3rd at 7 p.m. The classes are scheduled weekly on Thursdays. Charles Watson, director of the Tallahassee Family History Center, which supports the Perry Branch, believes family history research connects the generations. “We believe families are the foundation of our society. Researching our families is a way to link one generation to another,” he said. Class attendees will be introduced to FamilySearch, [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:21:26-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Family History Discovery Day offers variety of class topics

May 4 event will feature 18 classes at family history center April 19, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – TALLAHASSEE – Presenters at this year’s Family History Discovery Day range from a Native American member of the Muscogee Nation to a pair of Alex Haley disciples who are members of the Tallahassee African-American Genealogical Society. “We have something for everyone when it comes to family history research,” said Charles Watson, director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center located at 312 Stadium Drive. The May 4 Family History Discovery Day features 18 classes designed [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:22:11-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |
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