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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: , |

Idaho couple has dedicated three years to family history

Will conduct April 13 Tallahassee workshops April 3, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – Tom and Irene Price of Rexburg, Idaho are family history road warriors. The senior volunteers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, based in Atmore, Alabama, spend their time traveling the region giving presentations about family history. They started their volunteer work in November 2015 and are currently working on their second 18-month volunteer stint. They will return to Idaho in May. Before retirement, Price worked in computer software development and later started a passenger transportation company. The couple have nine children [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:23:00-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Family History, News, News Release|Tags: , |

Ellis Island Records Now Available Online

This is my great-great-grandfather, Jens Nielsen Skousen. On May 20, 1862, with the Civil War raging to the south, he, his wife and several hundred other Danish immigrants sailed into New York harbor and disembarked at Castle Garden in Manhattan, following their sea journey of about six weeks. They had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and were obeying their prophet’s direction to “gather to Zion.” Castle Garden was operated by New York State, and was eventually the point of entry for more than eight million immigrants. However, with growing numbers of immigrants [...]

By |2020-10-31T16:23:42-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Family History, News|Tags: , , |
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