Monday, April 13, 2020

Connect to the FamilySearch LiveStream Each Week

FamilySearch posted Connect While Social Distancing: Join the FamilySearch Live Community on 23 March 2020 but I missed it, and have not taken advantage of it.

I received this note from Paul Nauta of FamilySearch today:


I hope you and your loved ones are faring well with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to let you know FamilySearch has been exploring some fun and interesting ways to help individuals, families, and friends connect and deal with this difficult period of home confinements and social distancing. 

Since you like to keep up with the latest trends, I thought you'd like to know about two of our latest developments.  

First, is a new, growing resource of free, fun, personal and family activities to consider. Check it out. 

Second, FamilySearch has been holding dynamic livestreams on its social media (FamilySearch Facebook and FamilySearch Instagram).  

If you’ve missed any of the past events, you can catch up by watching them on the FamilySearch YouTube playlist

FamilySearch livestreams help our patrons connect on social media and invite others to be a part of a vibrant community to learn, share, and support each other during this time of isolation and increased social media consumption. The livestreams deliver warm, welcoming, and informative content from FamilySearch featuring new guests every week.  

We invite you to be more connected with FamilySearch and an online community that shares your  interests in family history and making new family discoveries. 

 The livestreams will occur three times a week for the foreseeable future. You can find them on Instagram on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. MDT, and Facebook every Wednesday at 4 p.m. MDT.  
  •   Instagram Tuesday guests focus on connecting with living family members, storytelling, and the importance of journaling and record keeping during this unusual time. 
  •   Instagram Thursday features guests from FamilySearch. They share tips and tricks and answer patron questions live. 
  •   FaceBook Wednesdays are primarily focused on product and research tips and are targeted for a more advanced family history audience.  

  Please join us and feel free to share this information with others.  


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