“What is the secret sauce that holds a family together? What are the ingredients that make some families effective, resilient, and happy?” The “ingredients,” he wrote, are the whos, whats, whens, wheres, whys, and hows of your family—your family’s story. This secret sauce is available to every family. It has been cooking for generations.
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It’s that time of year when there is plenty of planning for family reunions. What thoughts stir in your brain when you hear those two simple words – family reunion? For me there are many and they are mixed with happiness and a touch of anxiety. I know, I know, no one wants to be that family member who people want to run and hide from when they arrive because they’re the “family history person.” But folks, we should all be “that family history person” and incorporate some stories and history into the day. How, you ask? Let’s talk about it.
As the Native American population ages, FamilySearch seeks to record vibrant, oral histories with Natives in order to help preserve their history, language, culture, and genealogy.
Real Man Behind Oscar-nominated Film ‘Lion’ Tells Why it’s Important to Share Even Difficult Personal Stories
If you haven’t seen the 2016 film Lion, the emotional and gripping tale of a young Indian boy separated from his family and his long journey to find them again, you are missing out. There is a reason this film earned six Academy Award nominations including best picture, but this past weekend at RootsTech when the real Saroo Brierly—whose story the film chronicles—came to speak, he shared that it was a story he was initially very hesitant to share with anyone.
“We are the Gatherers”: Elder and Sister Bednar’s Practical Advice on How We Can Personalize the Gathering of Israel
In their keynote address at this year’s Family Discovery Day as part of the RootsTech Conference, Elder David A. and Sister Susan Bednar shared practical insights that can help to personalize our role in the gathering of Israel; a concept that may otherwise seem too big to comprehend. As they said again and again in their address, "you can do this," here's how.
On Thursday, February 28, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson, and Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak in a live-streamed event on family history. Here's how you can participate.