Sunset Heights Multistake Family History Center

Staff Meeting September 12, 2017


 Welcome:  Brent Gardner

Opening Prayer:  Floyd Billings

Spiritual Thought: Bob Gunnell

Bob talked about one of his ancestors – Marie Madeleine Cardon of Torino, Italy. As a young child of 5 or 6 she had a dream or vision where 3 men came to her. These men told her they were missionaries of a restored church. These men told Marie that through her the Gospel would be accepted by her family. Marie was told that one day she would cross the ocean and also the land which would get her to Zion. She told her father about her dream. Then around 10 years later Marie’s father heard there were 3 men preaching some religion. He got excited because he remembered Marie’s dream. He sought these men out and found Lorenzo Snow preaching the Gospel. He and his family accepted the Gospel. The Lord uses many different ways to bring the Gospel into people’s life. And knowing these stories of our ancestors, we are strengthened in our testimonies and commitment to the Gospel. And sharing such stories is definitely part of doing Family History.


September 19, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, Larry Jensen, “Web Indexing”

October 3, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, Elder James Tanner, “Putting Trees on Different Sites”

October 9, 11:30 am, Moms and Tots

October 10, 7 pm, Staff Meeting

October 17, 11 am and 7 pm, Patron Class, “Family Search Apps”

October 31, Halloween, closed after 4 pm


Staffing Update:  Sherri Whiting from the Cherry Hills 7th ward is a newly called staff member. She is serving on the Friday morning shift.


Upcoming Needs for Substitutes


  1. Working with Patrons: Rod Cuthbert (Sub for Pat Cuthbert)

Rod reminded us of the importance of asking new patrons who come to the Center what they would like to accomplish. He also reminded us of the  training opportunities  for the youth on Wednesday evenings  and adult groups on Thursday evenings, by appointment.

Don Kimball then followed up with a flyer for us to disperse in our individual wards regarding the youth training which includes  a new 3-week series of  classes on Family Tree and a single evening class on Indexing. He enlisted our help in getting the word out.

2.  WiFi at the Center: Don Kimball

FHC Presentation – New Wireless Access Point – comp  

3.  Immigration and Citizenship Records: Carol Smith

FHC USCIS presentation – comp

Closing Prayer:  Brent Gardner



Please see our new blog at http://sunsetheightsfhc.wordpress.com/

Thanksgiving break is Wednesday November 24 through November 27, 2010.

Christmas break will be December 20 through January 1, 2011.

If a holiday vacation provides a research opportunity, please call Marilyn Thomsen and we will make arrangements.

We are sad  cancer ended Ellen Halladay’s service as the center’s director.  Our warm thoughts and wishes are with  her and her sweetheart Kevin as they battle her cancer and the side effects.  Marilyn Thomsen, the new director, is grateful that Lynda Sorensen and Don Engstrom have agreed to help fill Ellen’s big shoes.

We have a third person on each of the Tuesday and Friday morning shifts at the FHC – both are called as FHCs in their various Lakeview Wards. Karla Coltharp will be the extra person on the Tuesday morning shift, and Eileen Kraczek will be the extra person on the Friday morning shift. Both will be in charge of answering the door and getting people started.

We had a good lesson on the 9th, taught by Bro. Engstrom. A patron said it was just what was needed and said that she learned the most from his going thru the census for a particular individual. If you missed the lesson or would like a repeat, just come on Bro Engstrom’s shift – either Monday afternoon or Thursday morning – and he can show or tell you how to access the lesson on our network of self-training lessons.

This FHC blog has been changed to the first tab in Internet Explorer and other browsers. The purpose for this is because I need all staff members to regularly read the information on the blog; it contains info pertaining to your shifts and the operation of the center. Please catch up on all blog posts since the last time you served your shift and read the blog. This is going to be one of the best and quickest ways for me to share information and keep all staff members up to date about the FHC.

New FamilySearch and other FamilySearch sites can be found on the other tabs.