Mark has been active in documenting family history – for his own family as well as for scores of friends and acquaintances – for the past 30 years. Over the past ten years, he has made over 350,000 contributions to FamilySearch. He participated as an instructor in the GenealogyKC event in 2022 and has taught several other family history classes in the Kansas City region over the past two years. From 2019-2021, Mark served together with his wife as an Area Temple & Family History Consultant for The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints assisting people throughout eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware, and parts of Maryland. During that time, they also hosted weekly “live” (and recorded) family history instructional sessions on Facebook and YouTube.
Learn How to Make the Most of Audio Memories to Preserve and Share Family History in FamilySearch – Mark Nye; Basic; (Friday at 3:15 PM)
Older family members often believe that their children and grandchildren don’t want to take time to “hear their stories” and life experiences. Let’s fix that! It’s easy, short, and VERY fun. Learn about several creative ideas for capturing audio Memories in FamilySearch.
Learn How to Make the Most of Digital Newspapers to “Harvest” More Information about Your Family – Mark Nye; Basic; (Friday at 2:00 PM)
Learn how to leverage digital newspapers to multiply and enlarge upon those memories carefully clipped and preserved by your “proverbial great aunt.” You, too, can learn to “harvest” family history information “like a combine” rather than getting bogged down “looking for the old needle in a haystack.” Learn the standards for properly uploading Memories to FamilySearch.
Learn How to Make the Most of Photographic Memories to Preserve and Share Family History in FamilySearch
– Mark Nye; Basic; (Friday at 10:15 AM)
Photographs can touch our hearts as they capture the good in the world. The memories of positive experiences can be recalled through pictures showing personality, love, and laughter. They can also help us feel compassion for the life experiences of others and honor the courage they had to keep going forward. Learn important tips for achieving the greatest benefits when posting photographs to FamilySearch.
Learn Various Ways in FamilySearch to Find and Identify Family Members Who Need Their Temple Ordinances Performed – Mark Nye; Basic; (Saturday at 10:15AM)
This class is specific for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “No work is more of a protection to this church than temple and the [family history] research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work gives us more power.” (President Boyd K. Packer noted.) Better understand the temple ordinance reservation policy. Learn various methods to reserve, request, print and or share temple ordinances. Learn how to monitor your activities and contributions.