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“Youth as Temple and Family History Consultants”

Marilyn Thomsen
8/8/20

Talk Abstract:
At the 2020 RootsTech Elder Bednar said “youth don’t need to listen to adults tell them how great this work is, or your turn is coming. They need to be anxiously engaged in this work right now to move it across the world.” Marilyn Thomsen will provide some real examples and tips for wards to actively use and empower their youth as consultants. Count on the blessings resulting from youth doing family history.

Speaker Bio:
Marilyn Thomsen is an enthusiastic teacher and a confessed snoop, who loves helping uncover secrets hiding in family trees. She served an Internship at Georgia’s National Archive Regional Center to complete her BA from BYU (’05) with a Family History focus on US Southern research. Twice she won BYU’s Family History of the Year Award researching and writing about her Pioneer ancestors. She has served as a Church Family History Service Missionary in the Salt Lake Family History Library and in the FamilySearch’s Facebook Community. Her husband Richard and Marilyn love traveling and have researched family in the Southern USA, Isle of Man, Ireland, Denmark and England. Currently, they are Family History Center directors and love involving their grandchildren in family history. For the last year, Marilyn has been the editor of UVTAGG’s newsletter, TAGGology.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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