Family History Consulting

Free for members of the Berryville Ward.

PROBLEM - Not sure of your next step? Stuck? Feel overwhelmed? Hope Grandma did all the family history? Got Grandma’s boxes when she departed? Have 12+ year old kids who want to do family history with you? Have a friend who’s interested in Family History and you want to help them? Just need help?

MEET your FREE WARD COACH - Family history is easier with a guide. Kids had parents to coach phases of crawl, walk and run. Luke Skywalker had Yoda. In addition to the Holy Ghost, you have us Ward Family History Consultants. We’ve been where you are now. Our years of genealogy success can help you succeed. We’ll help only where you need it. No classes, no group-paced work, no figuring out how to apply class work alone. Just one-on-one application for your specific situation.

HERE A LITTLE, THERE A LITTLE - We can help you step forward in faith to succeed little by little, one thing at a time. Feel better by doing small & simple things. Great things come to pass over time, so don’t give up. We can help you start!

NO TIME? - Meet VIRTUALLY (screen share & phone) weeknights after little ones are in bed from 8-9 pm. Or we can meet at the family history center on weekends (Sat 10-2, Sun 1-4). Adjust to busy schedules.

A PLAN - We’ll invite and help you set a 1-2 achievable goals. See a clear goal squash procrastination. We can help you plan to reach the goal. We’ll ask about your current context (i.e. knowledge & skills, what’s done so far) and challenges, and tailor assistance for you to take the next step. This is personalized, one-on-one, as you move forward in bite-sized chunks of effort.

REWARD - Imagine you’re in the temple performing an ordinance for one of your own. We’ve had these blessings and are excited to share as you experience being a savior to your people. Feel guilt-free because you’re now taking small steps in the right direction. See in your mind’s eye your ancestors sharing their love and appreciation for you helping them with mortal ordinances after you pass on.

CALL TO ACT (versus be acted upon) - When you’re ready, we stand-by ready to coach you one-on-one. We’ll invite the Spirit to help us together and start with small successes. You can do this too! You’re invited to SIGN-UP TODAY. Text "Help me succeed in Family History" to 407-603-5208 or email me (see ward list), or call evenings or weekends. Let’s arrange your first one-on-one session TODAY.

Liken scripture unto ourselves:

  • And we did take courage with our small [knowledge/skill in family history] which we had received, and were fixed with a determination to [make progress]. (Alma 58:12)

  • "And he said, How can I, except some man [Ward Consultant] should guide me?" (Acts 8:31)

  • "Reap while the day lasts" (D&C 6:3)

  • In family history, don’t feel like a vessel "tossed about upon the waves, without sail or anchor, or without anything wherewith to steer her."


Some people:

  • Cannot yet make Family Search do what they want — When invited, we can see inside your part of the familysearch tree to help you

  • Interview & audio record their living relatives — we can help you learn to capture, edit and post to

  • Have paper photos of relatives — we can help you scan, edit and post them to so they are not lost forever

  • Aren’t sure how to stay on track — we can show you ways to track progress towards a family history goal

  • Publish their own life story to their family — we can show you how to make such a paper book or eBook

  • Want to help type text in digitized records — We can show you how to help with indexing

  • Have not yet taken their own family to the temple — We can help find people to go with you and show you how easy it is

  • No worries. We’ll only show you what you need to make progress, precept upon precept, skill upon skill.