This year marks another milestone for the John Walker Family Organization. We embarked on a fundamental shift in the way we serve you and are excited to share our plans. First is our focus on original historic documentation. Second is our manner of communication, emphasizing social media. And third is publishing, both in traditional print and electronic formats, to provide you better access to information.

No one has felt the changing technology landscape more than we have. Family search, while no longer new to many of you, has fundamentally changed where we focus our efforts. Social media is changing how we communicate in a one-to-many fashion. And search optimization is helping more of you find us online, and more importantly finding relevant information you want online.

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The New Family Search and How It Changes Everything... well almost everythingImage

I recently became a Family History Consultant in our ward and eagerly waited for access to the New Family Search to be assigned. We are in a test area which requires advance approval and I was excited about the sneak preview.

I watched the Introduction with interest, it explained how the Church combined its core Genealogy Records, namely the Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource Files, The International Genealogical Index, Church Records, and Church Temple Records into one massive data base.

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