FamilySearch.org offers many ways to discover ancestors. Below is a list of the email campaigns and discovery activities that FamilySearch has created to help users discover interesting facts about ancestors, including their occupations, obituaries, headstones, and how much we look like our ancestors. Many of these activities are perfect for youth activities or for helping children become acquainted with ancestors for the first time. How does it work? If you have an account with FamilySearch and have added your parents, grandparent, and linked in to ancestors in the collaborative family tree, then you will be able to make discoveries with...
How can you find out if your female ancestors helped build the early Relief Society organization? I happened upon this FamilySearch campaign and it really changed my view of Relief Society and womanhood in general. Learning about my early Relief Society ancestors helped me with many of my own concerns about being a woman in today's society. Read about that here: What I learned about feminism from my remarkable Relief Society ancestors. Step 1: FamilySearch Campaign Go to FamilySearch.org/ReliefSociety. When you sign in, you’ll see a list of women in your family tree who participated in early Relief Society meetings....
In a world where womanhood, motherhood, and feminism are often discussed by opinionated and conflicting voices, I’m constantly pondering questions about a woman’s role in society. Do I need a career to make a valuable contribution to the world? Is my service at home looked down upon? How can I balance homemaking with raising with my children? When my children are grown, what will be my work? What is a woman's role in the church? I found inspiration and answers to questions this week when I learned about my female ancestors' membership in the Relief Society of Nauvoo. Relief Society is an...
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