Temple and Family History Course Materials


The Temple and Family History Course is a beginning-level class designed to help Church members start their family history research and perform temple ordinances for their ancestors. The doctrines related to temple and family history work provide the foundation for the lessons. Individuals who are already engaged in temple and family history work can also benefit from the course by learning about additional resources that are available.

Complete Manuals

Instructor’s GuideMember’s GuideAll VideosLesson Materials
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Lesson Videos

LessonVideo TitleWatch Videos
Lesson 1: The Purpose of Temple and Family History WorkSaviors on Mount Zion (3:38)
To Turn the Hearts (4:15)
Lesson 2: Getting StartedBegin Your Family History (3:24)
Follow the Spirit (6:35)
Lesson 3: Gathering Information from HomeInformation Needed for Temple Work (5:51)
Gathering Information from Home (7:02)
Lesson 4: Recording Family History InformationUsing Pedigree Charts and Family Group Records (4:44)
Lesson 5: Gathering Information from FamilyGathering Information from Family (5:14)
Family History Interviews (5:42)
Lesson 6: Gathering Information from Public RecordsIntroduction to Public Records (5:22)
Gathering Information from Public Records (5:55)
Lesson 7: Providing Temple OrdinancesSubmitting Names to the Temple (5:57)
Blessings of Temple and Family History Work (5:47)

Workshops

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Workshop 1: Registering on the FamilySearch Internet SitePDF
Workshop 2: Adding Information to the FamilySearch Internet SitePDF
Workshop 3: Preparing Names for Temple OrdinancesPDF

Appendices

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Appendix A: FormsPDF
Appendix B: Questions for Interviewing Family MembersPDF
Appendix C: Record Selection TablePDF