Policies and Announcements

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“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, 112

Policies and Announcements

The following statement was released by the First Presidency.

Conferences and Encampments for Young Men and Young Women. Conferences and encampments (including Scouting) for young men and young women should not be planned on a multi-regional basis. This same policy applies to activities for single adults. Activities are generally more effective if they are held on a local basis and if unusually large numbers of participants are not involved. Regular local activities, well planned and administered, meet needs better than those carried out on an occasional basis on a larger scale.

Any proposed activities that extend beyond the regional level must be approved by the appropriate Area Presidency, the Executive Council to which the Area Presidency reports, and in the Priesthood Executive Council.

The following item is from the September 1984 Bulletin.

Family Registry Available for Research. The Family Registry is a listing of more than sixty thousand family organizations and active researchers who are willing to coordinate research efforts and share information. This new service is designed to help members coordinate their genealogical research efforts and thereby avoid duplicating efforts and expenses.

This is a valuable new resource that can help members fulfill their genealogical responsibilities. It will help them coordinate research efforts and expenses with other researchers. And, since genealogical research is more easily accomplished within the framework of a family organization, the Family Registry will also help members locate family organizations or those wishing to form them.

The Family Registry is accessible through any branch genealogical library or at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City. It is indexed by the name of the deceased ancestor around whom the research or family organization is organized. Library staff can help members search the Family Registry. The Genealogical Department also accepts inquiries.

In addition to searching the file, active researchers and ancestral family organizations are encouraged to register with the Family Registry. There is no fee to register. Registration forms can be obtained from any branch genealogical library or from the Salt Lake Distribution Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104.