In the News
June 2012

“In the News,” Ensign, June 2012, 78

In the News

Elder Steven E. Snow Called as Church Historian

The First Presidency recently announced the call of Elder Steven E. Snow of the Presidency of the Seventy as Church Historian and Recorder, a role previously filled by Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy.

Elder Snow has been released from the Presidency of the Seventy, and Elder Jensen will be given emeritus status at the October 2012 general conference.

Until then, Elder Snow and Elder Jensen will work together for training and transition purposes.

FamilySearch Indexing App Now Available

The free FamilySearch Indexing app for iPhone and iPad users now helps individuals preserve and share precious genealogical records from around the world on mobile devices.

The app is available for download from the Apple App Store (iOS devices) or Google Play (Android version). 

Available in English and Spanish, the app allows users to view image snippets—a name, a place, or other relevant piece of information—from handwritten historical documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, or census records. Individuals simply transcribe (index) what they see, and the FamilySearch indexing system adds the data to the collection of free genealogy records available at FamilySearch.org.

BYU Campus Education Week Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Brigham Young University will present its annual Campus Education Week, now in its 90th year, from August 13 to 17 in Provo, Utah, USA.

This year’s theme, taken from Proverbs 29:18, is, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”

The program will feature more than 1,000 classes presented by BYU faculty members, seminary and institute instructors, and other professionals on subjects such as education, family relations, genealogy, health, history, marriage, religion, and science, as well as classes of special interest to youth ages 14 and over. Registration and other information can be found at ce.byu.edu/edweek.

Elder Steven E. Snow will step completely into the role of Church Historian and Recorder later this year.

The new FamilySearch Indexing app will allow more individuals to contribute to family history research on a small or large scale.