The Youth Committee for Genealogy of the Mesquite Nevada Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a special fireside Sunday, Nov. 29. Brayton Tobler, president of the Youth Committee, addressed the nearly one hundred youth, parents and leaders in attendance and challenged them to increase their efforts in the work of indexing records from public archives.
Young men and women from ages 12 to 18 years are engaging in the project of gathering information from records such as birth certificates, obituaries, draft registrations, ship’s manifests, marriage licenses, and census records. Because of their knowledge and skills at using computers and electronic devices young people are naturals in lending assistance in the work being done in providing information for people seeking their ancestors.
Once these records are indexed they are made available free to the public on sites such as Family Search and Ancestry.com. Assistance to the public in searching family histories can be accessed locally by going to mesquitefsc.weebly.com. The local Family Search Center is at 100 North Arrowhead Lane. The phone number is 702-346-2342