Dissolving Family History Center

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Dissolving Family History Center

Postby mlh78 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:10 pm

I have been tasked with finding out how to dissolve a family history center. One of our wards has a family history center with no activity. The stake president wants to have it dissolved or become dependent on the ward. I cannot find any procedures for doing this. Any help would be appreciated.

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:21 pm

The first step is to find out if this is a real FHC, or something dreamed up by the local leaders. A real FHC has a separate unit number and shows up in the CDOL.

Family History Centers are actually run by a subsidiary of the church. It used to be called the "Genealogy Society of Utah" but I think they changed their name to "FamilySearch". Assuming this is a real FHC, you'll need to talk with the Family History Department. You can call CHQ and ask to be connected to them.

I should warn you that it's very difficult to create a FHC. They also have resources that you can't get from home. So I'd think about the closing very carefully. The Internet has not made them obsolete.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby mlh78 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:38 pm

It is a real FHC. I discovered that it can be closed with a simple email message from the stake president.


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