Sandra West Thompson;[edit | edit source]
I am a full time missionary from Ogden UT. I have been working as a trainer in FamilySearch for 4 months at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City UT. As the coordinator for the new missionary training in the Hosting Zone, I trained new missionaries, both FTM and CSM in classes daily, and created and printed the monthly missionary class calendar which is distributed throughout the Mission. I was also asked to update the 'N' drive and the Intranet for the Hosting Zone.
While I worked at the IRS until retirement in January 2013 I learned Excel and other computer programs needed as a manager. In 2001 I took a class at Weber State Institute in PAF and started my personal family history work. Eventually I changed to FamilySearch but did not realize the importance of sourcing the people in my family line. In 2009 I started Indexing. This had a more powerful impact on my time on Sundays than doing family search. When I had entered the mission field in April I had indexed up to 4000 names. Considering the only time I had was Sunday I felt pleased.
For my Wiki work on Family History Centers, I report to Nathan Murphy