FamilySearch has created a series of new live social media events as an opportunity for the family history community to connect virtually. Instagram Live events will take place on Tuesday and Thursday and the Facebook Live events will take place on Wednesday while there are social limitations relating to COVID-19.
Tuesday, April 7, at 1 p.m. (Eastern time)
Topic: The Power of Stories
Wednesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. (Eastern time)
Topic: What’s New on FamilySearch
Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m. (Eastern time)
Topic: Family Tree
Follow FamilySearch on Instagram @FamilySearch and on Facebook (facebook.com/FamilySearch/) to receive notifications and reminders. Share your thoughts and experience with the series by using the hashtag #FamilySearchLive when you post.
To view the Instagram Live, follow these steps.
On mobile device:
*Open the Instagram app and go to the FamilySearch page. You can find the FamilySearch page by clicking on the magnifying glass icon (bottom-left corner) and typing “FamilySearch” into the search bar that appears.
*Once at the FamilySearch page, click on the FamilySearch profile picture in the top-left corner to view current or past Instagram Lives for up to 24 hours after the stream.
*You can also view current or past Instagram Lives by tapping on the IGTV icon (a square TV with a squiggle through the center), which you can find below the profile description and above the Instagram feed.
On Desktop: (Note: You can only view live Instagram streams on the mobile app, but the recordings will be uploaded and available via desktop. To access them, follow the instructions below.)
*Go to Instagram.com and then use the search-bar at the top of the screen to go to the FamilySearch page.
*Similar to mobile, either click on the profile picture or select the IGTV icon to watch past Instagram Lives.