Singles Activities:   1. Anytime Activities and Games   2. Plan-Ahead Activities   3. Making Family History   4. Documenting the Past   5. Social Media Activities   6. Service Activities   7. Activities for Research   8. LDS Activities     Resources for Helping Others     Family     Youth     Children SEARCH

Singles Activities

Singles can experience
the joys of family history

* Singles  |   Family  |   Youth  |   Children

Nothing makes family history more meaningful than personal involvement. If you are a single adult (with or without children), your life (and the lives of those you love) can be enriched through family history activities. Check out the activities on this page for ideas to get started.

1. Anytime Activities

Overview: When schedules are sometimes hectic, it's nice to have some quick and easy ways to strengthen family history connections and relationships. Take a look at the ideas on this page, and see what fits you and your current situation. In addition, check out the Family Activities page for what may be fun and helpful for you, your family members, and your friends. (Blog)

2. Plan-Ahead Activities

Overview: Planning family history activities ahead of time (and with a specific purpose) is a way to make sure we are celebrating both the past and the present. Priority planning helps us bring family history to the top of the list and enjoy activities with our loved ones that make a difference in their lives and in ours.

3. Making Family History

Overview: According to the production team of the Make History website, making family history is two-fold: 1) Make something new that documents, creates, or contributes to your family history, and 2) Make something of yourself that enhances or contributes to your family legacy.

4. Documenting the Past

Overview: All of us can help in the quest to preserve the past. "A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to our lives.” Dennis B. Neuenschwander

5. Social Media Activities

Overview: If you don’t already know how, consider learning to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Marco Polo for family history.

6. Service Activities

Overview: You can experience a unique type of joy by giving service to others through family history activities.

7. Activities for Research

Overview With literally hundreds of family history apps available to help you do your family history research, it's important to know which ones give you the best bang for the buck.

8. LDS Family History Activities

Overview: Family history activities and service can help provide a sense of belonging and can promote unity within your family, your ward family, your friend groups, and with your ancestors.

Note to Young Adults : You are a part of the "rising generations" spoken of in Doctrine and Covenants 69:8. As with every new generation, you have unique gifts and opportunities. Included in those opportunities is your chance to become involved at an early age with family history and temple work. Family history activities and service can help provide a sense of belonging and can promote unity with your family, your ward family, and with your ancestors.

Resources to Help Others

This section provides tips and resources for motivating and helping others in family history.

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