As we get closer to the "finish line" (July 25 website release) for The Family History Guide, the enthusiasm is picking up strongly. We just presented The Family History Guide (FHG) to the UVTAGG (Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group - sorry about all the acronyms in this sentence ...) The response was overwhelmingly positive, with many attendees remarking that this is just what they had been looking for to help with family history training.
The FHG has also been put through a blitz of activity at the Sandy Granite Family History Center, with over 50 consultants finishing the initial phase of training on the site, with several rounds to come. Response has been likewise very positive, both for consultants and individual learners.
And noted genealogist James Tanner had some interesting comments about the solid instructional design of the site and its potential for helping learners get engaged with family history. His blog posting is available here: http://rejoiceandbeexceedingglad.blogspot.com/2015/07/beta-release-of-family-history-guide.html
To us, these events have been quite encouraging - when people see The Family History Guide in action, they begin to see more possibilities for what they can do. And that's exactly what we were hoping for.
Next milestone: adding The Family History Guide to the FamilySearch App Gallery, which should happen sometime after July 18. We'll keep you updated in our next blog posting.
CEO, The Family History Guide, LLC
PS - Even though we are crossing the "finish line" in a few weeks, our work is never done ... just like genealogy research!