Family history research can feel like you’re facing a giant as overwhelming as Goliath. Whatever your level of experience, the TamingGoliath website can help.

We offer printed resources and free online classes to help you quickly gain skill and confidence as a family history researcher. Complete a class or class series at home, in small group classes organized by your Ward, or at a regional Family History Center.

Developed for LDS Church family history researchers in West Richland Stake, Washington, these resources may be utilized by researchers of any faith, though occasionally provided content may not apply.


Discover what we offer here:

   Write your life story

   An Hour a Week for Family History

   Records indexing classes and support for LDS Researchers

   Other Research Partners

To download an item to your computer, click the blue button to the left of the item. Open your downloads folder. Save the item to the location you prefer on your computer. Preview the document in portrait and in landscape mode to see which is preferred, and print in either color or black/white.

These resources are developed and offered in a grassroots collaborative effort by unpaid volunteers of our local community. We welcome the chance to share with you what we have learned about family history research through our combined experience and the guidance from our mentors. Information provided was believed current when a class was videotaped. Provided resources have not been reviewed, or endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  Henry B. Eyrings April 2017 Conference Talk On Family History!

* If you need to download any of the video's in the series, please contact Mike Goodmansen,  (509) 845-0044

Host: West Richland Stake, WA, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Stake President: Brent Pulsipher; High Council Advisor: Jim Bell

Resource Coordinator: Mike Goodmansen, Stake Indexing Director (509) 845-0044

Presenters and authors of printed resources, Carol Devine (509) 967-04589

Website Manager: Dale Ballard: Report a broken link,  (509) 582-6346



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