Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photo Report of Visit of Ty Davies and Derek Dobson

Background Information
Two brethren from FamilySearch headquarters came to the LDS Service Center in Bangkok Thailand on Wed. 19 and Thu. 20.   These brethren were:
1.      Ty Davies, Family Search Director, Program Manager, and
2.      Derek Dobson, FamilySearch Senior Product Manager, Asia Pacific
The purpose of the visit was to: (Note: purpose was adjusted as information unfolded)
a)      Determine if the Thai translation was correct for the all Thai “Family Booklet” online version of My Family booklet.  That is, did the Thai instruction and layout make sense to a Thai as written in Thai.
b)      Interview Thai people about navigating in Family Booklet and asking for suggestions of clarification and improvement.
c)      Determine the challenges of a Thai person (with little or no English ability) of logging on to FamilySearch and on to Family Booklet.
Brothers Davies and Dobson took notes on their laptops.  This is not a record of what they learned, but a photo record of their visit. 
Proposed Agenda
Persons that attended both days of meetings were:  Derek Dobson, Ty Davies, and Elder and Sister Moleff.
Wednesday 19 Nov
  • 8:00 am: Introductions at Service Center
  • 8:30 am: Meeting with Ice
  • 10:00 am: Meeting with Som
  • 11:00 am: Meeting with President Senior
  • 11:30 am: 1/2 hour lunch
  • 12:00 noon: Travis - also has many questions
  • 1:00 pm: Meeting with Supreda
  • 2:00 pm: Travel from Service Center to Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health.  Teach how to register as a non-member and different options for entering data.
  • 4:30 pm: Leave from Queen Sirikit to Asoke Building
  • 5:30 pm: Set-up for 6 pm Fireside at Asoke Family History Center
  • 6:00 pm: Start Workshop at Asoke Family History Center
Thursday 20 Nov:
  • 8:30 am: Meet at the Asoke Building (Note: Those that input at Asoke may not speak or read English or have previously been on FamilySearch or know how to use a computer).
  • Sister Petchfa will be our translator.
  • 9:00 am: Sister Supawadee Thai-Ngoen
  • 10:00 am: Sister Tan
  • 11:00 am: Sister Soontree
  • 12 noon: Lunch and free time till 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 pm: Be at Service Center for "Lessons Learned" and prepare to leave for Changwattana
  • 4:30 pm: Leave for Changwattana Building Family History Center
  • 5:30 pm:  Set-up for meeting in High Council room
  • 6:00 pm:  Start Workshop.  This meeting will be videotaped.
At Service Center 19 Nov 2014

Ty Davies, Sister Wan Thailand Family History Advisor, Derek Dobson, E/S Moleff

Derek Dobson, Ty Davies, Ice

Ty Davis, Sister Som, Derek Dobson

President Senior, Sister Moleff, Ty Davies, Derek Dobson

Meeting at Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH) 

Copy of email: We accept Doctor Siraporn Sawasdivorn kind invitation to come to the QSNICH on 19 November from 15:00-17:00 pm to teach about FamilySearch. We will be ready to leave at 2:00 pm.
Dr. Siraporn Sawasdivorn was one of 4-receiptants of the LDS Family Values Award in 2014, and was impressed with the Family History display at program.  She has invited Elder and Sister Moleff to teach her staff about FamilySearch.  We gave out 20 My Family Booklets at the presentation.  She has requested an additional 125 My Family booklets.

Sign outside of QSNICH acknowledging our visit
Presenting FamilySearch and answering questions

Derek Dobson instructing QSNICH employee how to register on FamilySearch

L-t-R: E/S Smith, Sister Moleff, 
 Doctor Siraporn Sawasdivorn Director of QSNICH, Elder Moleff, Ty Davies, and Derek Dobson
 At Asoke Chapel Family History Center 20 Nov 2014

Derek Dobson instructing Supreda how to register on FamilySearch.  Supreda is secretary to Wisan and a new FH Consultant at Asoke.

Ty Davies teaching the My Family booklet and Family Booklet on FamilySearch

Helping Petchfa with Chinese ancestors on Family Tree

Helping Mother and Daughter in FamilySearch

First time user with computer and FamilySearch

At Changwattana Chapel High Council Room

Ty Davies and Derek Dobson teaching, Sister Wan Interpreting

Some of the attendees

Group Picture. Dark suite left is Narin Counselor in BKK North Stake Presidency.  Sitting right with red tie is BKK North Stake President Sathit.

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