I also like to show unit consultants and leaders how they can see the report. Stake consultants can see info for the entire stake or for an individual unit. Unit consultants and leaders can see information for their unit.
I use the report mostly to see if things are improving. It is important to remember that all numbers are year-to-date numbers, rather than numbers for the month of the report. So, if in October I saw that 458 members had logged into FamilySearch in the stake, that means that between January 1 and October 31, 458 of the stake members logged in to the site--not that 458 logged in during September.
I print each month's report, so I can make comparisons (I have not found a way to get past reports on lds.org). For example, if the Oct 31 report gives me that number of 458 logging in to FamilySearch, I can look at the Sep 30 report that I printed and see that the number was 442 in September. That gives a new spin to the numbers. Looking at the difference, we can see that only 16 people in the entire stake logged in to FamilySearch during the month of October! At first glance, we see those nice big numbers near the end of the year and get the impression that we are getting lots of folks involved. But we aren't. We have a lot of work to do.
Here's how to find the report. (If you are a stake or unit temple and family history consultant and cannot access the report, touch bases with your stake or unit clerk to get your calling entered in leader and clerk resources.)
Sign in to lds.org. In the top right, click My Account and Ward and then Sign In.
Click My Account and Ward again. In the Tools and Support column, click Leader and Clerk Resources.
From here, your callings will determine what you see. If you are only a consultant (do not have another leadership calling), you see a link for the Family History Activity Report on the main screen. Click it. If you have other leadership callings, you need to first click Reports in the top left and then click Family History Activity Report from the list.
By default, stake consultants and leaders see information for the entire stake for the top portion of the report. At the bottom, they see a break-down by unit for year-to-date temple submissions. Ward and branch consultants can see only the information for their unit.
If you are a stake consultant and want to see the more detailed report for a specific unit, click the small (easy to miss) drop-down arrow in the top right of the report--to the right of the name of the stake. From there, click the name of a ward or branch to see the complete report for the unit.
Obviously, this report is not perfect, in the sense that it does not necessarily reflect all temple and family history activity in the stake. But, it's pretty good. It measures indexing, using the FamilySearch website, getting the first 4 generations into Family Tree, and temple submissions. Obviously, if I spent the month interviewing older family members, organizing my photo albums, writing my personal history, or doing temple work my daughter shared with me--those activities are not reflected in the report. And those activities can turn hearts to family and covenants. But, at some point, those activities should also be turning me to the activities the report does measure. So, it remains an excellent way to get the pulse of the ward, branch, or stake.