“I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” —1 Nephi 3:7
“At ever-increasing rates, people seem drawn to their ancestry with more than just casual curiosity. Genealogical libraries, associations, and technologies have emerged around the world to support this interest. The internet’s power to enhance communications has enabled families to work together to do family history research with a speed and thoroughness never before possible. Why is all of this happening? For lack of a better term, we call it the “spirit of Elijah.”” —Henry B. Eyring
This Day in LDS History
1845: Saints lay the capstone of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, under the direction of Brigham Young.
1944: During World War II, the Church announces that it will restrain from calling military-age men as bishops, which frees many for service in the war.
1999: The Church launches its Family Search™ Internet Genealogy Service. The service is considered as the most important progress made in family history since microfilm was invented. The site quickly becomes popular, receiving over 40 million hits each day.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.