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BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

BYU Students Help Find Families of MIA Soldiers

In a powerful and life-impacting family history product, students at the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy are working alongside the United States Army to locate families of missing servicemen so their remains can be brought home. The students have been assigned 65 cases and have solved 48 of them so far. After the students come up with the …

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FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org to Redesign Site to Include Same-Sex Relationships

FamilySearch.org released a statement yesterday announcing the start of a website redesign that will allow users to record same-sex relationships on their family tree. The system updates will require time and are expected to be launched in 2019. The full statement reads: The goal of FamilySearch.org is to capture, store, and provide records and an accurate genealogy that represents past, …

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The Story That Turned Me Off Family History…& What Brought Me Back

The Story That Turned Me Off Family History...& What Brought Me Back

My grandmother was a frank woman. Witty, intelligent, refined, bold. And very, very frank. Over the years, I came to appreciate this quality in her, but it wasn’t always easy. One conversation in particular struck my heart hard. I was visiting for Thanksgiving and I had just pulled up our family tree on Family Search. I showed my grandmother the research …

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Do You Have an Early Mormon Missionary in Your Family Tree?

Do You Have an Early Mormon Missionary in Your Family Tree?

FamilySearch announced the release of a fun new feature that connects you with ancestors of Utah pioneers who served missions in the first hundred years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Early Mormon Missionaries database, announced at RootsTech 2016 by Elder Steven E. Snow, is a collaborative effort between FamilySearch, the Church History Library, and the …

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The Fun in Finding Your Ancestors – FHE Lesson

The Fun in Finding Your Ancestors - FHE Lesson

Scripture Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Hymn Turn Your Hearts | Hymn #291 1. Turn your hearts; the Lord is coming, Malachi the prophet said. Turn your hearts in preparation To the …

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6 Products to Make Family History SO MUCH Easier

Joseph Smith once said that “the greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead.” In a world where so much competes for our time, making family history a priority can be difficult. Here are just a few resources that can help you get started with minimal stress and effort! Who knows? You …

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Your Daily Dose of LDS Inspiration! – July 26, 2016

Scripture “That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” – Ephesians 1:10 Quote “Preaching the gospel and seeking after our dead are two divinely appointed responsibilities that relate to both our hearts and to priesthood ordinances. The …

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The Best Kept Secret to Finding Meaningful Baby Names

After getting married, my husband and I began to discuss baby names. We do not have a child yet, but we know that there will come a day when we start to build our family. We learned that searching for a baby name is quite a picky task. We don’t want over-used or hard-to-pronounce names, yet we also want names that …

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Why Does Family History Matter?

Family history is at times associated with tedious work and flat stories. It requires lots of research and dedication. Is it worth it? The answer is yes. Studying your family history is worth it for many reasons. There are lessons to learn, heritage to be realized, health associations, and salvation to be earned. If your family history is hard to find, for reasons …

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