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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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Vice President Joe Biden Receives Family History During Temple Square Visit

Vice President Joe Biden Receives Family History During Temple Square Visit

News Release from Mormon Newsroom. United States Vice President Joe Biden met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during a brief visit to Temple Square in Salt Lake City Friday, February 26, 2016. Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband, both of the Church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and former U.S. …

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Newly-Called Apostle and Wife to Open Free Family Discovery Day

RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead its lineup for its free Family Discovery Day event, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. …

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Don’t Miss the Largest Family History Event in the World!

Don't Miss the Largest Family History Event in the World!

  Do you love family history? Then don’t miss the largest family history event in the world. Hosted by FamilySearch, RootsTech is a global conference where the leading innovators, researchers, and family history enthusiasts gather together to celebrate the connections made across generations by family history. RootsTech 2016 will be held on February 3-6, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention …

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Fuel the Find! Make History & Join Worldwide Indexing Event

Fuel the Find! Make History & Join Worldwide Indexing Event

Indexing is an important part of family history and genealogical work; it is the process by which users transcribe information from historical documents so they are easy to search online. For years, Latter-day Saint members around the world have set indexing goals for their youth groups, wards, and stakes. Now Family Search, the Church’s official family history website, is planning …

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LDS Church to Digitize Records of 4M Former Slaves

LOS ANGELES — A national effort launched Friday will connect African Americans with their Civil War-era ancestors through the release of 1.5 million digitized images containing 4 million names from the Freedman’s Bureau. FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced The Freedmen’s Bureau Project at a news conference held in the California …

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How to Enjoy RootsTech 2015 Wherever You Are

How to Enjoy RootsTech 2015

RootsTech 2015, a global family history conference and the largest of its kind in the world, is currently being held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. With a passionate purpose to help the world understand that “family history is more than genealogy,” RootsTech can be enjoyed by those in Utah as well as those across the United States …

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