Posts tagged Genealogy
Why do Mormons do genealogy?
Doing genealogy has evolved – meaning, its recording/reporting. Natural Genealogy was first reported in oral presentations, then written down, and then onto the sophisticated recording methods brought on by inheritance, heraldry, law, societies, databases, compilations, the computer, the Internet and so on. What is coming in Genealogy is exciting!
We all do genealogy for our own beliefs or reasons. The LDS beliefs are well documented and founded in scripture and revelation, both ancient and modern.
LDS do genealogy freely out of that love for ancestry that is inherent in us all. And getting it right is the goal.
1. Malachi 4:5 –6 (Recorded thousands of years ago)
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
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.
2. D&C 128: 24 9 (Recorded in 1842)
24 Behold, the great day of the Lord is at hand; and who can abide the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fuller’s soap; and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation.
The Truth exists. We have our agency to choose it or not; to follow principles that will take us there or not. But no matter the reporting or the recording, the Truth still exists and will be known. It stands.
Mary E. Petty, B.A. (History), B.A. (Genealogy
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Here is a New Genealogy Portal
We are pleased to announce a new genealogy Portal, LastingLinks.com, that provides virtually everything needed for those interested in Genealogy and Family History products and services. The site includes Ratings by purchasers to ensure identification of the best and most trusted providers.
Visitors select one of seven Areas of Interest, find leading Vendors or Providers in each Area of Interest and click directly to the website of a chosen Provider. The LastingLinks.com Areas of Interest are: (1)Identify My Ancestors, (2) Learn How to Do Genealogy, (3)Linking Sites, (4)Preserving and Publishing My History, (5) Products to Purchase, (6)Professional Help, and (7) Reunions and Travel.
Visitors to the LastingLinks.com Portal are asked to personally Rate each experience at working with a Provider over the past six months. The ratings are confidential, and are averaged with other ratings for that Provider. Mechanisms are in place to prevent fraudulent ratings. Research shows that ratings of Provider performance result in heightened confidence of the purchaser.
This Genealogy Portal was the result of extensive consumer research that indicated genealogy consumers experienced several challenges, such as:
- Not knowing how to begin searching for ancestors
- Not knowing which merchant or service Provider to trust
- Not being able to find information on the Internet, and
- Overcoming frustrations in extending ancestral lines
The consumer research also confirmed the appeal of the LastingLinks.com Portal: Approximately 90% of respondents were very satisfied with the site, intended to return often and would highly recommend the site to others interested in genealogy.
We ask you to explore our new site , register and rate any genealogy Providers you may have used in the past six months. If you agree that our site is valuable, we invite you to make this new genealogical service available to others by forwarding this message to them.
If you offer genealogy products or services through a web site, we also invite you to visit the Merchants and Providers section and register to have your site listed on Lasting Links.
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