Saturday, February 26, 2011



All over the world there are people who are searching for their ancestors. Available to you on computer are several addresses.;; many computer programs for recording information - Roots Magic 4, PAF 5.2, Legacy, and Family Tree Maker 2011. Other sites are everywhere: Cyndi's List,, My Trees, My, World Vital Records, World Family Tree, One Great Family, IGI-International Genealogical Index, Family, Pedigree Resource File, and the list goes on and on.

In the Jewish Law, as you can read in the Bible, their lineage or ancestry was valuable. In many tribes their is one person who has the job of memorizing their leaders, who were family members, no longer alive. Their words or writings were given much credence - important to live by.

Jan Alpert said, "When you know what your ancestors went through, you have a greater appreciation for why you are the person you are." I add, you will understand why their actions may have been foreign to your time period. Study their time and think how you might have lived. Many ancestors went through terrible wars, plagues, sickness, dirt floors, no computers, no cell phones, no cars, no trains, no airplanes, no washer & dryer, no dishwasher, no X-box, no movie theatre, no indoor toilet or running water, and some lost their homes and many of their children. They often traveled by foot over long distances. A Doctor may have lived in a different town. Most families stayed close to parents and family members and helped each other.

Joseph Smith Jr., said (paraphrased) If you worked day and night, you would not have enough time to get your Family History finished before the end comes.
We will be judged out of the books. One of those Books is the Book Of Life! I definitely want my name to be in there with good things said/recorded about me.

I admonish you to live a good life. Please, be obedient to the Gospel, the Scriptures, and the Commandments of God. While you are young, please assist those who are doing family research for your family. It requires a little time - the benefits are great! Baptisms are part of the Gospel. Research Libraries are in most cities and are connected to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Other ordinances can be shared and completed across the world.

We are all family! Those of us who live in this time period, with all our modern conveniences and benefits have made promises (Found in our Patriarchal Blessings) to serve and to care for our families [here and over there]. We cannot be saved without them. Time waits for no one. Call to find out how you be help serve your family research projects. It may be all up to YOU!

g-ma Christie 801 565-8515

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