Temple and Family History
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We hear the word “indexing” thrown around a lot when we’re talking about family history. In fact, in their presentation at RootsTech 2017, President and Sister Nelson challenged people to make a sacrifice of time to participate in temple and family history work, including indexing. They shared the experience of three young family members, Natalie, Logan, and Laura, who help their grandmother index 2,000 names every month. Full Story
by Kathryn Grant Have you seen someone’s eyes light up when they add an ancestor to Family Tree? Have you felt the power of someone’s testimony about doing temple work for a loved one beyond the veil? These are some of the sweetest experiences of helping others with temple and family history work.
The Sabbath day is a day of reflection, service, renewing of our covenants, and serving God and others. Prophets have always encouraged us to honor the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy and improve our Sabbath day worship. In his April 2015 general conference address President Russell M. Nelson called the Sabbath a “delight.” He invited us to make the Sabbath a delight by spending time doing family history: “Searching for and finding family members who have preceded you on earth—those who did not have an opportunity to accept the gospel while here—can bring immense joy” (“The Sabbath Is a Delight,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2015, 131). Full Story
The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun unreserving user temple reservations that have been inactive for more than two years. If you have reservations that you haven’t been able to complete, now is a good time to share them with family members via email, or with the temple. Full Story
by Linda Clyde In the April 2017 general conference, President Henry B. Eyring taught that “though earthly families are far from perfect, they give God’s children the best chance to be welcomed to the world with the only love on earth that comes close to what we felt in heaven—parental love” (“Gathering the Family of […]
by Kathryn Grant In an April 2017 General Conference talk, President Henry B. Eyring spoke of Elijah’s visit to the Prophet Joseph Smith in the Kirtland Temple in 1836 (see D&C 110:13–16).
by Kathryn Grant Vilate Kimball was present when the Prophet Joseph Smith first taught the Saints about baptism for the dead. She wrote joyfully to her husband, Heber C. Kimball, who was then serving a mission: