ID sought of little girl left in North Carolina grave 85 years ago

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  • Pat Lowe
    June 4, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    Has anyone searched the early branch records from this LDS ward or branch in North Carolina? If not, perhaps the parents actually contacted the LDS church leaders in the area and it is recorded there...seems strange to me that they would not have had local priesthood presiding at this burial.

  • funbuddy
    May 31, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    Really, it seems the only way at this time to find the identity of the girl is through publicity. This Deseret News article just may help. The family may or may not be from Utah. Maybe they were from Wyoming or Idaho or Arizona etc ... Would be nice if some TV stations also pick it up... maybe then a family member or friend of family who came to NC approx 10-15 yrs ago might read or hear about the story. An Ensign article would be nice...not sure if it would be published in there...

  • funbuddy
    May 31, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    Which LDS database? The databases search by name.
    The girl died under the age of 8 years so the ONLY Temple work necessary IF her parents were NOT sealed in the temple would have been to have her sealed to her parents.

    "they (the parents had her death)had it recorded in their home county, a common occurrence in those days, according to David Rencher, chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch. And just like the state-run databases, FamilySearch, too, requires a name.

    After meeting with Rencher, we spent time with several genealogy experts at the church's Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We seemingly exhausted possibilities."

  • soonergrandmom
    May 31, 2010 10:52 a.m.

    My first step would be to write a query on the LDS database for a female died NC, year 1925+-1, female, and born in Utah, year 1922 +or-3, and buried Hampstead NC.

    You know that they were LDS, and someone came looking for her, so likely her Temple work as been recorded in the LDS database.