Rare Bible rescued from trash provides missing family history

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  • Vincent Mrykalo Provo, UT
    July 25, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    My wife's aunt was traveling back east looking for genealogy and found nothing. She was traveling back to Arizona when she started crying uncontrollably and pulled into a rest stop. She went and sat on a large rock to calm herself, and when she was leaving, she looked at the rock, and it was a headstone. The rest stop had been created next to an old graveyard. Her family history was on those headstones.

  • rootdiggr2 Placentia, CA
    July 25, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    Congrats to the Jones's on a wonderful and inspired find. I am still waiting for my miracle-been looking for 45 years for my great grandmother's parents. So far Susan Agnes Harris (born in 1848 in Alabama) has remained elusive before her marriage to my great grandfather. Hopefully, someday before I die, I will be blessed with similar divine intervenion like Jones's were.

  • CAGirl ,
    July 22, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    I would like to see more of the Hammond family history. That is my maiden name and there is little information on that line.

  • bob j Maryborough, 00
    July 22, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    What more can I say than "Miracles DO still happen even if they are sometimes delayed "

  • Grace Bakersfield, CA
    July 22, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    Sweet story. Baptists and Mormons can be friends! Now let's work on the rest.

  • Abbygirl East Carbon, UT
    July 22, 2013 9:11 a.m.

    The Lord surely works in mysterious ways. What a wonderful blessing indeed, one that will never be forgotten! My mother has been doing genealogy for over 40 years and has literally done thousands upon thousands of our ancestors, but it was her great grandmother's parents and siblings she could never find, but recently my older sister ran across the name as she also does genealogy on the other side of the family.. so she emailed the info to our Mother.. and lo and behold there they were.. imagine the joy of my 79 year old mother. But better yet, imagine the joy of those who can now have their work done. I always have this vision that when she passes and reaches the other side that those thousands upon thousands will greet her with open arms!

  • TimBehrend Auckland NZ, 00
    July 22, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    I consider it coincidence, KellyWSmith, but i don't scoff at it in the least. I don't agree with an interpretation that ignores randomness and proposes supernatural forces and a grand plan at work, but i don't scoff at that either. Our basic assumptions are just different.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    July 22, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    I love it when we can see Elijah at work so clearly! Those ancestors were ready! What wonderful work they have to do!

  • KellyWSmith Sparks, NV
    July 22, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    This story may be scoffed by some as "coincidence" but those who have had similar experiences will recognize something far greater at work here. Those who have gone before us and need their work done are actively working on helping us get that work done. We just need to be open and ready to receive that help.