Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

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  • Anchovey Provo, UT
    Aug. 3, 2014 8:33 p.m.

    I'm trying to wrap my head around all of the technology available for doing family history research. Yes, the Lord is truly hastening His work! Exciting times!

  • bellsandbells Columbia, MO
    July 23, 2014 5:51 p.m. I have memories. My mother was a convert but her childhood was filled with a desire to know her family history. So, when she joined the church, she already had more information than most people beginning their research. I remember going to the tops of the West Virginia mountains searching for long lost head stones. For some reason, our ancestors were always buried on top of the mountain and they were full of blackberry bushes. I was a little girl and picked and ate blackberries while the adults hunted for head stones. I remember my mom copying books by hand because they did not have access to ways of printing without great expense and then it was poor quality reproductions. There is no excuse today! The hard work has been done for us. All we have to do is harvest the names and verify and write their stories. Make your family tree alive with stories and pictures.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 22, 2014 11:42 a.m.

    It's time to ramp up what we're doing and to get our kids involved as well!

  • Mona Beaverton, OR
    July 22, 2014 7:50 a.m.

    I remember writing letters to record repositories in various states and countries, including in them my dollar or two for copies of the record, then waiting weeks for a reply. Trips to the mailbox were full of excitement and anticipation. Now I experience those emotions almost daily sitting at my computer, and for free!