Will You be my Gramps?

Question Gramps, I am not married. All my relatives are dead. I am alone. I have no roots nor branches. Will you be my grandpa? Anonymous   Answer   Dear Friend, I am honored and humbled that you would have me as your grandpa. I have been an online surrogate...

Coriantumr

Is Coriantumr a descendant of Jared or of the Brother of Jared? Joella _______________ Dear Joella, It seems likely. In Ether 11:17 we read: 17 And it came to pass that there arose another mighty man; and he was a descendant of the brother of Jared. This is the last...

Is it possible to trace family history back to Adam?

Question Gramps, I have heard some members of the Church claiming that they have done all their genealogy back to Adam and Eve. Is it possible to trace someone’s genealogy that far? Delia   Answer Dear Delia, I defer to the expertise of Robert C. Gunderson,...

Geneology

Our bishop has asked everyone in the ward to print and turn in a 5-generation pedigree chart by the end of the year. I’m sure trying to encourage genealogy work. I just received a 30 minute lecture from my son about identity theft and how giving out this...

Family History

Is it found in the scriptures this statment “It is necessary to take a copy of your Family History records as you pass through the veil into eternity?” Penny ____________ Penny, No, that quote is not found anywhere in the scriptures. I think you’ll...

Proxy baptisms

Gramps, What’s going to happen to deceased people who we cannot perform temple work for? Being that we cannot trace their names that far back or simply records for them don’t exist? And even when the 2nd coming occurs there would still be names for whom we...

Why is geneology important to Mormons?

Dear Gramps, Why is genealogy important to mormons? Kiersten Kiersten, Family history work is important to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that families are eternal and central to the plan of Salvation. In addition, we believe...
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