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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 information – not knowing what will happen to the sheet, might not be a wise thing to do. Your thoughts would be appreciated.




In most cases of identity theft, individuals require full name, mother’s maiden name, telephone number, social security number, and a living address.

As long as you protect your social security number there shouldn’t be any concern with handing over a genealogy pedigree chart to your church leaders.

However, it doesn’t hurt either to know what your church leaders will be doing with the pedigree charts they are receiving.



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