Why is genealogy important to mormons?
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.
So first, in order to have a baptism performed on behalf of the dead, we have to find them. We have to find their records and see who they are. This is very educational as we get to also learn about our own family’s roots and the challenges of our ancestors.
Family history work is very big in the Church, and I’ve outlined more of the doctrinal reasons why we as ‘Mormons’ do our family history work. We learn about our ancestors and we can have saving ordinances performed on their behalf.
Hope this helps!