If learning to do genealogy research interests you, I want to talk with you!
Among many good reasons to do genealogy research, one reason has great purpose: You may have ancestors who need your help. In John 3:5, Jesus Christ says, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Your family members, both living and long since deceased, will need baptism. In temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, living descendants can perform proxy baptisms and other saving ordinances for the dead. The dead, in the spirit realm where they now reside, can choose to accept or decline the ordinances performed on their behalf.
This is called baptism for the dead. The apostle Paul mentions baptism for the dead while defending the resurrection: “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29)
You may have used FamilySearch’s Ordinances Ready feature, or the Take a Name app, to find an ancestor name for the temple. Maybe you’ve already tried doing genealogy research.
If you’ve never found an ancestor name on your own, I want to talk with you! I’m working on a project to help people learn to do genealogy research. I also want to talk with people who recently learned how to do genealogy research, as well as experienced genealogists who can teach the process to others.
If genealogy research interests you for any reason, I’d love to talk. Please fill out the form below so I can contact you.