Elder Russell M. Nelson: “The purpose of family history work is to obtain the names and data of our ancestors so that temple ordinances can be performed in their behalf."
As you find your ancestors’ names in original records, read about their lives, or hold the items they once owned, you will create eternal bonds with them. Those you never met in life will become friends you love. Your heart will be bound to theirs forever (Introduction to Family History. Religion 261. Salt Lake City, UT: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1996. Print: Chapter 4, p.29).
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