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LDS leaders trying to get youth to do genealogy

April 05, 2012
source: Standard-Examiner

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Sixteen-year-old Ogden High School sophomore Toph Tribe was somewhat intrigued when his mom came home from a church meeting and explained how simple it would be for him to do a little family history work from his home computer.

He logged onto the site, followed a few simple steps and immediately started finding deceased family members who needed proxy temple work to be done. He now has found 150 names of family members and is a little addicted to the cause.

Toph is not alone. Youths from all over the Ogden area are catching the family history buzz thanks to an LDS conference talk last October by David A. Bednar, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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