A lost and forgotten World War II Japanese flag, found in an Alabama middle school closet 15 years ago, was recently returned to the son of the soldier who once carried it, thanks in part to a few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Before I graduated from college, my family moved sixteen times. We lived in four different states, five different cities, and six different school systems. I started doing family history out of a need to find out where I truly belonged. In other words, I wanted to find my home, and I have not been disappointed.
Their farm was between the villages in the most beautiful, almost fairytale-like setting. Lilac bushes bloomed over picket fences. A small pond graced the woods. None of the villages were more than three miles from each other. They swapped stories over the fences. What a setting of utter tranquility! And yet...
Steve Rockwood and Elder Bradley D. Foster address everything from the Spirit of Elijah touching even non-Mormon ancestral research companies to the difference between genealogy being all about records and family history being all about stories. Here is Meridian's video interview with them at this year's Rootstech.
Silent stories await the curious browser as the Church History Library reopens February 21 with renovated public spaces welcoming eager imaginations to experience the new interactive features.
Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III is the grandson of the legendary composer, who with Richard Rodgers, brought us musicals that have stood the test of time and inspired generations. Through their work we have all sought to “climb every mountain”, and sing “oh what a beautiful morning” whenever the sun shines. So, what is it like to be a Hammerstein?