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September 26, 2017
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  • What Makes a Family Strong?

    …Thompson, A. I., Han, S. Y., & Allen, C. T.  (1997). Families under stress: What makes them resilient.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 28 (3), 2-11. Mellman, M., Lazarus, E., & Rivlin, A. (1990). Family time, family values. In D. Blankenhorn, S. Bayme, & J. B. Elshtain (Eds.), Rebuilding the nest: A new commitment to the American family (pp. 73-92). Milwaukee, WI: Family Service America . Orthner, D. K. (1990)….

  • DNA Revelation: Join the Worldwide Census of the Family Tree of Man

    …en recorded within each of us and shared through ancestry since time began. Where this knowledge is desired, or must be proven or has been lost to memory, traditional genealogy research has been used to identify and document family history. Unfortunately, for much of history, when brick walls have come up and the ancestral paper trail ends either permanently or temporarily, climbing the family tree has been stumped. With the development of…

  • Family History and Part-Member Families

    …nk” analogy and use it on their own relatives. It’s a terrific idea! As a convert and the only member in my family, I understand your sticky situation. Ifollow the church’s guidelines (http://www.lds.org/pa/familyhistory/pdf/Member%27s%20Guide%20May%2009–Chapter%207.pdf).The guidelines say, “Before you perform ordinances for a deceased person born within the last 95 years, obtain permission from the closest living…

  • Family Home Evenings That Work

    …made during the past week is recognized and applauded.  Include Mom and Dad.  Or ask each person what he thought his best accomplishment was during the week.  Consider also the blessings that have come to the family or family members.  Together express happiness for each person’s achievement and for blessings that have come.   * Suggestion:    This moment of recognizing achievements and receiving…

  • Family History: Why Do We Resist the Blessings?

    Family History: Why Do We Resist the Blessings? By Darla Isackson I have an abiding testimony of family history; yet I still struggle to make time for it.  My husband and I are ward and stake family history consultants and we staff at the multi-stake library. We have fed our ward members a steady diet of quotes from the Brethren encouraging our participation in this great work and reminding us of rich blessings promised. I have…

  • Re-valu-ing the Family, Part Twenty-one: Create Identity, Security, and Motivation for Children

    …out and a note, “Dad, I honored your birthday tradition. Here’s a leaf from my jumping pile. I love you.” Through my tears I opened the other three — and a leaf fell from each. E. Family Genealogy and Family History Words like “history” and “genealogy” don’t strike most of us as particularly exciting. yet this is perhaps the most powerful and effective approach of all for building strong and…

  • Just the Relief Society Historian, Just a Member

    …was away from home taking care of her elderly parents.  As she watched over them, Mary had the good fortune to be able to help a friend and fellow professional genealogist, Roger P. Minert, PhD, AG, with his Church and Family History Project about German and Austrian Latter-day Saints in World War II.    As an associate professor of Family History in the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, Roger…

  • DNA Revelation: A Family History Gift From God

    …e Columbus were key in spreading populations to the four corners of the earth. In doing so, they and their fellow travelers became intermingled with the blood of people the world over. And through modern science, this global family history can now be found in our Genealogy DNA through genetic genealogy testing. Now it is possible to begin tracing our personal genetic heritage and common ancestry back to these geographical origins and ancestorsif…

  • Movies that Make a Difference

    …and idea has come from someone else, but this composite scenario is something I believe will happen over and over again in homes around the world thanks to Peter Rancie.Peter Rancie has a vivid and exciting new perception of family history. Steve Covey would urge you to shift your paradigm. Peter’s vision of Family History goes far beyond tracking ancestors and “doing genealogy”. His is an exciting proactive journey that…

  • Armed with Truth through Family History

    …’s was the bubble of family in which they enveloped us. Now we are in the 21st century, and there is no time-machine back to those Leave It To Beaver and Father Knows Best days. But as a genealogist, I know the gift of family history is a sure way for our children to be armed with truth; such a bubble can surround them with the needed morality, heroes, examples, witnesses and testimonies of the tried-and-true-way-to-eternal-life that we…