187th Annual General Conference – Saturday Morning General Session

As seems to happen often, I’m at work today. Luckily, I’m able to arrange my schedule so that I can watch the session during an extended lunch. I’ll be home by 3:30 or so, so can watch the next session at home with my family. For the last couple of weeks we have been down […]

LDS Youth Temple Challenge

A few months ago, Elder Neal L Andersen challenged the youth to take their own names to the temple (I first heard about this on LDS Media Talk). Right away an official page was setup, and word started to spread. So far over 20,000 people have signed up to accept the challenge. Our stake hasn’t […]

The passing of the Mormon pioneer in our family

I’ve lived in Ontario for my whole life. My parents were born in Ontario, and most of the generations before that are Canadian. We’ve been here for a long time. My ancestors did not know about the Church during the first wave of missionary work to Canada in the 1830s, so it wasn’t until 1961 […]

October 2012 World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

One of my favourite things about General Conference weekend is seeing The World Report. This is a “news” program that the Church puts together highlighting what has happened in the last 6 months. Normally I watch the broadcast between sessions of conference, but didn’t have a chance to. I just watched it earlier this week. […]

Star Wars Family Tree

Some people aren’t that interested in genealogy/family history or they say they don’t have enough time to do it. Well, as you can see, family history really is for everyone! 🙂 Note: This image has a copyright from Lucasfilm, but I can’t find it on their site to link to. I found this recently on […]

Do they even know what genealogy is?

So, I saw this “Jean-e-ology” sign a couple of months ago in a popular clothing store. I immediately asked my wife if any of the regular customers even understood what this play on words was even about. I’ve since looked it up on the Internet, and it seems to be a fairly common term for […]

Sealing work at the temple

Last night was our monthly ward temple night. Instead of going through an endowment session, we had arranged for a couple of sealers to be available, and 16 of us did sealings. I’ve attended several sealings, and have done work once before for the deceased, but I had never done sealings for an hour and […]

Baptisms for the Dead

I know there has been some discussion on various Mormon blogs recently about baptisms for the dead, and how other church’s perceive the practice. I’m not interested in debating that right now, but I figured I’d just share a little about our most recent trip. My ward is about 120km away from the Toronto Ontario […]

The cost of tracing your family tree…

Here is a cute Wizard of Id cartoon/comic from Friday, February 20, 2009 about the cost of tracing your family tree: Interestingly enough, on Saturday, February 21, 2009 there was a similar theme for The Other Coast:

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