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Woman Awakened in Night by a "Glowing Hand" That Helped Her Find Forgotten Ancestors

by | Aug. 29, 2016

Mormon Life

As one family desperately tried to understand more about their family line but kept running into dead ends, one woman helping with the project was awakened in the middle of the night with a strange answer to all their prayers.

Several decades ago, our William Orson Crowther Family Organization’s genealogical research stretched back to Simon Crowther. He was born in 1606 in Easthope, a tiny village in Shropshire, England. Hoping to extend the family line further back, we employed Bertha Call, a professional genealogist in Bountiful, Utah.

When she was hired, she insisted she first should prove our existing records on the line. To our dismay, she discovered someone working on the line years ago had followed an incorrect path for Thomas Crowther about five generations back. It appeared we had lost our line back to Simon!

We asked her to search and follow the line for the correct Thomas Crowther. Unfortunately, her research soon hit a blank wall.

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