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President and Sister Oaks on Ancestor Parties and Other Fun Ideas to Connect with Family History

by Alexandra Mortenson | March 5, 2018 | Mormon Life

On March 3, President and Sister Oaks sat together as keynote speakers in the closing session of the 2018 R...


How a DNA Test Unexpectedly Connected This Mormon to a Father Who Didn't Know She Existed

by Marissa Wagner | February 8, 2018 | Mormon Life

Whatever we expected from the DNA test, it was not this: “Confidence Extremely High: Rudger Warner is your ...


How Family History Work Healed My Relationship with My Mother: "Once My Disappointment, Now My Hero"

by JoAnna Woods | October 27, 2017 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the brea...


What a Nonmember Learned from an LDS Couple’s Lost Love Letters

by Brenda Stanley | September 18, 2017 | Fun Mormon Life

I’m not a Mormon. But when I stumbled upon some old love letters written by a Mormon widower, I was compell...


When My Lutheran Grandma on Her Deathbed Asked Me to Perform Her Temple Work

by Anne Maxson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When my grandmother was about to pass away, she made me promise her that I would do all of the “Mormon stuf...


Prophets and Apostles Share Why It's So Important to Keep a Journal

by Larry Tippetts, Adapted from "Receiving Personal Revelation: Using a Journal to Improve Your Communication with God" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following is adapted from Receiving Personal Revelation: Using a Journal to Improve Your Communication ...


7 Ways to Capture Memories, Create Family History at Your Next Family Reunion

by Evalogue.Life | Mormon Life

How can you create a family reunion to remember for years to come? Here are a few great tips. And the best ...


Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Lesson 40: "Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work"

by Ted L. Gibbons | Lesson Helps

Introduction Several years ago as I was about to depart for work, a call came from my bishop. His oldest so...


Mormons Present Family History to African-American Congresswoman

by Deseret News | Mormon Life

"It's really important to know not just who you are, but from which you come," said U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge....


An Uncanny Answer to My Prayer That Taught Me Angels Really Are Watching Over Us

by Rhonda Lauritzen | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Uncanny , I think when the archivist hands the old photographs to me, a jackpot of images related to the Og...