Welcome to the Family History Guide Companion!

The purpose of this course is to supplement the Member's Guide published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by providing additional resources, insights, and information on how to access information that can be used in compiling your family history and provide the necessary ordinances for their salvation. We hope that the material presented here will also help you to come to know who your ancestors are as people and individuals.

In order to get the most out of this class, there will be assignments outside of class. The best way to effectively learn how to do family history research is to actually do research. Therefore, you will be asked to select a family or individual that you wish to come to know and find information about in order to provide temple ordinances. Once this family or individual is selected, there will be simple things that we will ask you to do to successfully find information about them.

We have been asked of the Lord, "Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation." (D&C 128:24.)

We hope to be able to help you successfully accomplish family history research in a way that is pleasing unto the Lord, to your ancestors, and to you.

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