Why Family History


    Church leaders have taught that family history not only has power to do something for the dead, but it also has power to bless the living. President Boyd K. Packer said, “Family history . . . has a refining, spiritualizing, tempering influence on those who are engaged in it” (“Your Family History: Getting Started,” Ensign, Aug. 2003, 17).

    Watch this video to learn about the promises and blessings given by General Authorities about doing family history.

      Personal Value

      Family history has a place in everyone’s life, no matter the age or situation. Have you thought that you might be doing family history just by spending time connecting with your family and creating lasting memories? Watch Sister Linda K. Burton suggest how small and simple things can make a difference in all of our lives.


      Watch how temple and family history has blessed the lives of the following people.