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Joseph Smith's struggle with his brother Alvin's death led eventually to the introduction of baptisms for the dead. This new ordinance was embraced by saints in Nauvoo who did the first genealogical and family history research in Church history.6:55
Thomas S. Monson, prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ, shares the touching story of a mother who lost her son at war but learned that he would live again because of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Mrs. Patton—the Story Continues Thomas S. Monson3:39