How Can I Start My Family History and Temple Service?
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“How Can I Start My Family History and Temple Service?” Families and Temples (2016), 16–17

“How Can I Start My Family History and Temple Service?” Families and Temples, 16–17

How Can I Start My Family History and Temple Service?

Family history

Working on family history helps unite families for generations.

You can research your family history and complete ordinances for your ancestors by doing the following:

  • Find. Talk to family members to learn information and stories about your ancestors. Write down and then save this information in My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together, an interactive booklet available on FamilySearch.org, a Church-affiliated website.

  • Take. After you have learned and gathered information about deceased family members (like their names, birth dates and places, death dates and places, and other facts and stories), take these names to the temple and receive ordinances on their behalf. The missionaries or other Church members can teach you how to do this.

  • Teach. Help others, especially your family members, learn how to find out more about their ancestors. Involving family members in the effort to know and serve your ancestors can bless your family with spiritual protection and strength. Family history and temple service can help bind the hearts of family members together.