Family History ABCs


Using the clues, fill in the blanks with words about family history—one word for each letter of the alphabet. (See answers below.)

A

_________ are people in your family who lived before you.

B

The first ordinance of the gospel, performed for dead or for living people, is _________ .

C

If your family belongs to the Church, either you or some of your ancestors must have been _________ .

D

Temple work for someone who didn’t know the gospel can be done as soon as a year after his or her _________ .

E

Because no one can be baptized in the spirit world, we do temple work on _________ for those who have passed away.

F

All of the people who are related to you are in your _________ .

G

The parents of your parents are your _________ .

H

When we do family history, our _________ turn to our ancestors, and we remember them gratefully.

I

People who leave their home to live in a different country, as some of your ancestors probably did, are _________ .

J

By writing about your life in a _________ , you leave a valuable record.

K

Another name for your family and relatives is _________ .

L

When you learn about your ancestors, you feel more _________ for them.

M

A longer name for mom is _________ .

N

The Church has computer programs to help you find the _________ of your ancestors.

O

One of the best reasons for doing family history work is to help people who have died receive _________ in the temple.

P

_________ are color or black-and-white treasures kept by many families.

Q

Some families have old _________ made by people long ago to keep warm.

R

You are doing family history when you save _________ from your own life, such as certificates and letters you receive.

S

The temple _________ ordinance allows families who keep the commandments to be together forever.

T

The _________ is a sacred building where ordinances for ancestors are performed.

U

People who do temple work help to _________ families together forever.

V

The records you keep of your life will be very _________ someday.

W

Clothing worn in the temple is _________ in color.

eX

Members feel _________ when they find out more about their ancestors.

Y

To submit the name of an ancestor to the temple, you need to know the _________ of that person’s birth, marriage, or death.

Z

Many members have ancestors who left their homes and traveled far to build _________ . Instead of moving from their homelands, Latter-day Saints today build the Church wherever they are.

Answers:

[illustrations] Illustrated by Rachel Hoffman-Bayles

(A) ancestors, (B) baptism, (C) converts, (D) death, (E) earth, (F) family, (G) grandparents, (H) hearts, (I) immigrants, (J) journal, (K) kin, (L) love, (M) mother, (N) names, (O) ordinances, (P) photographs, (Q) quilts, (R) records, (S) sealing, (T) temple, (U) unite, (V) valuable, (W) white, (eX) excited, (Y) year, (Z) Zion.