Family History ABCs

By Hilary Hendricks

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    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:

    Illustrated by Rachel Hoffman-Bayles

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    • (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.