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Keslie B. loves a good story. When she’s not singing, swimming, or dancing ballet, she likes to read stories at her home in Brigham City, Utah. So when her grandma told her a story about an ancestor named Marie, Keslie wanted to go to the Family History Library to find out more.
Keslie was happy to learn how to do family history work and piece together the stories of some of her ancestors. But she won’t have to travel to Salt Lake City every time she wants to prepare an ancestor’s name for temple ordinances or do research—Keslie can do many things on her computer at home or at a nearby family history center. Now she can do family history work wherever she lives!
Searching for Grandma Marie
Finding Her Story
Marie Ingebretsen is Keslie’s great-great-great grandma. Marie joined the Church in Norway more than 135 years ago. After her baptism, she wanted to live with the Saints in Utah, so she took five of her children on a ship bound for America. Keslie saw the passenger list that Marie signed before she boarded the ship. Marie’s family arrived safely in America in 1882.
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Left background painting: Eternal Family through Christ by Judith Mehr; photographs by John Luke © IRI