A Year on Temple Square

Family History Library

By Tina Dean

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Come with us this month for a look at an important place on Temple Square.

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!

When Keslie walked into the library she saw a big painting called The Eternal Family through Christ. It shows Jesus Christ surrounded by prophets and people from different time periods. Everyone looks like one big family.

The service missionaries and library workers were happy to answer Keslie’s questions. There were so many neat things to see!

This big relationship chart was one of Keslie’s favorite things. She saw how many well-known people are related to each other.

Left background painting: Eternal Family through Christ by Judith Mehr; photographs by John Luke © IRI