A Puzzlement: Climb Your Family Tree


Climb Your Family Tree

Have you done any honest-to-goodness genealogy work lately? Let these few questions serve as a warming-up exercise; then why not do some real climbing in your own family tree? You may find yourself happily hooked on what many consider to be the most intriguing work that the Lord has given us the opportunity to do.

1. What Old Testament prophet is credited with keeping the first book of remembrance? (Moses 6:5–8.) ________________________________________

2. Can you name three prophets of Old Testament times who referred to a book of remembrance? (Moses 6:5–8, 45–46; Mal. 3:16–18.) _______________ _______________ _______________

3. One important scripture pertaining to genealogy is found—with slight variation—in all four of the standard works. Without turning to the reference cited, can you quote the first few words? (Mal. 4:5–6; 3 Ne. 25:5–6; D&C 2; JS—H 1:38.) __________ _____ __________ ___________ ________ ____________ __________ ____________

4. Has Elijah returned to the earth as promised by Malachi? (D&C 110:14–16.) Yes ____ No ____

5. What is described in the Doctrine and Covenants as the “most glorious of all subjects belonging to the everlasting gospel”? (D&C 128:17.) __________ __________ __________ __________

6. What blessing can come to the spirit “prisoners” for whom proxy baptisms are performed? (D&C 128:22.) __________________________________

7. When was the idea of the great importance of keeping records of work for the dead originated? (D&C 128:5.) ____________ ________ ____________ ____________ ________ _________ ____________

8. Why did Adam call his wife’s name Eve? (Gen. 3:20.) _______________ ______ _______ _____ _______________ ____ ______ _____________

9. Where was the genealogy of the children of Adam from which the prophet Enoch knew about Adam kept? (Moses 6:8–25, 45–47.) ____________ _____________ ____________ _______________

10. Are you related to Adam and Eve? (Moses 4:26, Abr. 1:3.) ________

Answers:

[illustration] Illustrated by Ed Maryon

1. Adam.

2. Adam, Enoch, and Malachi.

3. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the Prophet …” Find the scripture and read the rest.

4. Yes, on April 3, 1836.

5. Baptism for the dead.

6. They shall go free.

7. Before the foundation of the world.

8. Because she was the mother of all living.

9. In a book of remembrance.

10. Yes. They are the first parents of us all.