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Genealogy

Genealogy. Research of one’s family history. Names are gathered so that those already deceased can have temple rituals performed on their behalf. According to Joseph Smith, “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us is to seek after our dead. Those saints who neglect it in behalf of their deceased relatives, do it at the peril of their own salvation.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 193).