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Hearts Turned to the Fathers: A History of the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1894-1994 (Byu Studies) Hardcover – February, 1995

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Product Details

  • Series: Byu Studies
  • Hardcover: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Brigham Young Univ Studies; 1st edition (February 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842523278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842523271
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,715,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a must read for folks interested in family history, genealogy, and how the LDS Church engaged in both since the beginning. It is difficult to read, due to the repetition of information and voluminous foot notes, even for one interesting in the topic such as myself. Thus the 3 star rating. Those who aren't interested in this topic would die of boredom.
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Wonderful history of the Genealogical Society. Includes interesting stories of the people behind this movement. I was surprised how they faced the same challenges we do today. The book covers 100 years, from 1894 to 1994. So much has happened since then as well.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cortezhill VINE VOICE on July 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book tells an amazing story about millions of people. Since 1894 the Geneological Society of Utah (now known as the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has souhgt to collect genealogical information about people from every nation. Latter-day Saints see this work as a fulfillment of Malachi's prophecy that the hearts of the children would be turned to their fathers to unify all members of the human family and to prepare the world to meet God.

In Novenber 1994, the Church celebrated the Genealogical Society's centennial. At one level, the Society's story is the history of an organization. At another level, it is the intersection of numerous individual stories, such as the dedication of Susa Young Gates, the tireless determination of Joseph Fielding Smith, the enthusiasm of Archibald F. Bennett, and the daring of Paul Langheinrich. LDS genealogical research is known all over the world. Parts of the story are familiar to many people, but only a fraction of the whole history is widely known.

This book tells that story. It is a history of astounding and sustained efforts that have changed the hearts of millions.
--- from book's dustjacket
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