Family History in Ipoh

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A two-day event of sharing Family History was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 12, Lorong Cheah Cheang recently for residents of Ipoh.

Photos and lineage charts filled the walls. Banners inside and outside invited and welcomed all with an interest in genealogy. The Ipoh Family History Center was opened to help visitors enter their family information into the Family Tree, the new genealogy programme launched by Family Search, the Church’s genealogy site on the internet. Not only were people signed into Family Tree but they also recorded the names of their ancestors and then added photos and stories bringing their ancestors to life for all to read about.

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Visitors were also able to watch several videos such as “Granite Mountain” and “Searching for Emma” which tells about the huge effort of the LDS Church to preserve records from around the world. These records are digitized, indexed and made available online to anyone regardless of nationality or creed. Family Search, the name of the organisation that collects, maintains and makes available these records, is a free service and is the largest depository of genealogy records in the world. Those interested can visit the website: familysearch.org.

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The Ipoh Family History Center is open on Sundays from 1pm to 2pm and on Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. For further information call Loh at 016‑538 0121.

2 thoughts on “Family History in Ipoh

  1. I am really impressed with the article about family history in Ipoh. I can see the wonderful legacy of family values from Ipoh pioneers down to their generations. This will bind closer relationship between ancestors and descendants.

    The technology provided to us today to search our ancestors is really a wonderful tool to start this binding of love to our ancestors. I personally encourage all of us , specially to motivate myself, to observe the examples done by the members in Ipoh LDS Church in searching our ancestors and show express of love to parents, grandparents, great-greats, etc. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful article about a wonderful event. We enjoyed both attending and reading about it.
    It is marvelous to learn how to access and use the many resources that are available to help people discover their roots, search out their ancestors and unite their families. WIth appreciation to everyone involved in promoting this great work, President and Sister Mains Singapore Mission

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