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.
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.
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.