Inspiring Counsel and Stories

Be uplifted by quotes and stories about the powerful impact and blessings of family history.


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I Choose Him as my Father
True story of a living father and a deceased son coming together through vision to be sealed.
Cathy Andereggstoryinspirational
Miracles or Serendipity?
These stories of miraculous happenings that helped people find their ancestors. Stories have been compiled from Ancestry Insider, the Deseret News, L.D.S Daily, and many more sites.
Cathy P Andereggstory
Preserving the World's Records
This is an example of how people from many faiths can come together to get the records of their family preserved, and how the Lord opens doors.
Cathy Andereggstory
Prophets, Promises, and Accuracy

Why we do Family History in 3 presentations: Over 100 quotes of promises and admonitions from LDS Prophets. A shorter version emphasizing accuracy, sourcing, merging duplicates, and proving relationship to you. Also a collection of inspirational stories - miracles or serendipity? You decide.

Cathy Andereggquotefamily_tree, temple, research, duplicates
Saving Kings and Slaves
During a sealing session, our family was able to perform this sacred work for members of a royal family in the 4th Century AD and for African American slaves. A testimony of the love God has for all.
Cathy AndereggstoryInspirational
Stories that Bind Us Together
This is an article that appeared in the NY Times of the importance of stories in keeping families together.
Bruce Feilerstory
The Little Red Hen and Family History
This talk recounts the story of the Little Red Hen and how her efforts are much like we lone family historians, working "all by ourselves." This inspirationsl talk helped motivate an entire ward to get more engaged in family history.
Cathy Andereggstorymotivation
The Prince of Peace
Primary Sharing Time message emphasizing that when the Savior returns, He will come to His temple. If we have faith in Christ, repent, and obey Him, we will be the kind of people who will be at the temple when He comes again.
Vicki F. MatsumoriquoteChristmas, second coming, temple