BOSTON (RNS) — The data will help individuals hoping to trace back their family ancestry, as well as historians, genealogists, economists and other scholars looking for bulk data for their research.
"I have heard that the Mormons kept meticulous records, yet I am an African American, so I don’t know if they would have records on my kin," a reader asks historian Henry Louis Gates.
My church, which has always counseled against addiction in any form, is now going to PAY for my addiction by giving all Mormons a free membership to Ancestry.com. I am so there.
I'm the original anti-clutter warrior, but I've met my Waterloo in my late mother's papers. I just can't throw them away.