Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Genealogist’s 13 ARTICLES OF Faith

1. We believe in Aunt Clara , the e eternal pursuer of our genealogy, and in the tradition that allows us to "let Aunt Clara do it", and in her persistence in supplying us with Xerox copies.
2. We believe that man will be excused from doing his own genealogy if he is earning a living or just too busy.
3. We believe that through the temple attendance of others, all mankind may be saved.
4. We believe the first principles of genealogy work are: first, that someone else will do it; second, repentance through main¬tained ignorance; third, baptism by immersion and into so many other things that we don't have time to do anyway; fourth, laying on of excuses for the gift of self-justification.
5. We believe that a man must be a born genealogist or he will never have the ability to perform the functions of record-keeping or research.
6. We believe in following the same organization that existed before the correlation program. Namely, don't try to improve the system, don't take training courses, don't form a family organization, etc.
7. We believe in the gift of time--time for TV, time for ballgames, time for movies, time for clubs, time for telephone chats, etc.
8. We believe the Handbook for Genealogy and Temple Work to be the word of the Church as far as it is translated correctly. We also have our doubts about the genealogy lesson manuals.
9. We believe nothing that the Ward Genealogy Committee has revealed, and we doubt that it will yet reveal any great and important things we do not already know.
10. We believe in the literal gathering of names, and that our pedigree sheets will be renewed automatically to paradisical correctness, just as though real honest research had been done.
11. We claim the privilege of interpreting all family traditions and printed histories to suit our own convenience, and allow all men the same privilege--let them assume who, where, or what they may.
12. We believe in being subject to discouragement, lack of confidence, and busy schedules; and in ignoring, resisting. or withstanding the law.
13. We believe in being lazy, and in not supporting genealogy work, indeed, we may say that we follow the lines of least resistance; We hope all things (but we do nothing); we have not endured any¬thing, and we do not expect to be able to endure anything. If there be any approved way to get out of these responsibilities, we seek after these things.
submitted by Jeannie Alagee

If you believe in these articles please call any of the ward's family history consultants. They can help you change and show you very easy ways to start working on your family history and genealogy. Call now, don't delay..