On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower landed in America bringing hope and religious freedom to those on board. Today, there are over 35 million Americans who are descendants of the original pilgrims and you could be one of them! A fun way to find out if your ancestors were on board that ship would be to try the newly-released activity on FamilySearch. See the details below and just click on the link to get started:
In his April 2005 General Conference address, President Henry B. Eyring stated:
“He has trusted you by letting you hear the gospel in your lifetime, giving you the chance to accept the obligation to offer it to those of your ancestors who did not have your priceless opportunity. Think of the gratitude He has for those who pay the price in work and faith to find the names of their ancestors and who love them and Him enough to offer them eternal life in families, the greatest of all the gifts of God. He offered them an infinite sacrifice. He will love and appreciate those who paid whatever price they could to allow their ancestors to choose His offer of eternal life.”X
Please share this family history idea with your family and ward/branch members to help them embark on a voyage into the world of family history work.
Bill and Mary Buckley
Riverside Stake Family History Leaders