Jerry Park, an associate professor of sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, says “you may want to send a thank-you to [The] Church of Jesus Christ of [Latter-day] Saints” for its genealogy efforts.

Park makes these comments after watching a recent episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots." The program shows that, thanks to the work of Latter-day Saint genealogists at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, researchers were able to discover records that contain information about one celebrity's family back to the 1200s.
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