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Thomas Milton Tinney, Sr. (born 1941) is a 21st century specialist in genealogical research, who focuses primarily on worldwide collective genealogy and family history.  He has been recognized in both editions of Who's Who in Genealogy & Heraldry, Marquis Who's Who in the West (1998 - 1999), and Who's Who in America, (2000 through 2004).  His research papers are deposited with the Joseph Smith Jr. Collection at the University of Utah Marriott Library and Thomas Milton Tinney Papers, at the Utah State Historical Society.  He moved to Utah as a teenager and began a personal evaluation of all record sources, investigating and memorizing published and microform locations, thereby studying every available history, family history, and genealogy collection at the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He has lived in Colorado, Texas and California, with travel and research evaluation done in every state of the contiguous United States; research elsewhere worldwide and visits to Canada and Mexico. 
Tinney, Sr. has studied the Melvyl® system since acquiring an executed License Agreement with the Regents of the University of California, 02 March 1992.  He has also maintained a listing of family history and genealogy articles, as well as written about intelligent design, and published online Theology & Science: The Bible Is Scientific.
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1. Kip Sperry, Professor of Family History, Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, has included in his list of favorite sites. It is also included in Genealogy Resources, A Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by Internet expert, author, keynote speaker and consultant Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. for monitoring genealogy resources and sites on the Internet. 2. Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory - Wiki is included in the world's largest family history library online reference site, in Directories of Genealogical Websites. There are currently (retrieved 2011-09-06) over 25,000 links to this resource, noted by the Yahoo! Site Explorer. It is presented in other library and related locations worldwide, such as BYU Portals Selected Internet Research Sites | Family History | HBLL, and notable East Chicago History Room presentation. 3. Visitors to regularly originate from the United States, India, and China (when not censored). 4. The book, Crash Course in Family History, Fourth Edition, by Paul Larsen, page 173, lists, under Best Web Directories/Portals - FREE
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Ignorance, False Promises and Pseudoscience: Is This
Profit Promotion of DNA Fiction by Senior Genealogists?

In 2013, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suggested "New Technology Makes Family History Easier, Even Fun", noting "An interesting development in family history research is the use of DNA testing to discover one’s ethnicity."

Is this a serious public relations mistake, for an organization, noted for being the source of all truth, to promote hope in fictional data sets? Today, this is now updated in FamilySearch, the genealogy arm of the LDS Church, in subset "Hiring a DNA Testing Company", listed under Hiring a Professional Researcher.

Evaluate one such company and its claims, that: "Once you've taken your test, we'll search our network of AncestryDNA members and identify your cousins—the people who share your DNA." And, AncestryDNA promotes itself as "The World's Largest Consumer DNA Database." Their site includes A Comprehensive Map of AncestryDNA Ethnicity Regions; currently listing 26 areas.

Well, from a Biblical standpoint, this is indeed true. We are all related as descending posterity of the prophet Noah, whose cousin relatives and ancestry, consisting of all mankind living prior to the flood, were then DNA hourglass squeezed into the one small family unit that survived. [" . . . Even if we use rates appropriate for the present world (x = 1 and C = 1.5), over 3 billion people could easily have been on the earth at the time of Noah."]. Ignorance: Any laundry list of people used on the earth, contains names and surnames, that are all related to each other, as a "cousin-hood"; this is not established genealogical proof.

Furthermore, "Genealogical Discontinuities among Etruscan, Medieval, and Contemporary Tuscans", accepted June 10, 2009. concludes by stating what is not "a safe general assumption":
"Only a handful of populations of preclassical Europe have been studied genetically, all of them only for mtDNA, and hence generalizations on their relationships with their current counterparts appear premature. Therefore, it is not clear yet whether these data may eventually force us to reconsider the results of studies inferring demographic history under the assumption that genetic diversity in current populations is a good proxy for the (unknown) diversity in past populations of the same region. At this stage, one can only emphasize that cases of both genetic continuity and discontinuity have been observed. Therefore, the notion that the modern inhabitants of a region are descended from its ancient residents does not seem a robust general assumption, but rather a hypothesis that whenever possible should be tested empirically using ancient DNA."

"This study shows that genealogical links can be detected between people who inhabited Tuscany at different time periods, but so far not between the Bronze Age and more recent inhabitants of the region." Additionally, "Analyses of mtDNA diversity in the British Isles (Töpf et al. 2007), and Iceland (Helgason et al. 2009), also showed sharp differences between historical and current populations. In addition, a large fraction (up to 80%, depending on the region considered) of the Dutch surnames were displaced from the areas in which their frequency was highest three centuries ago (Manni et al. 2005)."

(1) DNA testing cannot be used currently to discover one’s ethnicity. (2) Ethnicity Regions are only at present, pseudoscience conjecture. (3) Effective family history research requires primary document data.

DNA Testing: A Plus (+) or Minus (-) For Genealogy?
Mathematics Indicates That It Just Does Not Add Up.
The RootsTech 2013 conference in Salt Lake City highlighted current technologies that will help family historians as well as make family history work more appealing to young people.
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How would you suggest dealing with the attitude in the statement that 'Members need to find a name within 30 minutes or they will lose interest'?" ANSWER: We Cannot Be Saved without Our Dead

Combine this statement of Apostle Nelson, "we cannot be saved",
with the statement of Nephi that "I will go and do the things which
the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no
commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare
a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he
commandeth them."

Thus, there is no EXCUSE, from the current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson, on down to the least member. Here there is no QUESTION. No current or former member of the Church, living or dead, including martyr Joseph Smith, Jr., and all subsequent worthy, honorable members, are "saved". They cannot be. We cannot be, unless and until we have the faith of Jesus Christ and receive more revelations to inform us of the data concerning all of our deceased ancestry, so that we can seal them all up by the holy spirit of promise, to our first parents, Adam and Eve, for Adam first obtained and still holds all the Keys of the First Presidency. But, no Elders of the Church, including our own apostles, has now, as fathers in their own homes, "keys"; indeed, as Fathers,
none holds the keys independently over the fullness of the dispensation of the fullness of times, as Patriarchs. So we are all in a state of anxiety and uncertainty over our own lives, our wives and children, and our ancient fathers' families anxiously await and grieve with hope and expectation for their linked exaltation with us, their saviors upon Mount Zion!
Elder Nelson teaches that we cannot be saved without our dead (D&C 128:17-18).
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Black Holes Theory Colliding
with the Genealogy of Intelligence

Here is the Genealogy of Intelligence: Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be. The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth. And truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come. [D&C 93] This is the light of Christ. Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space— The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom of eternity, who is in the midst of all things. [D&C 88]

Here then is the collision of black holes theory with the genealogy of Intelligence. Since it has been declared by God Himself, that the light of Christ is the governing power, and that it governs in all of the whole universe, it is a contradiction in pure logic to define the nature of black holes, as bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape; (noted by Einstein, being the most negative and foreboding part of his general theory of relativity). Why? Because it clearly makes the Intelligence of God, by which all is ruled, subject to the natural elements He controls.

The King Follet Discourse, an address delivered by Joseph Smith, Jr., President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on April 7, 1844, mentions that "In the beginning, the head of the gods called a council of the gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it." . . ."God had materials to organize the world out of chaos—chaotic matter, which is element, and in which dwells all the glory. Element had an existence from the time he had. The pure principles of element are principles which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and re-organized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning, and can have no end." And, "The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal with God himself." . . . "Intelligence is eternal and exists upon a self-existent principle. It is a spirit from age to age, and there is no creation about it." Nevertheless, in the field of paleontology, attempts are made to decipher the evolution of life before organisms were large enough to leave body fossils; to discover the evolutionary history of life, way back to when paleontologists theorize Earth would have been first capable of supporting life.

The light of Christ dwelt in earth's chaotic matter, its constituent elements, and it is from those elements that an Earth was formed. Evolution is totally illogical. For, it is a known fact that there have been former species on the earth that no longer are alive; some currently that are now in the process of becoming extinct. Yet, each and every strange and weird life form, that has ever lived on this earth, propagated after its own kind, according to the will of God; shown factually today, across all varieties of life objects.
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DNA Testing: A Plus (+) or Minus (-) For Genealogy?
Mathematics Indicates That It Just Does Not Add Up.

Joshua S. Weitz has written numerous articles related to the subject areas of Biological Physics, Populations and Evolution. Physics and Society, Quantitative Methods. Of particular interest is "Let my people go (home) to Spain: a genealogical model of Jewish identities since 1492". His [findings highlight unexpected incongruities induced by genealogical dynamics between present-day and ancestral identities.]

Wired magazine reports on emerging technologies and how they affect our present culture. In the last 24 hours, they are reporting on a tipping point: open source software went nuclear this year.

Popular to the family genealogy and history community, is a prior Wired article concerning the universality of sephardic ethnicity as explained by mathematical genealogy; i.e., Joshua S. Wetz data. Placed in a universal set of any living person, [given occasional mating between individuals of different identities, then a small  number of generations is likely  required for individuals to have a subset of their ancestors with identities different than their own.]

Taking as an example, let us review the effects of plagues geographically.
Plague in the Ancient World: A Study from Thucydides to Justinian
[The Athenian plague (430-26 B.C.) originated in Ethiopia, and from there spread throughout Egypt and Greece.] . . .
[the Antonine plague, occurred during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.). It was brought back by soldiers returning from Seleucia, and before it abated, it had affected Asia Minor, Egypt, Greece, and Italy. ] . . .
[Another plague occurred during the reigns of Decius (249-251 A.D.) and Gallus (251-253 A.D.). This pestilence broke out in Egypt in 251, and from there infected the entire empire. Its mortality rate severely depleted the ranks of the army, and caused massive labor shortages. The plague was still raging in 270, when it caused the death of the emperor Claudius Gothicus (268-270).] . . .

The History of Plague – Part 1. The Three Great Pandemics . . .
[In epidemics plague is transmitted to humans by the bite of the Oriental or Indian rat flea and the human flea. . . . Plague is also transmissible person to person when in its pneumonic form.] From a DNA Testing standpoint, it is significant to note human interaction, by commerce and physical contacts.  [The three great plague pandemics had different geographic origins and paths of spread. {The major Plague epidemics occurred in 540 at Pelusium, Egypt, reached Constantinople in 542 and spread into Europe and Asia (the Plague of Justinian) in the following decade}. The Justinian Plague of 541 started in central Africa and spread to Egypt and the Mediterranean. {Around 1330 Plague affected the local residents of the Orient and following the elaborate trade routes, established in the previous two centuries, made its way west. By 1345, it was in the lower Volga; by 1346 Astrakhan, the Caucasus, and Azerbijian; by 1346 Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire; late autumn 1347 Alexandria, Egypt and southward along the Nile; India & what is now the middle east }. {14th century Europe, following the caravan routes, it was in the lower Volga River basin in 1345, the Caucasus and Crimea by 1346, Constantinople by 1347, Alexandria in the autumn of 1347, Cyprus and Sicily in that year, Italy by winter 1347, Marseilles by January of 1348, Paris in spring 1348, | Reports of another Genoese merchant ship carrying the disease to Marseilles came in January 1348. By that summer, the Plague reached Paris. It then spread east to Germany and north to England, reaching London in December 1348. During this time it came to be known by the names: the Great Dying, das Grosse Sterben, the Plague of Justinian, and Magna Mortalis. At that time, the population of England was estimated to be about four million, yet within a mere two and a half years about one third of them had died. | followed by Germany and the Low Countries in that year, Norway in May 1349, eastern Europe by 1350, and finally Russia in 1351, but smaller outbreaks continued for about 200 more years; Austria in 1711; the Balkans from 1770-1772.} The Black Death of 1347 originated in Asia and spread to the Crimea then Europe and Russia. {The last major pandemic ran from 1855-1896 worldwide, but mostly in China and India, wherein more than 12 million died.}  The third pandemic, that of 1894, originated in Yunnan, China, and spread to Hong Kong and India, then to the rest of the world] {Manchuria in 1910–1911 witnessed about 60,000 deaths due to pneumonic Plague with a repeat in 1920–1921; and a minor outbreak occurred as recently as the summer of 1994 in Surat, India closely following an earthquake in September 1993. . . . the government of India did not recognize the presence of the disease until several hundred thousand people had fled the region.}
{History of Epidemics and Plagues}

Additional disease outbreaks can be traced geographically, such as the 10 Worst Outbreaks in U.S. History;
also, A History of Epidemics in Britain

Origins of HIV and the AIDS Pandemic
[Originating in Cameroon and first recognized as a disease in 1981, the earliest documented case is believed to be in 1959 in the Congo. As of 2011 at least 60 million people had been infected by AIDS and 25 million had died. Today its impact varies widely across the world—while in 2008 an estimated 1.2 million Americans had HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa alone was home to 22.9 million cases, with one in five adults infected. About 35.3 million people were believed to have HIV in 2012.]

Native populations, thousands of miles away from sources of  the origin of infections died, validating extensive, worldwide contacts of humans, one with another, due to migrations, via trade routes, or from military contacts from armies in distant lands. Thus, from this factual information alone, obvious opportunities for physical associations among disparate family groups did arise, allowing for the [given occasional mating between individuals of different identities, then a small  number of generations is likely required for individuals to have a subset of their ancestors with identities different than their own.] It Just Does Not Add Up, that using DNA Testing, can arbitrarily, without having any real scientific validity, recreate hypothetically, isolated geographic ethnic origins, when they DO NOT represent the reality of facts of social contacts in ancient to modern history. However, for future generations, DNA Testing holds out great promise in maintaining international family and societal relationships, for future descendants, involved with world travel, residency changes, and multi-national record keeping. DNA Testing can become especially important, as a key method for administratively monitoring sudden migration changes, caused by global warfare dislocation, nation-to nation commerce, & Megacities growth. [Most Populated Cities of the World]

Handbook of geographical and historical pathology 1
Acute infective diseases
Handbook of geographical and historical pathology 2
Chronic infective, toxic, parasitic, septic and constitutional diseases
Handbook of geographical and historical pathology. 3,
Diseases of organs and parts

The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
Goodreads: The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease
[This Dictionary contains contributions from over 100 medical and social scientists from all over the globe, making it a truly interdisciplinary history of medicine and human disease.]

International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG)
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The Internet as a New and Perma-lasting
Book of Remembrance: Let's Face It. Let's Archive It.
Redefining Definitions - Definitions.

Wikipedia has redefined the use of "family history" on the Internet, when on 25 June 2013, it assimilated together, the Wikipedia articles: Genealogy and Family History, into just one article: Genealogy. What has gone unnoticed, at the same time, due to advances in technology, is the massive increase of individuals creating family history in real time, in the name of and through accounts in Facebook and other social media outlets. This disconnect is caused by the artificially created barriers used in family genealogy and history programs, to eviscerate bonding connections, online, between ancestry developed online in family trees, and those connections to more immediate, living family posterity, in the name of "privacy". This is actually totally bogus, as [The growing ubiquity of cell phones, especially the rise of smartphones, has made social networking just a finger tap away.]  [What people seem to want is not simply control over their privacy settings; they want control over their online reputations. But the idea that any of us can control our reputations is, of course, an unrealistic fantasy. The truth is we can’t possibly control what others say or know or think about us in a world of Facebook and Google, nor can we realistically demand that others give us the deference and respect to which we think we’re entitled. On the Internet, it turns out, we’re not entitled to demand any particular respect at all, and if others don’t have the empathy necessary to forgive our missteps, or the attention spans necessary to judge us in context, there’s nothing we can do about it.]

PewResearchCenter Social Networking Fact Sheet found that: [Social networking sites are increasingly used to keep up with close social ties] and that in particular, [Facebook revives “dormant” relationships]. Current total world population is now less than the over 7 billion global active mobile subscriptions. Social media sites are replacing the traditional newspapers, used in the past as a public forum for family related notices.

Paid newspapers are now in decline, and social media sites are becoming a key replacement, as a vital research resource, for present and future family genealogy and history. Social media mechanisms allow people to obtain information they want about relatives, through direct contact with one another, rather than using "cold start" Internet search boxes, and their ever changing "find" computer algorithms. Peer-to-peer authority replaces mass media general content data record sources, when reliance is given to personal contact data, from in-touch family and friends.

It is imperative therefore, for family units in the world, to keep accurate and complete family genealogy and history records, as well as teach reading and writing skills to all of their extended posterity. Preservation of records is very critical in mainlining an ongoing positive state of loving family cohesiveness;
to provide a caring social and spiritual continuity over time. The current social media ecosystem can pass-along content from social networks to more permanent archives. One way is the Internet Archive WayBack Machine with its Save Page Now feature. This allows a family to [Capture a web page as it appears now for use as a trusted citation in the future.] This will [archive a page instantly and get back a permanent URL for that page in the Wayback Machine. This free service allows anyone — . . . . {including newbies to professional family genealogists and generational historians} — to create a stable URL to cite, share or bookmark any information they want to still have access to in the future.]

Technology redefines definitions, when Family History is noted to be a significant part of social media sites. In particular, Facebook, with over 1.55 billion monthly active users, is determined now as "family friendly", because 83% of parents are friends with their teenager on Facebook. Facebook: Family History In Real Time. And then there is of course, Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and stringent Marquis Who's Who in America, etc. For example, as a collateral professional research tool, Wikipedia has now, far exceeded a Family History Library data set, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, by allowing easy access to comprehensive, online data sources for geographic localities, containing the pertinent past and present Geo-political connections, such as city, county, state and nation state historical interconnections, with all of their surrounding regions.
How many people are there in the world? World population has reached 7 billion. World population live counter with data sheets, graphs, maps, and census data regarding the current, historical, and future world population figures, estimates, growth rates, densities and demographics
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREATING FAMILY GENEALOGY and HISTORY RECORDS, versus DOING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY and GENEALOGY? Facebook, Google, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and stringent Marquis Who's Who in America, carefully note, with commentary.

Answer: Currently, software programs provided conscientiously, by reputable,,, etc., have many "bells and whistles" family trees. Yet, they are not professional, in that they do not provide that necessary and expedient process of research methodology, for the common man, woman or child, anxiously and cheerfully engaged in doing his or her family history research. It is nice to say that anyone can do family history and genealogy. And, it is correct. Anyone can do family history and genealogy. In fact, a thorough study of records online in family trees, shows conspicuously, that such is the case. Unfortunately, the proverbial cart is before the horse.

[George Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie, 1589: Ye haue another manner of disordered speach, when ye misplace your words or clauses and set that before which should be behind. We call it in English prouerbe, the cart before the horse, the Greeks call it Histeron proteron, we name it the Preposterous.] So, we find treasured family records, stories and pictures, being haphazardly "verified", after the fact, with documents gathered, from whatever sources available, provided at the whim and whimsy of compilers. This means that any source documentation is smothered in mass loveliness, whose accuracy cannot be followed conscientiously and consistently, having additionally embellished and extraneous side bar links to irrelevant, unrelated data, a perpetual restudy.

Family Genealogy and History
Internet Education Directory - Wiki
On the other hand, we find that this site
prominently presents a serious question
for consideration; the key issue and overriding
Pertinent Question: What really defines credible
Family Genealogists and Generational Historians?

Answer: It is those genealogy research specialists who compile their family records for Jesus Christ, in preparation for His final resurrection of all mankind. He gives the spirit of Elijah to all those seeking out their own kindred, with all of their own weak abilities, through His Sacrifice, to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. It is credible that Christ obtained a physical body, which He could not have done were it not for the fall of Adam. The eternal Godhood of Jesus Christ mandated His obtaining a mortal body through the loins of Adam, from His mother Mary. It is a contemptuous insult to the glory, to the honor and majesty of Jesus Christ, to suggest any lesser evolutionary, atheistic ancestry, before the arrival of Adam and Eve upon the earth. Prayerfully, alleged bogus "scholarship", based upon theoretical DNA extrapolations, is thus understood, and then rejected. Mankind, the posterity of Adam and Eve, are preserved in Christ.

Why is this so? Because only those individuals who compile data for the intended purpose of providing documented evidence in an orderly manner, with each family unit considered as a building "block" of the kingdom of God, are sufficiently motivated to give the necessary time, talent, and means, to establish inclusive ties to all family members, and interpersonal relationship connections. Facts and sources are not an option; they are the very essential elements from which further actions can be prayerfully developed, to complete and extend the known evidences. To study and evaluate information out in one's mind, in an orderly, line upon line, structurally creative process, justification must be assured in references that can be restudied by other reasonable persons. Other researchers must be given information that can reduplicate the mental process and arrive at the same conclusion as the original author and researcher. If it is right, it will become mentally satisfying to professional genealogists and feel good. But if the evidence is not provided, it will seem questionable and doubts will arise in the mind, causing a sense of confusion; a stupor. This is because the compiled record comes partially from the opinion of the originating researcher, and not from the very records themselves. To remove this feeling of doubt and unease, the scholarly mind is compelled to seek for confirmation, by doing additional research, as deemed necessary, to replace doubt with substantiating facts, or to remove and eliminate all questionable connections, or assumptions, made by the originating author.

Original documents, public records, legal agreements and lawful transactions, online reproductions, letters, notes, family or personal diaries, authentically written historical journals, Bible records, photographs, newspaper articles, gravestones, monuments, etc. evaluated in the process of their presentation within pedigree compilations, are fundamentally necessary. The attaching or embedding of all [(D&C 132) covenants, contracts, bonds, obligations, oaths, vows, performances, connections, associations, or expectations], from Internet data sets, to online pedigrees, eliminates the ability for others, to hide, distort, or pontificate; i.e. to "exercise unrighteous dominion". It provides the first hand access to where the conclusion originated. Mandated initial embedding or attaching documentation does "hasten my work", by eliminating the need for youth to be highly trained in the mechanical aspects of different "style" guides; the source maintains scholarship. It also provides once and for all, a vital control over the circular process of myriads of reduplication entries found daily in LDS Temple Ordinance Work files, with its massive loss of time, talent, money and effort; by verification matching to the source documents themselves. Also, at the same time, by cross-comparison with the known historical recordings of various events and data sources, it does provide the capacity for systematic cleansing and elimination of currently published, unhistorical, fake, fictional, unsubstantiated, and intentionally fabricated Internet document sources.

I don’t see an Adam-ondi-Ahman priesthood meeting happening, if this work is not done properly, beforehand. It would be a useless, wasted event, and the whole earth will be cursed. Nevertheless, no major pedigree systems are currently developed, such as FamilySearch, MyHeritage, as well as Ancestry, to mention a few, using true patriarchal, descending format, except as those mentioned in the standard works of The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints, which I have tried to follow, in my present online Internet compilations. It is all part of the genealogy connections, belonging in fact, to our first parents, Adam and Eve.  So, in the end, we are preparing for, and working for, the restoration of their posterity, to be sealed as one, living in harmony, through the commandments of Jesus Christ.

Restrictions on data of living posterity do not transmit the spirit of Elijah, directly to our cherished, precious children. In reality, this disallows or hides the fact that our sealings in the temples, in real time, make or create what I would call “scripture” families; in that all of our families and histories are or should be extensions of the standard works, in fact. This turns the hearts of the children to the fathers and the hearts of the fathers to the children; all being part of the ancient patriarchal priesthood; fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, parents, children, etc.
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But Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

I think there is some correlation between names and numbers
and the Spirit of Elijah and the mothers of Zion in the Church.
A mother takes approximately nine (9) long months to create
a human being that becomes a statistical name with blessing.
During that time, by tremendous sacrifice, sweat, tears, and
her very life blood, she turns the heart of her husband to this
yet unborn child, by simple things, like showing a little hand,
or foot sticking out of the surface of an enlarged tummy. Later,
that same mother teaches this individual important child, all
the beginning lessons of life, including his or her own name,
about daddy and mommy and their names, their relatives, etc.

Every child of God, which we all are, has an eight year start,
in which we are free of the need for baptism, via Jesus Christ.
Then, being baptized, we are to become again as a little child,
in the similitude of Jesus Christ. So, it seems to me, statistics
are not all inclusive as they ought to be, and genealogy, as well
as family history, are part and parcel of the love fully expressed
within the realm of Motherhood; i.e., the Spirit of Elijah. It should
be remembered that Elijah, as President of the Church in his day,
was sent by Jehovah to a widow, who remembered her own sin,
yet implored the Prophet to save the love of her life, her only son.
What happened to this son who had a prophet of God return him
to life? Did he start a Journal Record when he was a young boy?
Did his mother teach him on her knee about the God of Israel?
What about all the other names and blessings in the Bible? Were
there priesthood leaders that had the power and Temples to do all
their own work and that of their fathers, sons, brothers, sisters,
wives, daughters and relatives? We all descend from Adam and Eve.
We are all genealogy that is descending; all is descendant research.

. . . "But Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid hands
on them, and departed thence." (JST, Matt. 19:13–15) So, if we
follow the Jesus example, shouldn't Mormon missionaries throughout the world, go into every family, nation, kindred, tongue and people, offering blessings and names to little children, with the permission of parents and legal authorities, and adding as single entries, potentially, billions of present and future names to Church rolls? Would this not spearhead a tremendous reduction in the current rate of world illiteracy? Would this not elevate the Relief Society in charity? Would this not help lift the traditional curse of darkness on humanity?

In fact, in the end, are we really trying to get people to do their family genealogy and history, or is it that we are trying to remove from their lives the circumstances that blur their childhood feelings and emotions, which when restored, extend positively out into all social relationships? All then being sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise!
See this page in the original 1992 publication. Author: Flake, Lawrence R. The Holy Spirit of Promise is one of many descriptive name-titles of the Holy Ghost and refers to a specific function of the Holy Ghost. In John 14:16,the Savior, who had been a comforter to his disciples, assured them ...
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Reconstructing the Early Biography of Jesus Christ

It has always been my interest, since early childhood, to have access to the personal history of the Messiah, prior to his baptism by John the Baptist. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, has an abstract of related interest, concerning "Algorithmic handwriting analysis of Judah’s military correspondence sheds light on composition of biblical texts". [Ancient inscriptions provide important evidence of the proliferation of literacy. . . . inscriptions found in the desert fortress of Arad, . . . indicates a high degree of literacy in the Judahite administrative apparatus . . . ]

In like manner, John the Baptist was a son of Zachariah, priest in the temple of Jerusalem, of the course of Abijah. His mother was Elizabeth, a daughter of Aaron; John thus a descendant of Aaron on both his father's and mother's side. Zachariah, of necessity was educated; proficient in reading and writing. By family tradition, Aaron and his successor high priest male heirs had possession of the Urim and Thummim, Aaronide priests teaching divine laws (Torah) to the general Israelite population. This high degree of literacy is shown by Apollos, a known convert of John the Baptist.

I have read the book: Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage, to gather further insights from the writings of a modern apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
However, what is most compelling to me, is the life of John the Baptist, and his eyewitness testimony.

“This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.” Also, “And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” From a purely genealogical research standpoint, what is astonishing to me, in evaluating the record, is the fact that the God of this world, even Jehovah, could live upon the earth among the general population of his Jewish brethren, thirty years, and still be totally unrecognized. Even though John the Baptist forbade the Christ, saying, "I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?" Yet, he did not know He was the Messiah in fact, until after manifestations of the spirit, during His baptism.

From what little direct evidence that survives, only Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, the angels that testified at His birth to the shepherds, who then saw the Babe in the manger, righteous Simeon and Anna, in the Temple at Jerusalem when He was circumcised, the wise men that visited the young child, and His own mother, truly knew of His real identity.  Zacharias, husband of Elizabeth, was slain between the temple and the altar, publicly exterminating this family testimony; Mary kept the secret in her heart (Joseph was commanded to marry her); the wise men departed out of the land (warned to save their lives [Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.]); Simeon and Anna were advanced in years, and naturally would have died shortly after they saw the Christ; and, the shepherds did not live where Jesus actually was raised, He having been born where His alleged parents were taxed, because of their parental heritage (Bethlehem is about 6 miles south of the city of Jerusalem and Nazareth is about 65 miles north of Jerusalem). Thus, we are only told the fact that: " And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him." However, this says a lot.

When Jesus Christ was twelve years of age, Joseph and Mary "found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers." That Jesus Christ could read, is validated by the fact that He ". . . taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all." In "Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read." . . . "And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him." . . . "And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?"

Why did they wonder?  Because, according to JST Matthew 3:24-26: 24 And it came to pass that Jesus grew up with his brethren, and waxed strong, and waited upon the Lord for the time of his ministry to come. 25 And he served under his father, and he spake not as other men, neither could he be taught; for he needed not that any man should teach him. 26 And after many years, the hour of his ministry drew nigh. "In the cities the carpenters would be Greeks, and skilled workmen; the carpenter of a provincial village could only have held a very humble position, and secured a very moderate competence." So the conundrum for the Jews, the confusing and difficult problem or question, was the impossibility of Jesus being the Messiah, when He never had been taught by any of their religious leaders, nor did He receive a formal education, providing credentials from their elite institutions.

Continuing, the Merits of Jesus Christ at baptism, and shortly thereafter, provide significant clues as to the lifestyle of The Lord, prior to that time, when they are extrapolated backwards to His earlier years. The most significant achievement was declared from heaven: "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Thus, as He was perfect, all things that Jesus asked for, He received, and nothing was withheld from His sight, as He had direct access, according to His own desire and will, to full Universal knowledge. This is self evident from the statement of John the Baptist, when he noted the Savior "is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.", (a functional capacity arising out of being ordained a High Priest after the Holy Order of Melchizedek, and a greater authority than the Priesthood of Aaron held by John the Baptist). Indeed, "Messiah is above the spirit and power of Elijah, for He made the world, and was that spiritual rock unto Moses in the wilderness."

All that being said. the attributes and characteristics of Jesus Christ, from conception to His death on the cross, are easily determined, due to the fact that He was God incarnate. He had the actual knowledge that the course of life which He was pursuing, was according to His Father's will. At age twelve (12), He commented to Joseph and Mary: "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" From this very fact, we can obtain the correct idea of His character, perfections and attributes. "First, That he was God before the world was created, and the same God that he was, after it was created."  "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy."

Jesus was merciful, and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in goodness, and He was so from everlasting, and will be to everlasting. He changed not, from Jehovah, to Man, to Son Ahman, to the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. There was no variableness with Him; being the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday today and forever. His course was one eternal round, without variation. He was an infant, child, young adult, and Man of truth and did not lie. He was no respecter of persons; and all men, women, and children, that He associated with, that feared God and worked righteousness, were accepted of Him. He was and is the embodiment of Love. By the faith of others in Him, He worked and does continue to work miracles through truth, justice and mercy.

Jesus Christ was a virtuous and lovely baby, child, young man and adult male. He was exceedingly strong and powerful, more so than any other human being that has ever lived upon this earth. He, as an adult, fasted for forty (40) days without eating. Shortly thereafter, when he began preaching in His childhood synagogue, they were filled with wrath, and "rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way." He was full of virtue, by which He influenced and blessed individuals and the multitudes. He acquired power over all elements, transcended the force of gravity, moved through space at will, raised the dead and healed the afflicted.

He magnified all of His Priesthood callings, was faithful in keeping all the Mosaic and all higher commandments, and lived by every word that did proceed from the mouth of God, His Eternal Father. He was blessed with the protecting administration of angels from preconception, until His death, and thereafter in heaven. The Holy Ghost was His constant companion. He knew the doctrine of the Priesthood, and when He spoke, He reproved with sharpness, but then showed forth afterwards an increase of love toward him or her, whom He had reproved. He was meek and lowly, and never found fault with any food, any drink, any house, any lodgings or gifts provided to Him willingly, from the heart. He loved to associate with little children, in whose lives dwelt and dwells the innocent spirit of celestial glory.
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Pure Genealogy in The Body of Christ
Family Genealogy & History Book of Life

Book of Mormon - Ether 3:25 And when the Lord had said these words, he showed unto the brother of Jared all the inhabitants of the earth which had been, and also all that would be; and he withheld them not from his sight, even unto the ends of the earth.

Why not use the pattern provided, used in First Corinthians, King James Version (KJV)? Paul the Apostle and Sosthenes our brother wrote it to the church of God which is at Corinth. . . . 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. . . . 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Now, having said all that, I state clearly that pure genealogy is the framework of descending bones in the patriarchal family of Christ, He being our Head. Family History, with all of its members, components and functions, is indeed the "flesh" on the genealogical bones in the patriarchal body of Christ.  The Family Genealogy and History Book of Life kept in Heaven and on earth.

Consider the process of growth of any infant, a child of God. Nothing is fitly framed and kept solid and secure, unless and until the bones are developed, upon which all organs and parts are bound together and nourished (bone marrow); otherwise, crippling and deformed side effects. Since building strong bones is part of a healthy lifestyle, (which includes avoiding smoking and alcohol, which are risk factors for developing osteoporosis), we should live the Word of Wisdom, keep the spirit of Elijah, and establish through our pedigree bones the virtuous, undefiled body of Christ. Else, all of our efforts and exertions, no matter how well intended, will be for naught, be overthrown, and destroyed.

Joseph Smith, Jr.; March 10, 1844;
History of the Church, 6:249-254
. . . Now for Elijah. The spirit, power, and calling of Elijah is, that ye have power to hold the key of the revelation, ordinances, oracles, powers and endowments of the fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood and of the kingdom of God on the earth; and to receive, obtain, and perform all the ordinances belonging to the kingdom of God, even unto the turning of the hearts of the fathers unto the children, and the hearts of the children unto the fathers, even those who are in heaven. . . . I wish you to understand this subject, for it is important; and if you will receive it, this is the spirit of Elijah, that we redeem our dead, and connect ourselves with our fathers which are in heaven, and seal up our dead to come forth in the first resurrection; and here we want the power of Elijah to seal those who dwell on earth to those who dwell in heaven. This is the power of Elijah and the keys of the kingdom of Jehovah.
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Christmas Spirit Genealogy:
The Atonement of Jesus Christ

The greatest gift that Jesus Christ gave the world was His Life. "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Thus, validity [but not the accuracy] of genealogies in the Bible, are established. "For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink— Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men. Wherefore, I command you again to repent, lest I humble you with my almighty power; and that you confess your sins, lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit."

Jesus Christ Himself states: " lest you suffer these punishments of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have tasted at the time I withdrew my Spirit." "And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God." The Messiah spoke: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." Why could not the Comforter, or Holy Ghost come unto them? Because it had descended upon Jesus Christ and remained with Him thereafter.

The King of the Jews in the garden of Gethsemane, suffered the punishment of rejection by God the Father, rightfully pronounced upon Adam and Eve, and all of their posterity, when they were cast out from the garden of Eden, being intentionally disobedient. The Only Begotten Son of God, who had not sinned, intervened. "Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude." The King of Zion and the rejected Rock of Heaven, "came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him." "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." The protecting power of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, had to be withdrawn, causing the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit. The God of the Universe, even Jesus Christ, was now independently acting in His capacity as a Man; subject to death.

"Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him." [Verified by The Pilate Stone.]

"Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (Aramaic) that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" The Lord quotes words from the twenty-second psalm, being applicable; He, the suffering and foreordained sacrifice: a a god experiencing total agony of soul.

Testimonium Flavianum, by Josephus, appears authentic. "About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared."

This document was clearly written by a Jew, providing a Jewish viewpoint. It states that "Pilate had condemned him to a cross", which does not match the gospel washing of the hands to avoid responsibility, done by the Roman Governor. It indicates that Josephus could not write down the unthinkable idea, that the Messiah was murdered by the hand of the Jewish Nation, even though his death came by "the accusation of the principal men among us" . Eat and drink this Sabbath, the Sacrament; do it in memory of the Living Life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Quotes from Kings James Bible; Doctrine & Covenants; Josephus.
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to the most current issue online]

When the weary ones we love
Enter on that rest above,
When their words of love and cheer
Fall no longer on our ear,
Hush! Be every murmur dumb,
It is only "Till He come!"]
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