Saturday, May 10, 2008

LDS and Vatican Argue Over Genealogy Records

Controversy was recently stirred up when the Vatican sent a letter to the Catholic bishop of Utah, asking that the Catholic dioceses refrain from cooperating with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Most people are aware that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) hold one of the largest (or quite possibly the largest) genealogy collection in the world. So why would the Vatican impose such a ban? The actions have created a hushed reaction from both churches, as well as controversy over the letter.

While for many years, the LDS have been quite open about the collection of genealogical records, the Catholic church has been known throughout it's history for sweeping matters under the rug, and have long been accused of hiding or destroying historical and Biblical records.

While arguing the religious rightness of either church distracts from the true point, it remains unclear whether or not the historical records will be recovered from the Catholic church anytime soon. However, you can presently search through the LDS world genealogy records online for free.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A Free Search Tip for 2008

One of the quickest and easiest ways to find someone for free online is to use the free features on two particular sites. Head on over to the free "people search" page of PeopleFinders, and enter your search criteria. Once you have your basic information (you won't get the address or phone number through this search), you should then take the most recent city and state of the person you just searched for and head over to Zaba Search. Enter the name and state of the person, and compare the search results with the results from PeopleFinders.

Using this simple method, you should be able to locate most people. However, there are some instances where a person is not listed, or does not have any current information available due to instability. It is a good place to start no matter who you're looking for, because you can get previous addresses that may help you with future research.

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