Allen, James B., Embry, Jessie L., Mehr, Kahlile B.
Quest for Effectiveness, 1940–1960
Hearts Turned to the Fathers
Brigham Young University
[1995 Mormon Historical Association Winner for Article Award of Excellence]
Even though most Latter-day Saints were unforgettably aware of the importance of seeking out their ancestors not all were involved in doing so. Only a small percentage in fact were actively engaged in research. Nevertheless, most were directly affected by the Churches commitment to genealogy genealogical classes for all age groups, genealogy home teachers, temple excursions, genealogy conventions, genealogy sermons in worship services, the genealogical magazine, and sermons on the doctrinal commitment of the church were all basic elements of the LDS mosaic. In combination these highly visible activities regularly pricked the conscience of every member.