Friday, October 30, 2009
Names, Characters & Eternity
In the LDS church, we believe that families can be together forever. These 'ordinances' are performed in our temples. Worthy members of the church can enter the temples to be married and hopefully, reunited after death.
We also believe that many of our ancestors who have died before they were married in the temple still have the opportunity through us, the living.
Today, many members of church went to the temple with over 140 names of my ancestors. I was unable to go but many stopped me and told me how much they enjoyed helping my ancestors.
And how much they enjoyed the names:
Thomas Howard (Duke of Norfolk)
Sir Knight Tomas Howard (1st Earl of Suffolk)
Lady Mary FitzAlan
Capt. John Benedict
George II Count of Hesse-Darmstadt
And my favorite! Christmas Poll (male)
I have found the mother lode of names for any books or stories within my own family!
What about you? Any interesting names in your family?