amongst our people, admitting an aversion to genealogy is like saying you dont like mo-tab or milk or wheat bread or or or...CASSEROLES.
i have never cared to do genealogy. oh sure,i did my little pedigree chart in merry miss class, but the bug never bit me. it bit my grandmother big time. she had a suitcase full of pedigree charts, pictures, and eventually floppy disks. i loved the stories she told and admired what she was doing,but the excitement never caught on.
it was just a few years ago that i went through the temple for my own ordinances and i have been attending the temple regularly ever since. when a close friend gave me one of her names from her genealogy work, it kind of opened my eyes. doing this for someone i know opened my eyes to the excitement of it all.
i signed up for the new church website,but quickly grew disinterested.
recently another friend said she really wanted to start doing temple work for her family and would i help her? of course! we joked a little about how we know nothing about even starting the whole process. my ward has a great family history specialist, so i am sure i will start there.
Elder Scott's(i think it was him)talk further inspired me to just get off my butt and do this. people are waiting.