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From: "Salaam Blackmore" <>
Subject: Re: Church of Latter-Day Saints
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 14:42:51 +0200
I would just like to endorse what you have said.
Whatever one's beliefs, everyone interested in family history - or in
history at all, for that matter - owes a debt to the LDS.
----- Original Message -----
From: JohnO <>
Sent: Sonntag, 4. Juli 1999 08:17
Subject: Church of Latter-Day Saints
> I am neither a member of The Church of Latter Day Saints,
> nor do I personally know anyone who is so I have no great
> "vested" interest in the organization. I do,however,correspond
> frequently with a number of members of the Church who are also
> subscribers to this list. No one has made the remotest attempt to
> discuss their personal beliefs with me,no attempt to initiate possible
> conversion,no mass mailings,no keen young men arriving on the doorstep.
> In short, it is really only by accident that I have discovered that these
> exceedingly pleasant people happen, incidentally, to be L.D.S.
> I personally do not feel that this is the proper forum to "air" one's
> on a particular religious denomination and most certainly not to express
> views/opinions that could be interpreted as bordering on the offensive.
> At the very least I gather some outsider's ideas are misconceptions.
> My sole reason for writing on this subject is to say that we ALL owe a
> considerable debt and an enormous vote of thanks to the LDS for
> their colossal and immeasurable contribution(without asking for any
> payment or even thanks) to the study of genealogy. The Church's motives
> in pursuing ancestors may be questioned by non-adherents,the information
> in the IGI and many other resources may not be100% accurate but by golly,
> the information is available to all who are interested.
> I for one, am very thankful for the tremendous efforts made by the Church
> in making the "fruits of their labour" available to all and at gynormous
> borne only by the members.
> John Overholt
> Kingston upon Thames,Eng