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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Mormon News
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 16:54:26 -0400
Ray Beere Johnson II wrote:
> --- On Sat, 3/21/09, treviawbeverly <>
>> The 'ancestors' are perhaps also someone else's ancestors ... and
>> they submitted them?? If so, I doubt they will be removed by a
>> third party ... Once any site begins to remove data based on
>> someone's request, where do they stop?
> At first glance, this sounds like a reasonable point. However, a
> simple question will reveal the fallacy behind it. What is the
> difference between creating a record, say, that shows an ancestor who
> during their lifetime was, say, staunchly Presbyterian, enrolled
> into the LDS Church
Ray, I am surprised that you do not understand what inclusion in the the
IGI means. I am not LDS, but this is my understanding.
An LDS church member can submit a relative for church ordnances and when
these rites have been performed, a Christening for the birth and a
sealing of a marriage, the record of the event is included in the IGI.
The extracted records have had the same rites performed on those events.
Inclusion in the IGI does not mean by any stretch that the person was a
member of the LDS church.
There are people in the IGI, including my ancestors, Protestants from
Germany to Nova Scotia that were born, married and died before the
Church of the LDS was formed or Joseph Smith born.
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