Family History

1 Corinthians 15:29
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

The Promise of Elijah

Millions across the world of all faiths are actively engaged in genealogical research - trying to find cherished ancestors and binding their family ties past and present. 

Why are they doing it? Most would probably say because it’s an amusing hobby and they feel motivated by a strong curiosity about their ancestors. It is because they’ve been touched by the spirit of this work. According to the Old Testament, Elijah was to come back and prepare the way of the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord is the spirit of love that may eventually overcome all human family estrangements as it builds bridges between the generations. It binds beloved grandparents, now deceased, with the grandchildren who never knew them by preserving and sharing their histories and keepsakes. A life not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. And yet, knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills us with values that give direction and meaning to our lives.

Laguna Niguel Family History Center
22851 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo
949-580-1905 (Please call ahead to verify a volunteer is available to help you)
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Open Hours: 
Tuesday: 9:00am-4:00pm; 7-9pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm; 7-9pm
Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm; 7-9pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm