This is a short extract from the October 2009 Ensign which I liked, just to highlight how there is a need for everyone to engage with the work of salvation for the dead, and no excuse not to!
Some say, “My family history is all done.” Others say, “Uncle Fred is doing it all.”
That’s a bit like saying, “I don’t go to Church, but that’s okay because Uncle Fred goes for me.”
The fact is that we need to be personally engaged in family history so our hearts will be turned to our fathers. Then we will forge that welding link between our ancestors and us that is so important to the Lord.
Think about it. We each have four grandparents and that doubles each generation. In 10 generations we have 512 “grandparents”—not counting the thousands of other family members they bore. In 16 generations, we have nearly 33,000 direct ancestors. Our family history hasn’t all been done—I guarantee it.