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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a travel loving, roller coaster riding, wife, mother of five, grandmother of 10 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a wonderful family. I am the second oldest and have 2 sisters and 1 brother. My mother's family joined the LDS church in it's very early days. Missionaries taught my dad's family and they joined the church when he was a young boy. I am intrigued with searching out our family history. I wish I could devote more time to it. I love to hear the stories and visit the towns and countries of my ancestors. I have been blessed with the ability to travel to some of the places they lived including the beautiful state of Wisconsin and the countries of Scotland and Ireland. I consider myself blessed to have the heritage I do and for the sacrifices my ancestors made for me to be born where I was and under the conditions I was born. I love all things family!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. I was raised with the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ and those teachings always have rang true to me. I remember even as a young girl feeling the love of my Heavenly Father and His watchful care over me. As I grew older I searched the scriptures and studied in seminaries, church, and on my own in an effort to gain a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ, the restoration of His church in the latter days by the prophet Joseph Smith, and the truthfulness of being led by living prophet today. Little by little and step by step I built upon the foundation and solidified my belief in these things for myself.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in my church as a coordinator for 150 volunteers who work at home indexing church, government etc records such as censuses, birth, marriage, death records, draft records, ship passenger records, etc. The blessing of this effort is to make genealogical records accessible to researchers around the world. This fits perfectly with my love of searching for my family roots. I have benefited from others efforts as I search for my ancestors. Instead of scrolling through piles of microfilm I can type in a name online and find results (or rule out a record) almost immediately. I enjoy giving of my time and talents in other ways too - for several years I have helped coordinate sock drives to donate good used socks to local shelters and I use my 'down' time to crochet bandages for a leprosy colony in Thailand, or tie quilts for humanitarian centers. Service to others is one way I feel I can show thanks for all the blessings I have received.