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Hi I'm Patsy Ellinger

I grew up in California, became a psychiatric nurse, mother of five children, and an avid genealogist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy researching family history to discover the stories about my ancestors. Family time with my children and grandchildren is a priority in my life. Creating items through sewing or quilting has been a pleasurable activity for me. Discovering new places, people and cultures through traveling to various places in the world has been very gratifying in my life. Staying healthy through good nutrition and physical activity has allowed me to do the many things that I enjoy doing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the "Mormon" church from birth BUT at a point in my life decided that I must know for myself whether it was true or not. I started simply by reading scriptures that taught me about the Savior. I learned that I truly had a loving Father in Heaven. As I prayed to him about questions or problems in my life, I received answers through impressions, thoughts of what to do, and views in my mind of where to look for a lost item.

How I live my faith

I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins and provides me the opportunity to be eternally united with my family in the hereafter. That is an amazing blessing so in turn I want to serve Him in a way that expresses my love for all that he has done for me. It is through service to others that I feel I can to some small degree repay Him for all He has done for me. I have served as a leader over the women's group of our congregation or ward and have found great joy in helping with various needs of those women. It has been amazing to see the generosity, kindness and love of "women or 'sisters'" in our ward who would provide dinners for mothers with new babies, food for luncheons after a funeral for a ward member whose loved one had died, providing humanitarian items for people throughout the world who had experienced disasters in their country, and the list goes on. What a humbling yet rewarding experience for me as I saw Christlike service being rendered to others. Most recently my husband and I have been called as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church). We will serve a family history mission as record preservationists in a genealogical library by scanning and digitizing books that will be put online through Familysearch.org. In this manner, those seeking to learn more about their ancestors can access these "free" online books either at Familysearch.org or in a LDS Family History Center found throughout the world. It can provide wonderful information to those wanting to learn more about their ancestors and heritage. I find great satisfaction in this work of discovering those who have passed beyond and to help others in the excitement of finding information about their families that solve the mysteries of the past of their ancestors.