News Release

Huddersfield Scouts Research Family History

Twenty two young people and their leaders from the Outlane Scout Troop in Huddersfield recently spent an evening researching their family trees at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Centre on Halifax Road, Huddersfield.

Scouts, Explorers and Networkers were welcomed by local Church leader Boyd McEwen, who explained why Mormons research their family histories and build temples, before being given a tour of the church building.

The young people arrived armed with ancestral names and dates already known to them, and with the help of locality specialists and other staff from the Family History Centre, were able to conduct further research. One young scout, who attended with her grandmother, was excited to trace her family history back five generations!

Each young person wrote the names and dates of their ancestors on a “real” family tree, which was added to as more information was found. At the end of the evening these were framed and taken home to share with other family members.

The evening was a huge success. "This is really good!" I'm definitely coming again!" and "I can't go yet I haven't finished!" were all comments heard on the night, and the visitors left amidst promises to return and continue what had been started.

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