What does LDS mean and why do they care about Genealogy?

If you've been involved in genealogy or are new to the hobby, you'll invariably run into lexicon like LDS and Mormon.  So what does LDS and Mormon mean and why do Mormons care about Genealogy? On FamilySearch, LDS and Mormon are just shortened names that refer to either members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the church as an institution, or genealogy collections that involve these people in some way. You can visit: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/beliefs for explanations of their history and beliefs, www.lds.org for current news and resources used by members worldwide, and www.familysearch.org for free family history resources provided by the LDS church. Caring for ancestors is a core LDS belief and is why Mormons have invested time and resources into preserving genealogy records worldwide. Mormons believe they have a specific charge to care for their own ancestors and by extension, do their best to help others connect with their…
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