Group advocating family history to run exhibit during Kadayawan

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (CJCLDS), along with the city government, will hold an exhibit highlighting the importance of family history on Aug. 8-10 and Aug. 13-15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sangguniang Panlungsod lobby.

The Family Search also has its own exhibit designed to create a family tree, upload family photos, and store other memories. In the exhibit, consultants will be designated to assist the spectators with their queries like how to create their accounts.

The Family Search has been created as early as 1894 and it has been the most robust genealogical records in the world.

The church group wants to impart that the importance of tracking family history is not bounded by culture, ethnicity, or religious faith.

In the Philippines, it has helped recover genealogical records of calamity-stricken areas such as when Tacloban was hit by typhoon Yolanda, when Mt. Pinatubo exploded, and Bohol was shaken by an earthquake.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will grace the opening of the exhibit since it is an accredited Kadayawan event.

During the exhibit, genealogies of prominent Filipinos including those of Jose Rizal, and former president Fidel Ramos will be displayed. It will showcase local government officials’ family tree which includes Mayor Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag.

In the country, documented family records have been stored in microfilm and digitized images. The CJCLDS calls the public to participate in the exhibit.

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