Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

24/1/2012

Mormon church: New genealogy database addresses Holocaust victim baptism concerns

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church says it has changed its genealogical database to better prevent the names of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps from being submitted for posthumous baptism by proxy.

In a joint statement issued Wednesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a coalition of Jewish leaders said a new computer system and policy changes related to the practice should resolve a yearslong disagreement over the baptisms. for more click here

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