Public Square Magazine Primary White, Gold & Black Logo | PublicSquareMag | What is Public Square | Politics, Faith & Family | Home | Public Square Magazine

Can you name your four grandparents? Most can’t!

A study out today find that most Americans can’t name all four of their grandparents! Despite this 2/3rds of respondents said they wanted to know more about their ancestors.

This gap may provide a natural opportunity for connecting others with the gospel due to the Church’s world-class genealogical facilities.

For those who want to better connect with their own family, a new Kickstarter may be of interest. FamilyBinds Storybooks hopes to offer personalized storybooks that you can read to your children about their ancestors.

Since more than half of the respondents to the survey said they wanted to learn more about their ancestors’ stories in particular they may be meeting an important need!

Founder, Meeshell Hélas, tells LDS Daily that the project was born out of a desire for her children to learn about their great-grandmother, even though they wouldn’t have the same chance to connect with her.


About the author

C.D. Cunningham

C.D. Cunningham is the managing editor of Public Square magazine. After graduating from BYU-Idaho, he studied religion at Harvard University Extension. He serves on the board of the Latter-day Saint Publishing and Media Association.
On Key

You Might Also Like

Unraveling Trust in the North American Church

Latter-day Saints enjoy high levels of social trust in their communities thanks to shared beliefs and values. This is a blessing, but it has made us vulnerable to bad actors who misrepresent their beliefs.

How the Pandemic Impacted Faith

Did the pandemic year draw people away from religious community and commitments— or reinforce them? The answer is both—depending on who you’re talking about.

Difficult by Design

If you think life should be easy, its hardness can feel crushing. But what if this difficulty is an essential feature, rather than a disconcerting mistake?

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

Stay up to date on the intersection of faith in the public square.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This