Re: Geni Family Trees - Privacy and Baptism Concerns #general


Joyaa Antares
 

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 10:23 PM, Bill Katz wrote:

He also told me his goal was to "memorialize" Holocaust victims. 

This is a term used by the Mormon church to designate a ceremony in which Jewish victims of the Holocaust are baptized by the Mormon church.

Bill - thanks for your informative post. 

The word "memorialize" is used by others than the LDS, and whilst personally I agree with many if not all of the points you have made, I hope that you are not incorrectly casting aspersions against the LDS, amongst which I have a number of both work and family history colleagues.  

Take Facebook, for example. It includes advice about how to memorialize a person's page (https://www.facebook.com/help/www/1111566045566400/?helpref=hc_fnav).  I don't think that they are an LDS organisation.

My own family website includes the words, "The site's purpose is to honour the memory of our forebears without whom, of course, we would not be here, and to provide a photographic archive and historical record of our families at large." but I could so easily have used a word like memorialise - and no, I'm not LDS.

Are you 100% certain that the person who is the object of your ire is a member of the LDS and is doing what you suggest?

Best wishes

Joyaa ANTARES,  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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