Latter-Ward Family Reunion

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted its first Blythe Ward Family Reunion on Saturday, July 22.
Inviting neighbors and friends to come out and attend Pioneer Day, Blytheonians used the library at the Family History Center, located inside the church, to traced back their roots to who they are and where they come from. Family comes in all shapes and sizes; color, similarities and differences, but at the heart of it all, family is the solidified foundation to one belonging and feeling loved.
As the lead consultant at the Blythe Family History Center, Alice Dean and volunteers from the Lake Havasu Ward helped people discover their lineage and build their family tree.
Piecing together stories handed down through generations and from diaries, letters, photographs,
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Having the ability to bridge distances and to help people discover past and living relatives, every Wednesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with monthly Sunday classes from 3 to 5 p.m., the history center will be open to help the people of Blythe register and work on their family history.
“We’re here to help you,” Abbott said. “And this is free and always open to the community with both Spanish and English forms available You don’t have to be a member of our church to participate.”
“We just think it’s a good way to see who you’re kin to, where you come from, provide proof to who you are and most of all, it’s fun,” Dean said.
Recently using to get DNA testing results, which gave her awarding information about her father’s family history unbeknown to him at one point, Dean said, with the DNA results, she was able to fill in the missing link to her father’s past dating back to at least three generations ago, and that’s why family building is important.
“It not only does it help you and give you a way to find information about yourself, but it also helps
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