Are my Mormon ancestors' records being cared for?
I am not Mormon, but I have direct ancestors who were, husband and wife Christian Mickelson (GSR3-FJ7) and Marie Pedersdatter (KCBD-HC7). They left everything in Denmark to come be with the LDS community in the USA, and I am curious if all their "temple" records are correct. If not, I would like someone to make it right. Their religion was very important to them - I have heard stories - and I hope all their Church records are in order. Is there anyone who can look into this? Thank you very much in advance!
As far as I can tell, their Temple records appear to be in order. From the wealth of information on their records in Family Search, people seem to be looking after them!
If you look at the details pages for them both, you can see the names of those who have contributed to the records. It is likely that at least some of these are Church members. One - Mary Mickelson - states that she is a direct descendant. You can click on their names and send them messages. Hopefully they will be able to tell you anything more you wish to know.
@Graham Buckell I am in contact with Mary Mickelson Ahrenholtz and have been for some time. We are both descendants of different children of Christian and Marie, in fact the only 2 children who lived to adulthood, so we are 3rd cousins. We have collaborated quite a bit, actually, and I have contributed all the photos of both Christian and Marie, including the only known photo of Christian. I don't think there are any descendants of Christian and Marie who are members of the LDS church, but I could be wrong.
What I really can't see is baptism and other milestones for becoming and being a Mormon. I hope all is dutifully recorded.0
According to the record, Christian was baptised on 11 April 1863. A location is not stated but presumably this was in Denmark as he did not travel to the USA until 1865. The baptism date for Marie is not given on her record. I note also that they left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and joined the Reorganised Church - a separate organisation which now calls itself the Community of Christ.
I note also that Marie's record lists a Lene Morford who says that she too is a direct descendant.
The records also indicate that certain work was done for them in the 1920s and 1930s which strongly suggests that a member of the family, perhaps not a direct descendant, remained a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.