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Copies of patriarchal blessings soon available online

Copies of patriarchal blessings soon available online



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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apparently is closer to allowing church members the opportunity to download their patriarchal blessings online.

According to church personnel, all blessings are being scanned into digital form. To date 1.7 million blessings have been scanned out of an estimated 3.6 million.

They say there are plans to tie this project to www.lds.org where members can find a blessing they have access to and view them or print them. Members are allowed access to their own blessing, their spouse's and blessings for a direct-line ancestor or descendant.

That information was originally posted on a new Wiki Web site the LDS Church is working on. Tech.lds.org will allow members the ability to contribute their technological expertise from all over the world. The project is called LDS Tech, where according to the homepage, church members can get "a glimpse" into "the type of technical work we do."

Right now church members can request a copy of their blessing through the Church History Department. We have a link to that to the right of this story.

Patriarchal blessings are special, individualized blessings given to any church member who requests one. A transcript of the blessing is given to the recipient. The blessing is often a source of help and guidance for the recipient's life.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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