Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, Ephraim, Genealogy, Lehi, Manasseh, Mexico, San Antonio
1 Nephi 15:16 And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers. And Laban also was a descendant of Joseph, wherefore he and his fathers had kept the records.
I have begun taking a serious interest in my lineage and will be taking over where my mother left off. She has done a considerable amount of work in tracing our lineage back a number of generations. One thing that I do know is that I was “born to a goodly lineage, even that of Ephraim, the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt.” What’s more fascinating is that my father stems from Manasseh and my mother, from Ephraim, both sons of Joseph. My family is split with three siblings stemming from Manasseh and myself from Ephraim. My father was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and my mother in Ciudad Juarez in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.
Alma 10:3 And Aminadi was a descendant of Nephi, who was the son of Lehi, who came out of the land of Jerusalem, who was a descendant of Manasseh, who was the son of Joseph who was sold into Egypt by the hands of his brethren.
I look forward to connecting all those who came before me and the stories that they have to tell. It has been a challenge for my family to dig up records from Mexico. I only hope that I can make some leaps from the great steps that they have taken.
That is really interesting that your family is split between Manasseh and Ephraim. Thanks for sharing this! I love family history work. There’s no question in my mind that our ancestors are eager to help us in our lives here and now and also that many of them are waiting for us to help them. I believe that not only can we help them obtain a full degree of salvation, we can also help them heal from issues they dealt with in their lives. The scriptures in Malachi and 3 Nephi and D&C about “[turning] the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers” are true in many ways.
Btw, there’s a new online family tree app at FamilySearch.org (it’s free) that will be released soon, if you want to check it out use this link. I’ve been using it and have found it very helpful in keeping track of my own genealogy work:
Interesting, My family is split too. Of five children, one is of Manassah and the other 4 are of Ephriam. My father and his mother are of both tribes.