Sunday, February 16, 2014

Samoa in Family History


I'm a Mormon, which means, by definition, I like family history.

A while back I discovered puzzilla.org, a FamilySearch certified tool that helps with research into collateral lines.

And through Puzzilla and a handy-dandy cousin chart, I learned that I'm something like second cousins three times removed with one William Karl Brewer, Mormon missionary to the Samoan islands in the early 1920s.

Elder Brewer, or Misi Paine, as the Samoans called him—a reference to his coming from Pinedale, Arizona—tells of his mission experiences in Armed with the Spirit: Missionary Experiences in Samoa.

I wonder how many other alumni of the Samoa Apia Mission are my cousins?

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