LGBT History Project: LDS ancestry database to add same-sex families

By : Cynthia Laird, SPECIAL TO WATERMARK FROM THE LGBT HISTORY PROJECT
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ABOVE: The homepage of FamilySearch.org. Photo: Jason Villemez

During Pride Month in June, LGBT people interested in family history received interesting news: beginning next year, the world’s largest genealogy organization, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release a redesigned website that will include same-sex families.

FamilySearch.org, sponsored by the Mormons, first said in 2015 that it would add a feature for same-sex relationships, the Deseret News reported. Now, the major overhaul to the website’s system should be ready by 2019.

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Celtic Thunder: Legacy

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Storming onto the mainstage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on October 16 at 8 pm are international megastars Celtic Thunder, with LEGACY, a brand new show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world.

Tickets go on sale Mon, Apr 4 at 10am.

LEGACY is a live show featuring a mix of lively, fast paced and upbeat songs A Place in The Choir, Galway Girl and Raggle Taggle Gypsy that represent the fun loving nature of the Irish and slower classic ballads Danny Boy, Noreen and Buachaille On Eirne that portray a more nostalgic and romantic side.

Continuing their tradition of paying homage to the musical culture and traditions of Ireland, Celtic Thunder’s latest show is a depiction of both their musical footprint over the past eight years as well as their amazing heritage of Irish and Celtic music.

Both the ensemble and solo performances in this thrilling evening of entertainment highlight the diversity of Irish music and song. Powerful anthems Ireland’s Call and Caledonia, heartwarming ballads Song For The Mira and Take Me Home and lively crowd favorites such as Seven Drunken Nights all serve to showcase the musical talent of each soloist.

Tickets are *$160, $79, $65, & $45.
*$160 Dinner Package includes a premium seat, pre-show dinner and a voucher for free valet parking. Valet service begins 15 minutes before pre-show dinner doors open. Artist does not appear at Dinner.