William O. Tolman continues, “Finally, we finalized the idea of indexing all of her records on a card similar to the Temple Record Index Bureau Card. As soon as the cards were printed, we called for the cousins to meet in a Family Work Day to index these many volumes and boxes of records. The first Saturday, we met at eight o’clock, and planned to meet until five. We only had myself and my wife and the five members of the genealogy committee present. The next month, the numbers doubled and the month after that they doubled again.  The family was becoming activated.”

Picture: A gathering of Tolman cousins at the Bountiful Seminary to work on records of Myra Tolman Patterson, who preceded William O. Tolman as family genealogist.

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