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FamilySearch is Showcased in Cagayan de Oro Family History Exhibit

The Cagayan de Oro Family History Exhibit opened with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the 2nd West Floor of Limketkai Mall, 14-16 June 2016.

President Edwin Sacay, President of the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Stake (diocese), gave the welcome remarks.  Elder Maximo Saavedra Jr., Area Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a special message about Family History. The Cagayan de Oro Tristake Choir led by Ronald Baa serenaded the occasion with beautiful, uplifting songs.

Following the Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, the guests were given a guided tour of the exhibit. 

The Special Guests during the CDO Family History Exhibit Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Barangay Chairman Gilda Go; Elder Maximo Saavedra Jr., Area;  Dr. Cherry Mae L. Limbaco, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Misamis Oriental; Ms. Cora Calo, GMA Radio Station Manager, and Ms. Kim Daguman of the Rotary Club of Kalayaan CDO.

Ms. Gean Tulang-Cesar receives a token of appreciation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ms. Cesar is also one of the exhibit's special guests. With her in the picture (left to right) Ma. Christina I. Concepcion, Public Affairs Representative; Ramon Siguiente, President of the CDO West Philippines Stake; Elder Maximo Saavedra Jr.; Edwin c. Sacay, President of the CDO Philippines Stake; and Ms. Roena Ibay-Bince, Public Affairs Representative.

A guest being assisted by Annie Yuson, Family History Specialist of CDO West Philippines Stake

Dr. Myra Maria Peralta from Xavier University's Dr Jose P Rizal School of Medicine registers in the familysearch website.

The Family History Exhibit attracted both the young and the old. These young men were curious about their family history.    

Records such as marriage contracts can be found on free to the public.  . is a free service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch’s commitment to helping people connect with their ancestors is rooted in the Mormon belief that families are meant to be central to our lives and that family relationships are intended to continue beyond this life.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogical organization in the world.  Since 1894, FamilySearch has worked with archives, libraries, and churches in over 100 countries to facilitate economical access to records that help people find their ancestors. FamilySearch adds 400 million new historic records every year, and these records and services are available online at, or through over 4,600 family history centers in more than 130 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  There are 176 family centers in the Philippines with a staff of volunteers to assist everyone who wants to discover more about their family and their heritage. 

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