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Bern Switzerland Temple statue of Angel Moroni

The Angel Moroni (/moʊˈroʊnaɪ/[1] ) is, in Mormonism, an angel who visited Joseph Smith on numerous occasions, beginning on September 21, 1823. According to Smith, the angel was the guardian of the golden plates, which Latter Day Saints believe were the source material for the Book of Mormon, buried in a hill near Smith’s home in western New York. An important figure in the theology of the Latter Day Saint movement, he is featured prominently in Mormon architecture and art. Three Witnesses besides Smith also reported that they saw Moroni in visions in 1829, as did several other witnesses who each said they had their own vision.

Moroni is thought by Latter Day Saints to be the same person as a Book of Mormon prophet-warrior named Moroni, who was the last to write in the golden plates. The book states that Moroni buried them before he died after a great battle between two pre-Columbian civilizations.




After he died, he became an angel who was tasked with guarding the golden plates and directing Smith to their location in the 1820s. According to Smith, he returned the golden plates to Moroni after they were translated and, as of 1838, Moroni still had the plates in his possession.


Granite Mountain (Utah)

Granite Mountain is a mass of solid rock one mile up Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of Utah, not too far from Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite its name, Granite Mountain is primarily composed of quartz monzonite, an igneous rock similar to granite in appearance, physical characteristics, and chemical composition. This is the same material used to construct the Salt Lake Temple and the facade of the LDS Conference Center.

See also: Family History Library and Genealogical Society of Utah

The Granite Mountain Records Vault (also known simply as The Vault) is a large archive and vault owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) excavated 600 feet into the north side of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Granite Mountain facilities feature a dry, environment-controlled facility used for long-term record storage, as well as administrative offices, shipping and receiving docks, a processing facility and restoration laboratory for microfilm.

Records stored include genealogical and family history information contained in over 2.4 million rolls of microfilm and 1 million microfiche. This equals about three billion pages of family history records. The vault’s library of microfilm increases by up to 40,000 rolls per year. Since 1999, the church has been digitizing the genealogical microfilms stored in the vault. The church makes the records publicly available through its Family History Centers, as well as online at its FamilySearch website.

There is a second vault, two miles further up the canyon. However, this vault is owned and operated by Perpetual Storage Inc., and run for-profit.


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Researching Family History: The Granite Mountain Records Vault has come a long way

By Russell Bangerter, For the Deseret News

Published: Wed, Jan. 23, 2013, 5:00 a.m. MST

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Granite Mountain Record Vaults Entryway (LDS Church)

Not far from Salt Lake City and just up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the north slope is the Granite Mountain Records Vault — the largest archives in the world. If it were not for four large arched windows peering out toward the south slope and a road that takes off leading to it, a person driving past may not even notice it.

The step-by-step forming of the vault inside granite rock was carefully watched by our family. Between reading the newspapers my brothers and I delivered to people in Centerville, Utah, and watching the progress of it on television, the vaults became a point of discussion at the family dinner table. Online IT Degree Programs

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On one occasion, I remember dad pointing out the vault housed in rock being something like Moroni, the ancient Nephite prophet sealing up the record of his ancestors, afterwhich he buried them in Cumorah’s Hill. “I seal up these records…” (Moroni 10:2), wrote Moroni. I wondered how this vault would help protect people’s family records waiting to be researched.

As we discussed the progress of the construction, I was impressed with the facility drilled and blasted out of the mammoth granite rock. “How is it that by drilling and blasting such an archive can be carved out INSIDE such a mammoth rock?” I wondered.

Soon, my interest moved from the outside of the vaults to the inside. I asked dad many questions, including: “What about the inside of the vault?” “What process will be used to protect genealogy and other records?” “What types of records will be sent there?”

Over time, I learned that the vault would become home for microfilm sent from camera operators stationed throughout the world for processing and eventual use by researchers. Genealogy, and possibly government records, would be copied on to film, sent to the vault and processed there. The microfilm would be copies of paper documents as they were at the moment of filming. Microfilming paper documents would avoid any chance of further decay over time, weather stains, water marks, etc., because film does not decay like paper or parchment.

In 1972, upon completing a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was hired to work at the church-owned vault as a microfilm evaluator. I was elated at the prospect of examining and preserving microfilm containing genealogical records. This was a dream come true for me. I saw direct connections between this job and what my siblings and I were doing helping my parents by proof reading documents of our own ancestors. It was further advancing my skills in genealogy. By so doing, I gained experience in the “big picture process” I could not get anywhere else. All of this was a work-in-process and I was a part of it. I was headed right for the vocation I now pursue as a degreed professional researcher running my own research company.

I remember my first day of work in the vault. There was a long counter with seats for each evaluator. At each work station, the counter had reel drives on the left (output reel) and right (takeup reel) and a light on the counter between the drives. Operating the drives by motor using a switch, the output reel fed the film slowly over the light to the take-up reel. As I examined the film, I noted defects such as nicks and cracks. I determined whether the exposure was too light or too dark for researchers to read the films. I marked where the deficiencies were, afterwhich I returned the films to the processing rooms for correction, re-do, and re-inspection.

Some months later, I left for a new job, but even today I look back on those work experiences at the vault as a necessary and important time in my career development. Even today, when I put a microfilm roll on a reader to do research in the Family History Library, I catch myself looking at the quality of the film. I have found this training has enhanced my ability with film and documents, which is a plus for our clients.

Efforts to digitize the records have been ongoing since 1999, according to Wikipedia.

During the past 41 years, changes in technology such as computers and other machines has significantly altered the way information and documents are processed at the vault. Nowadays, it is so much faster and easier to simply go to the Family History Library or one of the satellite research centers to use a computer to request a digitized document. In a flash, the document appears on the screen. Most likely, the document had at some point been evaluated and digitized from microfilm at the Granite Mountain Records Vault.

To take a free video tour of the vault at Granite Mountain Records Vault Part I and Part II.

The Granite Mountain Records Vaults Part 1

This video explains how records stored in microfilm and other formats are digitized, indexed, and published online in a searchable format, where they can be accessed by researchers around the world at

Genealogy graduate Russell Bangerter is president of Ancestral Connections, Inc., at He is a professional genealogist, author and speaker; and adviser to Treasured Souls to Keep, at


1. mcrowley Jan. 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing this. I am grateful to the thousands who have served throughout many nations filming records so that I can search from my computer, verifying my heritage with copies of primary documents. My husband was in Ireland a few years ago for a Family Reunion and went to the Dublin Genealogical Society seeking information. He was told that all the original records had been destroyed in a fire, but some were available from microfilm that had been recorded before the fire. Guess what that source was? Yes, my husband entered his Username and Password in FamilySearch! He could have done his research from our home! We are so blessed because of the inspiration of those who had the vision of this Great Vault and acted.


Family of Light: Pleiadian Tales and Lessons in Living

With compassion and compelling insight, the Pleiadians, those system-busting time-travelers from the future, take us on a journey through the uncharted lands of The Book of Earth, which comprises all human experience. While “our world goes belly-up in these most absurd of times,” they offer us “tools for survival.” During the crucial period between 1987 and 2012 — a nanosecond in the annals of existence where secrets and solutions are stored — we have the unique opportunity to move from the deepest of density to the highest of frequencies — where we shift from linear to multi-dimensional living.

To make this transition, we must face not only the limitations of our 3-D world with its electronic manipulation and mind control, we must embrace our own wounds, and those of our ancestors and leaders. To heal ourselves, to raise our frequency from one of despair and fear to one of great inspiration and love, the Pleiadians urge us to rethink and reevaluate our lives: “You shall change, you will change, you must change, because this is the season of change.” Excerpts from Family of Light

From Chapter 1, “Reality Exists as a Mirror,” Pages 16-17

One of the greatest challenges you face is to understand how the mind works. We said that we will convey thought to you, mind to mind. You are, of course, telepathically expanding. Many people are very good at it while some people cannot imagine it ever working, yet you are born with this ability. If you cultivated it, you would be far more astute than you believe yourselves to be. Then again, if you were far more astute, you would not be as manageable. Much is kept from you and held in secret as higher knowledge: your ability to heal, to use your mind to create what you want, to send and receive messages, to see pictures or read energy fields — these these are your innate abilities. If you claim these powers, then the few who live in wealth and are in charge will have a very difficult time managing you. How could they if you were free, unencumbered by shoulds, sins, and limitations?

From Chapter 2, “Doorways of Time,” Page 39

Your world is marketed for separation, for meaningless living; with all the sins, heavens, and hells, it is a wonder anyone wants to be born any more. However, love is here in a form that is beyond what you can ever experience any place else. Your ultimate destiny is to turn the whole world into a love frequency, and we are here to assist you in that process. We cannot do it for you. Actually, all we can really do is entertain you, feed you ideas, and perhaps act as instigators. You are the final makers, creators, and doers. As you learn more about mind control and its many levels of influence, you will see that you are easily controlled because you do not want to be in charge of yourselves. You like it when ideas come to you, and you do not have to think. You like to be told what to do. You surf the Internet and have no idea that the ideas you are fed lock you in limited thinking. You do not realize your genes can be rearranged telepathically. It is not so easy to do; however it is done, particularly at the beginning of one age and the end of another.

From Chapter 6, “Nothing Is Exactly as It Appears to Be,” Page 108

Family of Light is here to set precedents and create options, to show alternate ways, not to declare one way as the only way. No dues, no club memberships, certificates of approval, or graduation diplomas are required. You simply live, creating a vibration and a standard of living that astounds those around you. Many people who do not understand the times are afraid of the power running through humankind today, so they perceive some people with power as being arrogant. Be cautious of this fault and, as you unfold to the power of healing and the energy that is within you, be sincerely gracious. Do not snub or look down at those who have not yet discovered their abilities, because the energies are here for all people. All of you who have made the discovery are to inspire others to do the same.

From Chapter 6, “Nothing Is Exactly as It Appears to Be,” Pages 117-118

The countdown during this fleeting moment of time is known by many. The World Management Team who currently influences your planet is composed of of a cluster of families, a few thousand people in number. They rule the industries of banking, media, education, and the distribution of knowledge all over your globe, and it is they, a handful of people, who challenge your freedom. They are connected through their thoughts to other entities, just as you are. The difference is they know it, and you do not for the most part, so they use their tools and techniques to connect you to the entities that they wish to feed.

The idea of invisible vampires is not unknown. Remember the Gods take all forms, and they come in to teach you and to fulfill their own destiny, which is to learn. How you learn and what lessons you attract in living will be determined by how quickly you learn the lessons in front of you right now. If the energy of the cosmos treats you to a great opportunity to love and forgive, and you do not take it, then you can be certain that you will have the opportunity to face that one again until you get it. And sometimes you will find yourself flat on your back, or perhaps flat broke, deflated, with no fizz in your mineral water, until you get it.

From Chapter 8, “Family of Dark,” Pages 144-145

Whenever you go somewhere new, you are bound to meet an unknown. The presumptions you apply to the unknown territory determine what you will experience. You cannot go into a higher frequency of energy without exploring every territory; therefore the dark side of humanity and the dark side of existence now call you to examine and understand them. The dark side of power has many secrets: hiding your inheritance as beings of biological magnificence, as well as knowledge concerning the power of your mind, the power to regenerate and replicate yourself, and to truly understand the processes of sexuality, birth, living, and death. You must learn to stop fearing the darkness, and to understand the wide variety of sexual expressions that create power, a power that rests at the core of your inheritance as human beings.

Praise for Family of Light

Magical Blend

With her third book, Barbara Marciniak establishes herself as a creator of excellent literature, as well as a bringer of essential information. . . . There is a spiritual revolution sweeping the Earth that is going to eclipse the industrial and information revolutions, and this book heralds its coming.

Nexus Magazine

The Pleiadians, that collective of multidimensional intelligences who claim to have originated from the Pleiades constellation, have been communicating through Barbara Marciniak since 1988. Family of Light is her third book of teachings channelled by these entities. Regardless of the Pleiadians’ source and identity, there is a ring of truth about their messages that resonates with other high-integrity teachings. These time-travelling agents of change again put out the wake-up call for us to learn how to handle the chaos of our times. They see our civilization, with its misplaced and misguided authorities, crumbling — but this is all part and parcel of the cosmic-scale vibrational frequency changes that are affecting our region of space. Just as we need to understand the Light, not just accept it blindly, so too, say the Pleiadians, do we need to understand the Dark and participate in the interplay between the two forces. Our only way through the chaos and fear is through the vibration of Love; without this frequency, we cannot go through the perceptual and genetic shifts that are our inheritance but which the Family of Dark has tried to suppress over the millennia. The mind-control technologies of the dark powers are a force to be reckoned with, they agree, but can be overcome with the correct energy. The Pleiadians (and, apparently, other intelligent races in the cosmos) see humanity and the Earth at an evolutionary crossroads with a great cosmic wave soon to engulf us, you guessed it: around 2012!

ForeWord Magazine

Internationally known trance channel and author of Bringers of the Dawn and Earth (which have sold half a million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages), Barbara Marciniak now offers a third work of Pleiadian advice and survival tools in the Family of Light. The period between the years 1987 and 2012 is said to be “a nanosecond in the annals of existence where secrets and solutions are stored.” This crucial time frame gives mankind the unique opportunity to move from the deepest of density to the highest of frequencies as we shift from linear to multidimensional living. This now is the season of change.

Metaphysical Reviews

Family of Light helps make sense of “. . . the various areas of life where it appears that your freedoms are becoming very restricted.” Barbara writes “As your system collapses and familiar comforts disappear very rapidly in the next few years, there will be an equal amount of opportunities and reappearances.” That is the vital message, “. . . you are seen as extraordinary powerful beings, as creations of the Gods.” Further, “Your ultimate destiny is to turn the whole world into a love frequency, and we are here to assist you in that process.” Barbara Marciniak, and the brilliant Family of Light shows us the means to access the intelligence, stored within each of us, to live in the next dimension, and the next century. And so Ms. Marciniak’s latest effort is surely her greatest. Family of Light is an atlas of maps that guide us, the adventurers and journeyers, into “realms of understanding and mystery to extend yourself into the depths of unfathomable antiquities.” Family of Light helps, in other words, to unlock the secrets we all hold within, to heal ourselves and to raise our frequency from fear to love. Barbara Marciniak is a lightworker, modern day guru, and voice of the Pleiadians. Family of Light is their fervent message of change. . . and as such, required reading!


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Nordic aliens

Nordic aliens are said by self-described contactees and some UFOlogists to be a group of humanoid extraterrestrials who resemble Nordic-Scandinavians purported to come from the Pleiades. [1]

Nordics are typically described as six to seven feet tall (about two meters) with long blonde hair and blue eyes, and are commonly reported as being male. [2]

Their skin is said to range from fair colored to tanned, [3] they are reported to be in excellent physical shape, and they are sometimes described as wearing skintight clothing. [2] One report notes that they seem to be unaffected by strong odors, as if they have no sense of smell. [4] During the 1950s, many contactees, especially those in Europe, reported beings fitting this description. Such claims became relatively less common in subsequent decades, as the grey alien supplanted the Nordic in most accounts of extraterrestrial encounters, but Nordic aliens are still occasionally reported. [4]

Nordic aliens have been described as benevolent or even “magical” beings who want to observe and communicate with humans. Contactees have said that the Nordics are concerned about the Earth’s environment or prospects for world peace, and may transmit messages telepathically. [4] American social worker John Carpenter said that the typical Nordic, as described by those he interviewed, “is paternal, watchful, smiling, affectionate, youthful, [and] all-knowing.” [2] Stephanie Kelley-Romano says that the Nordics “are often associated with spiritual growth and love and act as protectors for the experiencers.” [5] A few claimants say that the Nordics have warned them about the grey aliens, [4] but other claimants say that they have seen Nordics inside the same craft as greys. [2] In such reports, the Nordics are often interpreted as leaders, with the greys as their subordinates. [3] Jenny Randles writes that although she believes Nordics have “certainly” been involved in abductions she feels the abduction is “less essential to the encounter than it is with the [greys].” [6]

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