Parishioners arrive at the North Phnom Penh Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Sunday services. Cambodia's Mormon population has grown from just a handful of members a decade ago to more than 12,000 today.
Old photographs sit in boxes for sale in a shop in the western Cambodian city of Battambang. Cambodians fleeing the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s left many family heirlooms behind.
Physician Lim Keuky, the president of the Cambodian Diabetes Association, wants people in his country to engage in family history research to help Cambodians better understand the chances of inheriting diseases from past generations.
Stake President Eng Bunhuoch, a lay leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Phnom Penh, speaks on the phone in the family history office at his church. He has tried to encourage other members in his congregation to engage in genealogical research, but many are reluctant to dig in to their family history, given Cambodia's dark recent past.
A family history librarian reviews the record of a parishioner from the North Phnom Penh Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church is in the process of inputting handwritten records into an online database.
Eng looks over his online family history profile. Even though he's been trying to get other Cambodians to engage in genealogical research, as Mormons are expected to do, he acknowledges that he was a member of the church for many years before he was ready to do so himself.