For my non mormon friends: Our committment to genealogy has much to do with our understanding of a real and living Father in Heaven.
He knows us and he loves us.
“He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our résumé but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.
“What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.”
President Dieter F Uchtdorf, Ssecond Counselor in the First Presidency, The Love of God, "Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2 009, 22-23