Eva asked me what I knew about John and I had to reply that I knew nothing about him. Subsequently Eva asked Bill what he knew about John, and Bill said he had never heard of him. So Eva and I were both excited that we had found a missing branch of the family tree.
I'm sure you've all seen these ads at the bottom of the Find a Grave pages but I never paid any attention to them until now. I clicked on the link and it took me to the ancestry.com website. According to ancestry, to get access to these records I needed to upgrade my membership to the World Explorer Plus membership for an additional $10.00 per month. I looked at the differences in the membership and decided that the additional records I would get, justified the additional expense and besides, I would also get access to those records for John Friedner. So, I upgraded my membership and paid the additional monthly fee. With my new membership firmly in hand I clicked on the link at the bottom of John Friedner's Find a Grave page. The link took me to the ancestry website where it told me that to access these records I would have to upgrade to the World Explorer Plus membership. Well, I had already done that, and still couldn't get to those records. The ancestry website told me that if there were any problems I could call them at 1-800-ancestry, so after work yesterday I called them.
I Stand Corrected: It has been brought to my attention that ancestry.com is not owned directly by the LDS Church. It is a privately owned corporation whose original founders were members of the LDS Church. So I will revise the last paragraph as follows:
For members of a Christian Church, they were conducting business in a very non-Christian manner.