This is too bad. I’m a genealogy-loving Catholic who spends many hours going over records at LDS institutions. Since I do not believe in post-death baptism, my LDS friends who will do so to me after I pass means NOTHING to me. Have at it if it makes you happy.
But to make so many of these records unavailable to those who, for free, go to genealogy centers at LDS facilities is short-sighted.
Having been a Mormon at one time, and having a valid Catholic baptism now, I want absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the LDS church here or hereafter.
It is a hobby, fine, but I must warn you other Christians like you.
1 Timothy: 4 nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith
New American Standard Bible ©
Free? You are feeding them valuable information about the descendants of the ancestors in their registry. Regardless of your personal feelings on the topic of re-baptism, your relatives may not share those sentiments. Out of respect, you have an obligation to advise your living relatives that their names have been turned over to the Mormon Church which may use that information for religious practices.
At the risk of being flamed, I have to ask..what actual GOOD comes out of all this genealogy research? Is it used to trace inheirited diseases or something? Of what value is the notion that your line can be traced back to Adam as I have seen claimed here? Really, I am curious.