By Jacqueline L. Salmon
At today’s meeting between Mormon church officials and President Obama, he received five large leather-bound volumes detailing his family history. They go back 14 generations and include both sides of the president’s family, according to a source.
The Mormons, who are known for their extensive genealogical records, have traditionally presented presidents with records of their family histories. Today’s presentation was made by church President Thomas S. Monson and Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the church’s ruling Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who is also a member of the church, accompanied them.