And he desired of Laban the records which were engraven upon the plates of brass, which contained the genealogy of my father.—1 Nephi 3:12
Genealogies, family stories, historical accounts, and traditions … form a bridge between past and future and bind generations together in ways that no other keepsake can. —Dennis B. Neuenschwander
This Day in LDS History
1834: Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 105, calling for the disbanding of Zion’s Camp and indicating that Zion would not be redeemed at this time.
1851: Elder George Q. Cannon baptizes the first converts on the island of Maui.
1966: President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency dedicates the Granite Mountain Records Vault.
1986: President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency organizes the sixteen hundredth stake of the Church in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.