“And it came to pass that my father, Lehi, also found upon the plates of brass a genealogy of his fathers; wherefore he knew that he was a descendant of Joseph; yea, even that Joseph who was the son of Jacob, who wassold into Egypt, and who was preserved by the hand of the Lord, that he might preserve his father, Jacob, and all his household from perishing with famine.” – 1 Nephi 5:14
“People become more real and relevant in our lives when we know their stories. Stories are a powerful means to convert a lifeless name to a living personality. They are an important part of finding in the family history process. ” – Tad R. Callister
This Day in LDS History
1855: The first branch in Germany is organized in Dresden, with Karl G. Maeser as president.
1878: Rafael Monroy, an early Mexican Church leader who was martyred for refusing to deny his testimony during the Mexican Revolution (1915), is born in Octopam, Mexico.
1926: Chieko Nishimura (Okazaki), later a well-known speaker, author, and the first non-Caucasian female general Church officer, is born in Kohala, Hawaii.