55 years ago today - Jan 20, 1968

The Church News reports that the LDS Genealogical Society is tape-recording "oral genealogies dating back to the 9th Century among the people of Samoa." Within a decade the LDS begin recording genealogies memborized by tribal historians of sub-Saharan Africa.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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