President Barack Obama met with the leader of the Mormon church today in the Oval Office, thanking the religion's president for a thorough history of the first family. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson presented Obama with details of his family's genealogy during their first face-to-face meeting.
"I'm grateful for the genealogical records that they brought with them and am looking forward to reading through the materials with my daughters," Obama said in a statement after the meeting. "It's something our family will treasure for years to come."
Mormon leaders traditionally meet with new presidents and share with them records from the Utah-based church's extensive genealogical records.
Monson presented five leather-bound books detailing Obama's family history for several generations.