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Conference Helps African Americans Connect to Ancestors

News Story — 11 September 2008

Ruth Ann Hager found herself literally sitting in the middle of Harriet Scott’s story, the wife of Dred Scott, a slave who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom in 1856.

Presiding Bishop H. David Burton Honored for Humanitarian Efforts

News Story — 10 September 2008

A Utah non-profit organization has bestowed its highest honor on Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Bishop Burton was presented with the Utah Youth Village Helping Hand Award.    

Book Provides an Unflinching Look at Mountain Meadows Massacre

News Story — 5 September 2008

Scholars are praising a new book that offers an in-depth look at one of the greatest tragedies in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The new book, Massacre at Mountain Meadows , published by Oxford University Press, is not a Church production but was co-authored by Mormon historians Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. and Glen M. Leonard.

Church Focuses Aid on Next Approaching Hurricane

News Story — 3 September 2008

Two news outlets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WXIA-TV in Atlanta, have reported on the Church’s preparations for Hurricane Hanna, which is expected to hit the southeast coast of the U.S. on Friday. The video story from WXIA-TV illustrates how the Church prepares locally to assist all residents when disasters hit.

In Advance of Hurricane Gustav, Aid Trucks Already Rolling

News Story — 29 August 2008

Tractor-trailers loaded with relief supplies have already left Salt Lake City headed toward the Gulf Coast, where Hurricane Gustav is expected to make landfall Monday. By that time experts are forecasting Gustav will reach a Category 3 status or possibly even a Category 5 status.

Book of Mormon Reaches 140 Million Milestone

News Story — 28 August 2008

The 140 millionth copy of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ was recently distributed, passing another milestone in the book’s history. Since it was first published in 1830, the Book of Mormon has been taken worldwide by over a million missionaries. It is currently available in 107 languages.

Nine Million New U.S. Records Added to FamilySearch.org

News Story — 26 August 2008

FamilySearch.org has updated its database of 1870 U.S. Census records and added two new databases with West Virginian information this week to its online pilot program at pilot.familysearch.org. The new additions represent over nine million new names. There are now over 477 million searchable names on the pilot site. 

President Monson Dedicates Twin Falls Idaho Temple

News Story — 25 August 2008

President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Twin Falls Idaho Temple Sunday, 24 August. It is the Church’s 128th temple in operation. He also attended an event celebrating the temple prior to its dedication.

Sharing Food Storage Preparedness Stories With New Media

News Story — 14 August 2008

Church Public Affairs is asking Church members to share their experiences with maintaining food storage by posting video, text or other content on personal blogs, video-sharing sites, social media sites, or other Internet sites. Members can then e-mail a link to their story to publicaffairs-slc@ldschurch.org.

President Thomas S. Monson Meets with Panamanian President and First Lady

News Story — 14 August 2008

Following the Sunday dedicatory service of the Panama City Panama Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church President Thomas S. Monson joined with other Church leaders in a Monday meeting with Panamanian President Martín Torrijos and his wife, Vivian Fernández de Torrijos.

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