Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve and Sister Julie B. Beck, general Relief Society president, made the presentation to Mrs. Obama on March 17 at the White House. Present for the occasion was U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who is a member of the Church. Also attending the presentation in the White House were Elder Ralph W. Hardy Jr., an Area Seventy; Elder Oaks' wife, Sister Kristen Oaks; Ramon P. Beck, and David Rencher of the Church's Family History Department.
Mrs. Obama was presented the standard hard copy version of her family history, which was bound in five volumes, and an electronic version of the history. Brother Rencher, chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch, demonstrated the electronic version and answered specific questions asked by Mrs. Obama.