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Obama is not the Hawaiian Droid we are looking for: Move Along

Barack Hussein Obama claims to have been born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961 at the Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu (now known as the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children).

Interior view of the Granite Mountain Records Vault – the world’s largest depository of genealogical records.

Donald Trump made news this week by publicly disputing Obama’s claim to have been born in the United States, telling Meredith Vieira on the Today show that he has “people who have been studying it, and they cannot believe what they are finding.” Stunned, Vieira asked for clarification, wanting to know if Trump had researchers in Hawaii looking into the question of Obama’s birthplace. “Absolutely,” replied Trump. Trump also reminded viewers of the Today show that Obama has spent in excess of $2 million in legal fees in an attempt to hide his past – including his birth certificate.

Now few of us have either the money or the inclination to go to Hawaii in search of Obama’s true birthplace like Trump is doing. But fortunately we don’t have to. The greatest genealogical library system the world has ever known is the Family History Library belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  To consider the vast scope of resources available to researchers at the Family History Library consider these facts:

  • The library was founded in 1894.
  • There are more than 4,500 branches of the Family History Library scattered throughout the world.
  • The library’s public collection includes over 2.2 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records: 742,000 microfiche; 200,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500 periodicals.
    All records are meticulously preserved in an environment of controlled humidity, temperature, and lighting.
  • Currently, the Family History Center has nearly 300 cameras currently microfilming records in over 40 countries.
  • The collection increases by an average of 4,100 rolls of film and 700 books per month.
  • More than 230 full-time and part-time professional staff and nearly 200 well-trained volunteers are on hand to help visitors take full advantage of the tremendous resources available at the Family History Library in researching their genealogy.
  • Visitors’ research is further aided by 84 patron computers, 600 microfilm readers, 75 microfiche readers, 31 microfilm and microfiche copiers, and 10 book copiers. The library has seating capacity for 365 at tables, plus additional standing workspace, and also offers regular orientation classes and specialized research classes.

The above facts just touch on the scope of the library system.

Granite Mountain Records Vault belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The system’s collections are so vast that the LDS Church burrowed three shafts 600 feet deep into the side of Granite Mountain east of Salt Lake City, Utah in Little Cottonwood Canyon to use as a repository for their microfilmed genealogical records collection. Now that’s some serious digging! You probably haven’t heard of the Granite Mountain Records Vault before but many of you will be familiar with its immediate neighbors – the Alta and Snowbird ski resorts!

Copies of the records stored at the Granite Mountain Records Vault are made available to library patrons at the main library in Salt Lake City, Utah, at its vast network of branch libraries through library loan, and also online at its Family Search web site: www.familysearch.org

Go ahead and click on www.familysearch.org and try to find evidence of Obama having been born in Hawaii. Can’t do it? Didn’t think so!

Now visit Ancestry.com which is the world’s largest commercial collection of genealogy records. Sign up for an account and knock yourself out looking for evidence of Obama being born in Hawaii. Don’t worry, I’ll wait up for you! Yawn, done yet? Didn’t find it, did you! Don’t be surprised, I wasn’t either.

You can even go to your local library and login there to HeritageQuest, an online genealogical database. If you have an account you can search it here:  Been there and done that. SSDD. You get the picture. Would you like a T-shirt with that?

The point is that no matter where you look, you just aren’t going to find genealogical records evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii – or anywhere else in the United States of America for that matter. It doesn’t look too good for Obama’s claim of being a natural born citizen now does it?! You can search through census records, vital records, birth records, probate records, immigration records, archived CDs, Cyndi’s list (www.cyndislist.com ) The International Genealogical Index (IGI), The Ancestry File, www.rootsweb.com www.Onegreatfamily.com , http://usgenweb.org/ ,  and New FamilySearch https://new.familysearch.org/en/action/unsec/welcome yada, yada, yada… and you will find no evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961. Sham. Wow!

On the July 23, 2009, edition of MSNBC’s Hardball, conservative radio host G. Gordon Liddy claimed that there is “a deposition, which is a sworn statement, from the stepgrandmother, who says, ‘I was present and saw [Obama] born in Mombasa, Kenya.’ ” Further, according to WorldNetDaily, two individuals who purportedly took part in a telephone interview with Obama’s stepgrandmother, Anabaptist minister Ron McRae and Rev. Kweli Shuhubia, each asserted in their affidavits that Obama’s stepgrandmother told them that Obama was born in Mombasa. [Media Matters, 7/23/09]

It is highly doubtful that Obama’s lawyers got the LDS Church to destroy their microfilmed records of births in 1961 – the library is kinda’ funny about stuff like that. It is equally doubtful that Ancestry.com scrubbed its databases clean on behalf of Obama. Ditto with HeritageQuest, Rootweb, probate records (containing his daddy’s will), and so on, and so on. The preponderance of the evidence seems to indicate that Obama was born somewhere else, like, say, Kenya? I mean, that’s where his grandmother claims she saw him pop out into the world. Gee, what a thought! And if Obama was indeed born in Kenya then as Trump is maintaining, the Democrats have so far gotten away with the biggest con job in the history of politics. Now, I ask you, would Democrats lie? Hmmmmm…..

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago.” [USA Today, 7/28/09; Hawaii Department of Health press release, 7/27/09]

Just last year the State of Hawaii admitted that it had “lost” or “misplaced” Obama’s original birth certificate. This turn of events kind of places the aforementioned statement of Dr. Chiyome Fukino into a new light, doesn’t it? Hey, I’ve got an idea, why don’t they contact the LDS Church and ask them for a copy of the microfilmed record kept at the Granite Mountain Records Vault? Uh, never mind…

Now the progressives can continue to attack the messengers and call them Birthers. It’s an innovative tactic, you know, ridiculing those who question Obama’s citizenship. But just step back for a moment and look at the evidence that supports Obama’s contention that he really is from Hawaii. Not much there, huh?  Shaaaazammm!

Perhaps it is time we came up with a name for the other side, like Deniers! Payback sure is a Behar, isn’t it!

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  1. Dave Kemp says:

    It is true that the LDS church’s genealogical records are quite impressive. However, it is important to note the LDS records contain information of deceased individuals only. Obama is not deceased so he would not be in there (or in any other such databases/websites). To understand why the church’s records contain information of deceased individuals only, you would need to learn the purpose why the church set up the database and obtained the records to begin with (which also supports why Obama’s information is not in there). However, if Obama is using a birth certificate number of a deceased individual as some websites claim/suggest (http://myveryownpointofview.wordpress.com/extra-extra-announcing-obamas-birth/10-virginia-sunahara-research-results/), then the birth/death record of that deceased individual may be in there. However, that would take some research/digging to verify or debunk that claim.