This morning, Elder Oaks presided at a Family and Church History Department meeting at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square where it was announced that the department will be split into The Family History Department and the Church History Department. Elder Marlin K. Jensen will remain as Church Historian and Recorder. Richard Turley was released as managing director of the Family and Church History Department and is now the Assistant Church Historian and Recorder. These changes have been immediately effective with the split occuring in April.
More details should be forthcoming as they are made available. I think I speak for a great deal of people when I say that I have a great appreciation and admiration for both Elder Jensen and Richard Turley, and I am very happy they will be serving (continuing to serve) in these capacities.