Recordkeeping has been in the scriptures from when Moses wrote the Pentateuch. Misty and I read all five books, and now we are on the Book of Joshua, in our Family Scripture Study. In Mosiah 6:1, King Benjamin records the names of all those who took upon themselves name of Christ.
Keeping track of who does what seems to be very important. It is just like the records which were kept when the universe was planned. Writing down plans, for future development, or to recall past events, helps to understand what happens. By understanding what happens, I have seen patterns in behavior, and events. Thereby understanding the great Plan in all things. It is part of ‘The Plan’ to write things down.