RootsTech 2015 is coming up fast. All of the member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should be aware of the planned Family Discovery Day, described as a fun and informative day for LDS Church members, including families, to discover and share their family stories across generations. Here is a quote from the RootsTech.org website describing the activities of this special day:
Families and members of The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited to attend FDD at RT on Saturday, February 14, 2015. This free one day event is a day of inspirational messages, instructional classes, interactive activities, and exciting entertainment to help LDS members to discover and connect with their families across generations. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced family historian, there's something at Family Discovery Day for everyone.The activities planned for the day include:
General Authorities and other well-known LDS speakers share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences that will inspire you to:
- Discovery your family connections
- Offer ancestors the blessings of the temple
- Share your experience in family history with friends and family
Family Discovery Day includes access to the huge expo hall where hundreds of exhibitors are available to help you with things such as:
- Recording your personal and family stories
- Creating a visual family tree to print and share
- Taking photos with family and friends
- Calling and recording your conversation with grandma
Family Discovery Day Classes
Choose several classes each hour designed to teach you how to:
- Find and prepare family names for temple work
- record, preserve and share family stories
- Utilize FamilySearch.org and My Family booklet
- Share your experience with others and teach them how to get started
Youth ParticipationThere will also be a Special Closing Event featuring the the cast of Studio C from BYUtv and other popular entertainers to be announced soon.
In 2015, we are encouraging members of the Church to attend Family Discovery Day on Saturday, February 14th as families where possible. Everyone is welcome to attend Family Discovery Day at RootsTech and all classes and activities will be geared to all ages and experience levels (ages 8+). Ideally, the youth who experienced the excitement at RootsTech in 2014 will invite their parents and siblings to join in the fun next February. As we make this transition, however, we anticipate there will still be some youth groups who attend together.
It is probably a good idea to remember that the rest of the RootsTech schedule will be going on at the same time along with the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (FGS). You may want to look into the schedule of classes for these other events and make a choice of where you want to be.