Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#RootsTech -- New Genealogy Software Offers for LDS Church Members

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are benefiting from both old and new strategic partnerships negotiated by FamilySearch and announced at the #RootsTech Conference. In a Deseret News article by Trent Toone entitled "RootsTech conference expecting to draw more than 20,000 people," dated February 12, 2015, the following announcements were made:
RootsTech 2015 includes a few welcome announcements for LDS Church members. As it did last year, FamilySearch has negotiated with its partners to provide more resources for church members. 
FindMyPast has agreed to offer church members a 75-percent discount for an upgrade to the full World subscription (type in the code "FSROOTSTECH15" until Feb. 21). 
FamilySearch Family Tree database is now accessible on 
The New England Historic Genealogical Society will give church members free access to is also granting free access to LDS Church members., BillionGraves and RootsMagic are also offering benefits to church members. More information on these new resources will be forthcoming.
The Saturday Family Discovery Day free activities planned for members has been closed because of the overwhelming response. However, there will be live streaming of the event on on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Watch for the time to be announced in your local area. The Saturday presentation will include the following:
The list of LDS Church leaders speaking includes Elders Quentin L. Cook and Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elders L. Whitney Clayton and Allan F. Packer of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Elders Kent F. Richards and Bradley D. Foster of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president; Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president; and Brother Tad R. Callister, Sunday School general president. 
Other Family Discovery Day speakers include Olympic silver medalist Noelle Pikus-Pace and popular blogger Al Fox Carraway. Singer David Archuleta and cast members from BYUtv's "Studio C" will perform at the closing event.

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