Friday, March 20, 2015
Take Advantage of Sponsoring a Family Discovery Day
As an aftermath of RootsTech 2015, FamilySearch is sponsoring a series of locally sponsored events called "Family Discovery Days." They are providing a turn-key package to Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world to organize, publicize and conduct these local events. Over the next year, FamilySearch is hoping to have over 1000 of these events worldwide. See "RootsTech 2015 Breaks Records and Keeps Giving."
The complete package of instructions for holding local Family Discovery Day event are online on the LDS.org website. There is a whole section of the Church's website dedicated to these activities. See Family Discovery Day, Blessings for the Living.
In just the short time since the RootsTech 2015 Conference, my wife and I have had several opportunities to either attend and teach at conferences or help with the organization. One recent conference was sponsored by two local Stakes and was attended by over 200 people. It was an unqualified success.
If you are involved at all in family history, you should be asking your Ward and Stake leaders if they are planning on conducting a Family Discovery Day in your area. Go online at Family Discovery Day, Blessings for the Living and watch the videos and you will certainly see why I think this is an excellent idea.