I received an announcement of the speakers at the FamilySearch RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day Session on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Family Discovery Day at RootsTech is FREE for all LDS families and members and will provide opportunities to learn how to find family names, prepare and take those names to the temple, and share that experience with family and friends.
This year, as last happened last year, there is a limit to the number of free tickets that will be issued. So I suggest that you reserve you tickets early. The information that I have been given is that more than half the allocated tickets have already been reserved.
At Family Discovery Day, you will experience:
Family Discovery Day at RootsTech is the perfect place to discover and share family connections through technology. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced family historian, Family Discovery Day at RootsTech has something for you.
- Inspiring messages from General Authorities, Church leaders, and popular LDS speakers, including Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; his wife, Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund; Primary general president, Sister Rosemary M. Wixom; and Young Men general president, Brother Stephen W. Owen.
- Interactive activities in the expo hall, where families and friends can create a visual family tree, call grandma and record an interview, and scan photos to share with family.
- A selection of classes designed to teach you how to discover family names, prepare them for temple blessings, and teach others how to get started on building connections with their own families.
- A closing event with special guest entertainers to be announced soon.