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

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dramatic Changes in LDS Family History Announced at #RootsTech 2016

In a special meeting open only to specifically invited Priesthood leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints some fundamental changes to the way family history has been done in the Church were announced. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Family Discovery Day activities at #RootsTech 2016 and before the general meeting

Although I obviously did not attend the meeting, I was able to talk to a Stake President who did and he confirmed some of the things we had learned in a meeting with FamilySearch last July. My wife and I had been waiting to find out when the sweeping new changes would be implemented. In conjunction with the changes there are new materials that will be made available over the next few months. Those attending the meeting were the Stake Presidents and their wives from the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys areas.

You can begin to see what is going on by viewing the Family Discovery Day 2016 Sessions on the website. You should certainly watch the video and also encourage everyone around you to watch the video which, by the way, is over three hours long.


  1. Can you give me the cliff notes? I don't want to spend 3 hours watching the video.

    1. :-) You will like the videos. But keep reading. I will try to give what I can in the posts.