Tyler Stahle | Mar 3, 2018

RootsTech 2018 Family Discovery Day

Family Discovery Day General Session


Family Discovery Day was highlighted by Saturday’s general session featuring President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, and his wife, Sister Kristen M. Oaks. The Oaks opened up their hearts to the audience as they spoke of the importance of family history and temple work, and how understanding our family history brings a source of inner strength.

“We invite all to FamilySearch, the largest living family gathering in all the world.”

Sister Oaks echoed her husband’s comments, stating that the more we understand and appreciate our ancestors, the more we’re able to discover personal strengths.

“Our family histories, combined with true doctrine, create a powerful combination that naturally leads to the temple.”

Hank Smith and Jason Hewlett


Popular youth speaker and BYU religious professor Hank Smith and RootsTech emcee Jason Hewlett presented an entertaining session that focused on the fun side of family history work. They demonstrated popular FamilySearch mobile app features such as Relatives Around Me and Map My Ancestors.

Evie Clair, Kenya Clark and Alex Melecio


Popular LDS musicians Evie Clair, Kenya Clark and Alex Melecio provided a moving session as they each demonstrated their musical talents and spoke of the way they use music to connect to their roots.

Join us for RootsTech 2019

We hope you enjoyed RootsTech 2018 and that you’ll join us again for the 2019 conference, happening February 27-March 2, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Early bird registration will open in the fall of 2018. We hope to see you there!

Tyler Stahle

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