Experience Family Discovery Day 2019

March 2, 2019

This free, 1-day event will inspire you to discover, gather, and connect family relationships—past, present, and future. Enjoy inspirational devotionals from Latter-day Saint General Authorities, informational breakout sessions, and hands-on activities that are fun for the whole family.

Featured Speakers

Elder and Sister Bednar
March 2, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. MST | Main Stage

Elder and Sister Bednar

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan K. Bednar, will be sharing family history insight and instruction at the RootsTech Family Discovery Day on March 2, 2019. From their own background as parents, and as Church leaders, Elder and Sister Bednar have a wealth of knowledge and family history experiences to share. Don’t miss their special message, which is sure to bring your family together and help you make new connections to your family—past and present.

Can’t make it to the event? Watch from the comfort of your own home. Join the live stream on LDS.org beginning at 9:30 a.m. MST.

Join Us for Family Discovery Day

Family Discovery Day is a free event, but registration is required. Register using the link below. Unable to attend? Watch the live stream from the comfort of your own home. The Family Discovery Day general session, featuring a General Authority speaker, will be streamed live on LDS.org.


FDD Agenda

Session Descriptions

3 Reasons to Attend Family Discovery Day

President and Sister Oaks
March 2, 2019

General Authority Speakers

The Family Discovery Day general session features an inspirational devotional given by a General Authority. Learn more about the importance of family history and temple work and how you can discover, gather, and connect with your own family heritage.

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March 2, 2019

Hands-On Breakout Sessions

At Family Discovery Day, you can attend numerous sessions specifically designed for Latter-day Saints. Learn about the latest tools and resources, get help with your calling, and test out the latest family history technology.

Attendees at RootsTech
March 2, 2019

Activities for the Whole Family

Family Discovery Day offers activities and games for families and children of all ages! Enjoy fun, interactive activities geared to help you discover and celebrate family traditions.

There’s Something for Everyone

President and Sister Oaks

Special Guests

Hear inspiring messages from General Authorities, popular Latter-day Saint speakers, and Church members.

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Learning Opportunities

Choose from over a dozen classes on topics such as researching on FamilySearch.org and how to record your own family stories.

Expo Hall

Expo Hall

Interact with hundreds of family history and technology exhibitors in the expansive expo hall, and discover the latest products and services being offered in the industry.

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Help for Your Calling

Receive help for your family history calling, get familiar with new tools, and learn best practices.

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Interactive Activities

Enjoy fun, interactive activities as a family or with your friends.


Entertaining Events

Wrap up your conference experience with a good laugh and excellent music.

Watch Recorded Sessions of Family Discovery Day 2018

President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and his wife, Sister Kristen M. Oaks, help you make new connections and provide opportunities to discover fascinating details about the human family.

These messages, offered by a number of General Authorities during RootsTech 2018, are particularly helpful for stake and ward temple and family history consultants.

Purchase a RootsTech Pass, and Experience Even More!

RootsTech is the world’s largest family history conference! Join us for 4 huge days of discovery as you make connections to your past! A full RootsTech pass offers access to more than 300 classes, the expo hall, and inspiring keynote speakers.

February 27–March 2, 2019

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Be inspired and uplifted by an all-star lineup of celebrity keynote speakers.

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February 27–March 2, 2019

300+ Breakout Sessions

At RootsTech, learning is priority number one. Choose from over 300 classes taught by industry experts, professional genealogists, and experienced storytellers. Learn about the tools, resources, and methods available to uncover and share your family’s story.

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