Family Discovery Experiences at RootsTech

Celebrating your family has never been easier or more exciting! Throughout RootsTech are a number of activities and events to help individuals and families discover, gather, and connect family relationships. These include an inspirational devotional from a General Authority, hands-on activities for the whole family, and specific events for youth and young adults.

RootsTech
Saturday, February 29 | 9:30 a.m. | Salt Palace

Elder and Sister Stevenson to Speak at Family Discovery Day

Elder Gary E. Stevenson and his wife, Lesa Stevenson, will be the featured speakers at the popular RootsTech Family Discovery Day. Family Discovery Day is a free one-day event for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Salt Palace.

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Other Family Discovery Activities During RootsTech

In addition to Family Discovery Day, there are a number of other events planned for Church members throughout the week of RootsTech. You can see a list of them below.

RootsTech
Wednesday, February 26, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Free Youth Activities

Youth and youth groups are invited to the Salt Palace on Wednesday, February 26, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. for fun activities and games. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate family connections, learn new things, accomplish personal goals, and make friends from around the state.

Parents and youth leaders who are interested in attending can learn more here.

Elder Bednar
Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction

General Authorities and other Church leaders will offer instruction that will be particularly helpful for stake and ward temple and family history consultants around the world. You can watch the broadcast on February 27 and later here.

RootsTech
Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.

Young Adult After-Party

Young adults are invited to the RootsTech after-party on Friday, February 28, to celebrate family and culture and to connect with friends. The after-party features interactive games, dancing, an escape room, and a special performance by comedian Ryan Hamilton.

Elder and Sister Stevenson
Saturday, February 29

Family Discovery Day

Elder Gary E. Stevenson and his wife, Lesa Stevenson, will be the featured speakers at the popular RootsTech Family Discovery Day. Family Discovery Day is a free one-day event for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Salt Palace. In addition to hearing from Elder and Sister Stevenson, at Family Discovery Day you can:

  • Attend the RootsTech general keynote session (directly following Elder and Sister Stevenson’s remarks on the main stage) and hear from Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith.
  • Experience the RootsTech interactive expo hall, where families and friends can create visual family trees, recreate family history photos, and participate in other fun games and activities geared to help you connect the past and present.
  • Attend a selection of classes designed to teach you how to find family names, prepare family names for temple blessings, and teach others how to do the same.

You can reserve up to 10 free tickets here.

The Family Discovery Day general session featuring Elder and Sister Stevenson will be streamed live on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

Download the Family Discovery Day conference guide here.

Free Family History Classes During Family Discovery Day

1:30 P.M. Classes

3:00 P.M. Classes

There’s Something for Everyone

Elder and Sister Bednar

Special Guests

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

Attendees at RootsTech

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.

Woman at a computer

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.

Dancers

Entertaining Events

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

Watch Recorded Sessions of Family Discovery Day 2019

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RootsTech is the world’s largest family history conference! Join us for four 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.

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February 26–29, 2020

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February 26–29, 2020

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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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