Apostles to Instruct at RootsTech 2015 Free Family Discovery Day

  • 12 November 2014

Speakers and guests at the free RootsTech Family Discovery Day February 14, 2015, will include Elder Quentin L. Cook, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, the cast of BYUtv’s Studio C, Olympian Noelle Pikus Pace, and blogger Al Fox Carraway.

Article Highlights

  • Family Discovery Day, part of RootTech, is a free, one-day event for Latter-day Saint families February 14, 2015.

"Coming together like this, to celebrate families, is a wonderful opportunity for each one of us.” —Olympic medalist Noelle Pikus Pace

Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy, Young Women general president Bonnie L. Oscarson, and other Church leaders will speak and participate during the 2015 RootsTech Family Discovery Day event in February.

Family Discovery Day, part of the annual RootsTech conference taking place February 12–14, 2015, is a free, one-day event for Latter-day Saint families and members (age eight and up). Events are specially designed to inspire the entire family to find and discover family names, prepare those names for temple ordinances, and teach family members and friends how to get started with family history.

Family Discovery Day is Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is hosted by the Church and FamilySearch. The cost is free but individuals and families must register online at RootsTech.org to participate.

Special guests include Olympic medalist Noelle Pikus Pace, who drew world attention at the Sochi Winter Olympics by jumping into the stands and celebrating with her family after her achievement in the skeleton event. “My family means absolutely everything to me,” Pikus Pace said of her involvement with Family Discovery Day. “I’m so grateful to my ancestors for paving the way for me to be where I am today. Coming together like this, to celebrate families, is a wonderful opportunity for each one of us.”

Popular speaker and blogger Al Fox Carraway, author of In the Head of Al, will also be part of the day. Family Discovery Day will conclude with an entertaining closing event featuring the cast of BYUtv’s Studio C and another special guest performer to be announced soon.

FamilySearch announced earlier that entertainer, actor, author, and television host Donny Osmond will be joining RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Saturday, as well as author and journalist A. J. Jacobs, who is helping to build a family tree that connects the entire world.

Family Discovery Day in 2014 attracted more than 6,000 attendees through inspiring speakers, classes, and an expo hall with hundreds of exhibitors and interactive booths. This year’s event is expected to draw many more with the lineup of speakers and special guests.

 Visit RootsTech.org to learn more and to register for the free Family Discovery Day.