What Is Family Discovery Day?


What’s a Family Discovery Day? Find out for yourself on February 6. The upcoming annual 2016 RootsTech Family Discovery Day in Salt Lake City will be streaming live on LDS.org at LDS.org/discoverfamily. Family Discovery Day is an event filled to the brim with good ideas, inspirational stories, and motivating reasons to get you sleuthing through the exciting treasures hidden in your own family history, and even prepare you to hold your own event.

Speakers at Family Discovery Day will include Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, Primary general president Rosemary M. Wixom, Brother Stephen W. Owen of the Young Men general presidency, and other special guests.

There are many exciting reasons to host your own family discovery day. First of all, it’s fun. With today’s technology, family history is much more than an old dusty box of pictures and papers. Just wait until you see what’s possible. There’s so much to discover—and then share.

After you’ve collected your own family information, show others what you’ve found and how you did it by hosting a Family Discovery Day. Your family discovery day can be large or small. Don’t want to host one? Search online and join a local event. There are many ways to get involved.

Are you new to family history? Starting can be as easy as asking questions and having conversations with the oldest people in your family. Their insights and knowledge could soon have you looking at your family tree from a whole new perspective. With their help, your ancestors can become much more to you than names on paper.

What’s your calling? A Family Discovery Day can be shaped to fit any organization at any level and can bless and change the lives of those you serve. Mark your calendar to watch the upcoming Family Discovery Day on LDS.org and commit to share what you’ve learned with an event of your own.