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Donny Osmond

One of the biggest names in entertainment from one of the most well-known families in the world will be part of the largest family history conference in the world. RootsTech 2015 announced Oct. 22 that entertainer, actor, author and television host Donny Osmond will be joining RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

“He will inspire the thousands of conference attendees to discover and share family stories of the past, present and future,” a news release stated.

Donny Osmond has been singing and entertaining audiences for almost 50 years. He has starred in shows on Broadway and in Las Vegas and was the season-nine winner of Dancing with the Stars. He has sold millions of records and hosted a variety of TV shows. According to the news release, he’s now anxious to share stories in a completely different venue at RootsTech 2015.

“I’m already looking forward to this exciting event,” Brother Osmond said. “Family and family stories are obviously very important to me. This is a chance to connect to something that is part of who I am.”

Celebrating five decades in show business, he is scheduled to release his 60th album, “Soundtrack of My Life,” just a month before the RootsTech 2015 conference. Each track on the album tells a story, tracing many points of both his professional and personal life. “My family and the stories we share are such an important part of my life, so RootsTech is just the perfect place to celebrate that,” he said.

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The news release states: “Most people associate Donny with his large musical family, but they might not realize that the Osmonds are also family historians. They have gathered and recorded their family connections and stories since 1954 through the Osmond Family Organization (OFO). Started by Donny’s parents, George and Olive Osmond, the OFO conducts genealogical research and gathers historical family information for the world to view freely.

“Donny will kick off the final day of RootsTech 2015, taking the stage for what is expected to be the largest RootsTech audience ever.”

For more information or to register, visit RootsTech.org.

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