Family Discovery Day, the expressly LDS component of RootsTech 2015, will be streamed live Feb. 14 and archived on the Internet at the Church’s website, www.lds.org, FamilySearch officials announced.
This will enable an estimated 4 million Church members worldwide to access most of the content of Family Discovery Day, even though registration for in-person attendance at the event in the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City was closed weeks ago due to demand.
A dozen General Authorities and Church leaders will be involved in presentations at Family Discovery Day. These include a session for priesthood leaders given by Elders Allan F. Packer, L. Whitney Clayton and Kent F. Richards of the Seventy; a session pertaining to blessings for families given by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; a session given by Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles expanding on his challenge last year to youth to prepare and take names to the temple for ordinance work; a session given by representatives of auxiliary presidencies on gathering, healing and sealing families; and a Spanish-language session given Elder Enrique R. Falabella, of the Seventy, on working to receive the blessings available from family history and temple ordinance work.
Simultaneous translation will be provided during the Internet stream.
The common message in all the presentations comes from recent instruction given by Elder Cook, who taught that each Latter-day Saint is encouraged to take three steps:
Using the FamilySearch website or the My Family: Stories that Bring Us Together booklet, find the name of one or more of your ancestors or their descendants. Take the names to the temple or share them with others so they can take them to the temple. When possible, do this as a family. Teach your family to do the same, then teach others to do the same. For more about Family Discovery Day, go to www.lds.org/DiscoverFamily
Sponsored by the Church’s FamilySearch International genealogy service, RootsTech 2015 will be held Feb. 11-14 at the Salt Palace. It is the largest family history conference in the world. This fifth annual RootsTech is expected to draw some 9,000 attendees from 49 states and 37 countries. Attractions include more than 200 classes and more than 300 exhibit booths. Except for Family Discovery Day, RootsTech is non-denominational. For more information, see the website at www.rootstech.org
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