Choir, Osmonds on BYUTV

PROVO — BYU Television will air the Pioneer Day Commemoration Concert, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square with special guests the Osmonds, live from the LDS Conference Center on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The broadcast will bring this musical celebration to those who couldn't get tickets or don't want to fight crowds on the holiday weekend, said Daniel Hubbard of BYU Broadcasting.

Program highlights include a number of Pioneer Day favorites, classic American folk hymns and songs, and a variety of songs for which the Osmonds are famous. The evening also features a walk through the Osmonds' musical legacy with highlights and video of performances throughout their careers.

Those who do not have BYU Television can watch the performance live online at byutv.org/streaming. For information about rebroadcast dates and times, visit byub.org.

Online resources to be combined

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, the two largest online family history resources, have announced they will exchange records and resources to make more historical records available online.

The first project is a joint initiative to enhance the online U.S. Federal Census Collection (1790 to 1930). The original census records are among the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.

As projects are completed, images will be available for free in NARA reading rooms and FamilySearch's 4,500 Family History Centers.

Ancestry.com, which currently offers indexes and images to the entire publicly available U.S. Federal Census Collection, will give FamilySearch copies of its existing census indexes. Indexes will also be available for free on FamilySearch.org.

Sessions reunion is Saturday

The Sessions family will gather Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for a family reunion at the Bountiful Tabernacle at Main and Center streets.

The reunion is for any descendants who trace their roots through David and Patty Bartlett Sessions and their children Perrigrine, David Jr. and Sylvia. The public is welcome.

The Sessions family has planned a day of activities to celebrate the 160th anniversary of Perrigrine Sessions' arrival in Bountiful. Sent by President Brigham Young to go north to find a place to winter the cattle, he left Salt Lake Sept. 27, 1847, just three days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley.

Pioneer musical being performed

FARMINGTON — "Saints on the Seas," a pioneer musical following members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveling aboard ships to America and the unknown land of Utah, will be performed at 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Farmington Arts Center. "Saints on the Seas" was written by Cori Connors with Kurt Bestor and Mark Robinette. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, call 801-451-0953 or visit farmington.utah.gov. The arts center is at 120 S. Main in Farmington.