Family Discovery Day to Feature Elder and Sister Bednar at RootsTech 2019

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Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, will be the featured speakers at the popular Family Discovery Day for the upcoming RootsTech 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. They will speak Saturday, March 2, at the free, one-day event geared specifically toward families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sharing from “a wealth of knowledge and family history experiences,” Elder and Sister Bednar’s message will help audiences make new connections to family history, according to the December 17 RootsTech announcement.

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In addition to the Bednars’ remarks, Family Discovery Day 2019 will offer opportunities for attendees to experience the interactive expo hall and attend classes centered on how to find and prepare family names for temple ordinance work.

View Online Stream

Those unable to attend the event can watch Elder and Sister Bednar’s remarks and other select presentations streamed live on the home page starting at 9:30 a.m. MST on March 2, 2019.

RootsTech 2019 is scheduled to run from February 27 through March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Additional guest keynote speakers include actress Patricia Heaton—best known for her role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond—and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.

Registration is required to attend Family Discovery Day and the weeklong RootsTech conference.

Last year’s RootsTech Family Discovery Day featured speakers were Elder Dallin H. Oaks, then of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks. (See related story.)

The 2019 event will also feature a new addition as RootsTech goes international, with a second conference scheduled for October in London, England.

Share Canadian Perspectives

The official Canadian website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for faith promoting Temple and Family History stories. If you have an inspirational story to share or know of someone who does, you are invited to do the following: Write—Publish—Inspire at (click on this link to see “Submission Guidelines).

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According to the Area Plan for the United States and Canada, one of four “Priorities and Goals” focuses on Temple and Family History: “All youth and adults will perform temple service.” As Jesus counselled the Nephites in the Book of Mormon: “Therefore let your light so shine before this people” (3 Nephi 12:16)