2020 RootsTech Family Discovery Day and Activities

  • February 29, 2020
Date
February 29, 2020
Location
Attend live event or view online stream

Plan to attend Family Discovery Day at RootsTech on February 29, 2020, or watch the livestream of select events from anywhere in the world. Other local activities for youth and young adults will be available during the week.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, will be the featured speakers at Family Discovery Day 2020 on February 29, 2020. Attend the event in Salt Lake City, Utah, or plan to watch the live stream from anywhere in the world.

RootsTech Family Discovery Day is a one-day free event at the RootsTech family history conference in Salt Lake City, designed to help Latter-day Saint individuals and families discover and celebrate their family heritage—past, present, and future.

View live stream

Family Discovery Day will be streamed on ChurchofJesusChrist.org on Saturday, February 29, at 9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, and Latter-day Saints around the world are invited to participate.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson.

Attend Family Discovery Day in person

Individuals and families who are interested in attending the live event in Salt Lake City can reserve free tickets here.

In addition to hearing from Elder and Sister Stevenson, members who attend can also:

  • Attend the RootsTech general keynote session (directly following Elder and Sister Stevenson’s remarks on the main stage) and hear from pro football Hall of Famer running back Emmitt Smith.

  • Experience the RootsTech interactive expo hall, where families and friends can create visual family trees, recreate family history photos, and participate in other fun games and activities geared to help you connect past and present.

  • Attend a selection of classes designed to teach you how to find family names, prepare them for temple blessings, and teach others how to do the same.

View on demand

Videos of the messages from Family Discovery Day will be archived on ChurchofJesusChrist.org/discoverfamily for later viewing, with closed-captioning in English.

Attend more events in Salt Lake City

In addition to Family Discovery Day activities on February 29, two other events are planned for Church members throughout the week of RootsTech.

Free youth activities

Youth and youth groups are invited to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 26, between 6 and 8 p.m. for fun activities and games to celebrate family connections, learn new things, accomplish personal goals, and make friends from around the state. Parents and youth leaders who are interested in coming can learn more here.

Youth and youth groups are invited to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 26, between 6 and 8 p.m. for fun activities and games.

Free young adult after-party

Young adults are invited to the RootsTech after-party at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Friday, February 28, from 8 p.m. through 12 a.m., to celebrate family and culture and connect with friends. The after-party features interactive games, dancing, an escape room, and a special performance by comedian Ryan Hamilton. Learn more here.

A RootsTech after-party for young adults will be Friday, February 28, from 8 p.m. through 12 a.m., at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah.