Elder and Sister Bednar to Speak at RootsTech London 2019

  • 11 July 2019

Sister Susan K. Bednar and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak during the RootsTech London family history conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

The first-ever RootsTech London family history conference, held October 24-26, will include an evening with Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan K. Bednar, on Saturday, October 26.

For those unable to attend, Elder and Sister Bednar’s comments will be streamed live at ChurchofJesusChrist.org/broadcasts/europe-area-broadcasts.

The event in London is part of several experiences specifically for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during an afternoon of inspiration, learning, and celebration at the ExCel Convention Center. These free activities meant to help individuals and families discover, gather, and connect family relationships include:

  • An evening with Elder and Sister Bednar at 5:30 p.m. (London time)
  • Access to the interactive exhibition hall where attendees can see what’s new in the family history industry and test out the latest technology.
  • Select sessions designed to teach the basics of familysearch.org.
  • Fun, interactive activities for families and children of all ages geared to help attendees discover and celebrate family traditions.

Interest in the RootsTech conference in the United States has been growing steadily since its launch in 2011. More than 17,000 guests from every state and 47 countries gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and more than 111,000 tuned in via the internet for RootsTech 2018.

Following is a schedule of events for members on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

RootsTech London Schedule of Events for Saturday, October 26

1:00 p.m.


What Is FamilySearch?


FamilySearch is the world’s largest genealogical organization, with the largest collection of free genealogical resources. With a network of over 5,000 family history centers, FamilySearch provides the best in-person and online experience for family history. Come learn about its global products and services.

David Rencher
Room S22-A

2:00 p.m.

FamilySearch.org: 10 Easy Tasks


Come learn about 10 easy tasks at familysearch.org that can help you navigate your own family history. Learn how to upload and tag memories, explore your tree in new ways, utilize hints, index historical records, navigate new apps, search records, and much more.

Gregg Richardson
Room S22-A


3:30 p.m.

FamilySearch Mobile Apps: Family History into the Future

Warning! This app may become addicting. Use the FamilySearch mobile app to experience family history in a new way, using the latest tips and features of mobile computing. Find out how to easily complete simple family history tasks anywhere you go, including preserving photos and stories, discovering record hints, and sharing with others.

Todd Powell
Room S22-A


4:30 p.m.

Family History That Won’t Put Your Kids to Sleep


Let’s be real. Not everyone is as excited as you and me are when we crack open the dusty box from the attic. But FamilySearch has made huge strides to make family discovery interactive and fun. Yes, we said it: FUN! This class showcases the many engaging activities found on the FamilySearch Tree app and online. We promise these activities will have your family laughing, posting, and sharing in no time.

Mike Sandberg
Room S22-A

5:30 p.m.

An Evening with Elder and Sister Bednar


Elder and Sister Bednar will share inspirational stories of faith and family from their own background as parents and as Church leaders. Don’t miss their special message, which is sure to bring your family together and help you make new connections to your family, past and present.

ExCeL London Auditorium