Turn Our Hearts

"When our family started to learn about family history, it led us on a journey which helped us in so many other ways. . . . We thought we were blessing the lives of our deceased family members. That work ultimately saved our marriage. . . . Doing family history work blessed my family and may have saved our children and our children's children."

- Scott Jess, Springfield Illinois Stake


See the rest of the story and hear counsel from Elder David A. Bednar by downloading the extended video to share with your family or class.


1. Discover Your Family Story

Start by reaching out to your parents, grandparents, and anyone with family stories to tell. Get started at FamilySearch.org/ask/gettingstarted.

2. Involve Your Family

There are some simple tools to let family members of all ages help, such as gathering and uploading family photos. To see how, visit FamilySearch.org.

3. Get Some Help

Make an appointment with a family history consultant, or visit FamilySearch.org/findnames for help exploring your family tree even further.

4. Share with Others

Your success can inspire others to discover their own family story. Share "Turn Our Hearts" on social media using #turnourhearts.