Family discovery day is an experience designed to help individuals discover more about who they are and where they came from.
What do you know about your family history? How far back have you traced your roots? Have you found what you have in common with ancestors in your family tree? President James E. Faust once said: “In many ways each of us is the sum total of what our ancestors were. The virtues they had may be our virtues, their strengths our strengths, and in a way their challenges could be our challenges. Some of their traits may be our traits.” (Ensign, Nov. 2003, 53-56)
1. Family Discovery Day is fun, easy, and rewarding. President Russell M. Nelson described it this way: “When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors through sacred ordinances of the temple.” (Ensign, May 2010, 91-94)
2. Family Discovery Day is held every year in Salt Lake City in conjunction with RootsTech — the largest history event in the world.
3. Events are classroom instruction and hands-on activities.
4. Family History is best done as families, young and old together. All ages are welcome at Family Discovery Day.
5. Individuals that are new to family history are encouraged to participate. You don’t need to be a family historian to enjoy this experience. We’re all part of a family, and there is something for everyone.