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Experience RootsTech 2017

January 26, 2017

Family history isn’t just about what your ancestors did years ago; it’s about what you are doing today. If you want to learn why your legacy will matter to future generations and what you can learn from the past, join us at RootsTech in Salt Lake City, February 8-11.

RootsTech is the largest family history event in the world and is hosted by FamilySearch, a nonprofit organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The annual convention is the open to anyone interested in discovering and sharing family connections, regardless of his or her experience with family history or technology.

You won’t want to miss inspiring presentations from Jonathan and Drew Scott (also known as the Property Brothers), Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, LeVar Burton, President Russell M. Nelson, Wendy Watson Nelson, and more. For those who can’t attend at the Salt Palace Convention Center, we will be streaming parts of the convention on our website, mobile app, and YouTube and Roku channels.

If you’re in Utah, spend the evening of February 9 at the free Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert, featuring the music of Rogers and Hammerstein, narrated by grandson Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein. It is open to the public. Get your ticket right here. You can also listen to music by the Choir on our 24/7 music stream.

“We all need a little inspiration once in a while,” says Mack Wilberg, director of the Choir, “and I think this particular concert will leave people…feeling like they can be a little better, do things a little better, and become even more involved in family history.”

Learn more about family history and how you can get started by checking out our radio series Extreme Genes.