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RootsTech 2018 is just around the corner. This four-day genealogy conference will take place February 28–March 3, 2018 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a temple and family history consultant, you’ll find informative sessions to help you learn more about your calling and increase your ability to bless the lives of those you serve.

Attending Live

Temple and family history consultants can attend RootsTech at a discounted price by using the promotional code 18CALLING upon registering at With this code, you can purchase a full conference pass for $129, which includes:

  • All four days of the conference—February 28 through March 3
  • All four daily keynote sessions
  • Access to the RootsTech Expo Hall
  • Daily consultant-specific class sessions

You can also sign up for personalized discovery experiences with FamilySearch employees to learn more about how to teach effectively one on one, how the Spirit can influence your experiences, and how you can help others connect with their family history.

A wide variety of classes with your calling in mind are being offered at RootsTech 2018. Follow the links below to find full descriptions, times, and locations for each class.

Wednesday, February 28

  • Start with the Heart
  • Ministering to Others Brings Joy
  • Discover, Gather, and Strengthen Your Family Together

Thursday, March 1

  • Living Memory Discovery Experiences
  • Discovery Experiences in the Tree

Friday, March 2

  • Helping Consultants Succeed

Saturday, March 3

  • FamilySearch and Ancestry: Discover More
  • Using Family History to Do Missionary Work
  • Records of Your Hispanic Ancestors on FamilySearch
  • Start with the Heart
  • Discover, Gather, and Strengthen Your Family Together
  • 10 Easy Tasks
  • Ministering to Others Brings Joy
  • FamilySearch Mobile Apps: Family History Anytime, Anywhere
  • Living Memory Discovery Experiences
  • FamilySearch Tools for Advanced Users
  • Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch

Can’t attend?

Learn how the spirit influecnes family history at RootsTech 2018.If you are unable to make it to Salt Lake City to attend the conference in person, you can still participate. Each day of the conference, RootsTech will live-stream a select number of sessions online at These sessions will cover topics such as how to find and use pension files, how to uncover hidden truths in old family photos, and how to use the many features available on FamilySearch.

A full streaming schedule of events will be available in February 2018.

Watch Family Discovery Day on

As part of RootsTech, the Family History Department also hosts Family Discovery Day, a one-day event to inspire you to discover, celebrate, and cherish your family relationships. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife Sister Kristen M. Oaks will be the keynote speakers at the 2018 Family Discovery Day. Other popular LDS speakers and entertainers, such as Hank Smith, Jason Hewlett, Evie Clair, Alex Melecio, and Kenya Clark will also speak. Family Discovery Day begins on March 3, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on the homepage.


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