Monday, March 11, 2013

General Authority and Other Church Leader Speakers Announced for Free Family History Training, March 21-23, 2013

The following is from FamilySearch & RootsTech.

RootsTech, March 21-23, 2013. 

We are pleased to announce the full schedule of speakers for Saturday's family history training day, including General Authorities and other Church leaders. Additionally, an exciting family history event for youth and youth leader is now available.

Please help us spread the word by inviting your stake and ward leadership and especially youth and their leaders so they have the chance to participate in this exciting event as well. Free, simple registration is required and seating is limited. You may print or forward this email to share as an invitation.

All free training sessions will be held in at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. For full class descriptions and registration, please visit

Classes and Devotionals by General Authorities and Other Church Leaders on Saturday, March 23

9:45 a.m.Special Family History DevotionalHall 2Elder Allan F. Packer of the Seventy
11:00 a.m.The Role of Family History in the Work of SalvationHall 2Elder Bradley D. Foster of the Seventy
12:40 p.m.Priesthood Leaders: Family History as a Resource in the Work of SalvationHall 1Elder Paul E. Koelliker of the Seventy
12:40 p.m.Youth Leaders: Using Family History to Bless the Lives of Your Youth155 CBrother David L. Beck, Young Men General President
12:40 p.m.Family History Consultant Training: Hearts then ChartsHall 2Shipley Munson, FamilySearch
1:45 p.m.Family History Consultant Training: Secrets of SuccessHall 2Jim Greene, FamilySearch

Youth Family History Classes and Devotional with Sister Dalton on Saturday, March 23.
In relation to Elder Bednar's talk on how youth should be involved in family history, Utah area youth are invited to participate in classes, activities, and a devotional with Sister Elaine S. Dalton, on Saturday, March 23. All classes and activities will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in conjunction with RootsTech. The devotional will be held at the Conference Center Theater, a short walk from the Salt Palace. For The Strength of Youth dress standards apply; no shorts please.  Youth, their parents, and leaders are invited to register to attend at

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Merit Badge and Personal Progress BoothRootsTech Expo HallBSA and Personal Progress Booth Staff
3:00 p.m.The Time is Now: How Youth Can Embrace the Invitation to do Family History155 CRyan Sharp, EFY speaker
4:00 p.m.Youth Panel DiscussionHall 1Featuring youth from around the country, viewed via an online connection
6:00 p.m.Youth DevotionalConference Center TheaterSister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President

Registration, Check-In, and Parking

If you haven't done so already, please register prior to attending the free family history training or youth classes. Registration allow us to anticipate the number of attendees and provide enough seating for everyone.

Please arrive early and check in at the RootsTech registration booth to receive your badge and materials. Your badge will give you access to the classes and devotional. You will not need a badge for access to the RootsTech Expo Hall.

We encourage you to consider carpooling or taking public transportation. For UTA schedules and rate information, visit Parking is available at the Salt Palace and at various downtown parking lots close by. To find available parking options, please visit
If you have any questions, please contact us at

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