29 February 2024 - 2 March 2024 Live Event Online and in Salt Lake City

RootsTech and Family Discovery Day

Rootstech 2024

“Remember” is the theme of RootsTech 2024, a three-day global online family celebration conference originating in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 29 February through 2 March.

RootsTech, hosted each year by FamilySearch International and supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the largest family history event in the world. It includes an in-person event in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City to complement its online experience.

Millions of virtual and in-person attendees are expected to participate for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and the ability to help them remember and celebrate their family, life, adventures and memories.

“It is a natural human behavior to remember the pivotal experiences in our life and those people who have made an impact,” said Jen Allen, director of events at FamilySearch. “RootsTech 2024 will help us remember the people and experiences but also help us consider how we want to be remembered in the future.”

Jan-Friedrich Hadzik, a member living in Germany said, “Three years ago was the first time I attended a RootsTech conference online. It was so easy to connect from home and incredible to see hundreds of family history buffs come together to learn, laugh and socialize. To see a large stage showcasing modern technology and celebrities talking about their family stories was fantastic. It really is, as President Nelson said, a force for peace and love. Have not missed any RootsTech since.”

Family Discovery Day

Family Discovery Day is a one-day event designed specifically for Latter-day Saints on the last day of RootsTech, 2 March, from 9:00 to 15:00 (Mountain Standard Time). It includes a never-before-seen video of the late President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which was recorded prior to his passing. In the video, President Ballard recounts his marriage and his own family discovery moments. You can view the video online at RootsTech.org, FamilySearch on YouTube, Gospel Stream, Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and Gospel Library at 20:30 (GMT) and 21:30 (CET).

Languages and Viewing Options

RootsTech and Family Discovery Day content will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Cambodian, Dutch, Fijian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Mongolian, Norwegian, Samoan, Thai, Tongan, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. Family Discovery Day will also be available in Russian.

In addition to RootsTech.org, you can stream sessions on the Church’s YouTube inspiration channel and the Gospel Stream app in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French (download the app on Apple Mobile, Apple TV, Google Play, Google TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Devices).

How to Register

Registration for the entire three days of RootsTech is still open at RootsTech.org. The class schedule is also available online.

The free online event features:

  • 200+ new on-demand class sessions and classes, in more than 20 languages
  • Main stage presentations and keynote speakers
  • Chat support and online research consultations
  • Connection with cousins using Relatives at RootsTech and messaging
  • Virtual expo hall

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers include comedian Henry Cho; Lynne M. Jackson, a descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott; and Nancy Borowick, a world-renowned Sony Artisan photographer.

For more information about RootsTech 2024, including keynote speakers, visit RootsTech.org.