Family History

Church’s $2 million donation to Oklahoma’s First Americans Museum will help reconnect Native American families Church's donation to the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City will help Native American visitors further discover their family roots with a FamilySearch center in the museum.
5 videos of Church leaders sharing family history stories during RootsTech Connect 2021 Here is a roundup of five videos you may have missed from RootsTech Connect 2021 of Church leaders talking about the impact that stories of ancestors have had in their lives.
What jiapu is and why it matters — even if you’re not Chinese Partnering with the Shanghai Library, the National Library of China and other libraries in China, FamilySearch is acquiring more jiapu to help those with Chinese ancestry piece together their family history.
Episode 31: Finding increased joy, healing and protection through family history, with Church News reporter Sydney Walker In this podcast episode, Church News reporter Sydney Walker shares the stories of many Latter-day Saints who have experienced the healing power of family history.
What youth and young adults learned in a #QuestforConnection during RootsTech Connect Elder David A. Bednar, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund participated in the "Our Quest for Connection" wrap-up event on Feb. 27.
Elder and Sister Holland take viewers on hometown visit around St. George during RootsTech Connect Family Discovery Day During RootsTech Connect Family Discovery Day on Saturday, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia Holland taught how to connect to one's heritage, to one's family and to God.
What 3 Apostles taught at RootsTech about temple and family history work during the pandemic With a unique global gathering and presentation, the 2021 Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction meeting featured Elder Bednar, Elder Renlund and Elder Stevenson.
Meet Bruna Benites: Two-time soccer Olympian for Brazil and RootsTech Connect keynote speaker Bruna Benites was captain of the Brazil women's soccer team at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Latter-day Saint athlete will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech Connect.
Meet Will Hopoate: Rugby league star and RootsTech Connect keynote speaker Will Hopoate was featured in an "I'm a Mormon" video 10 years ago for pausing his rugby league career to serve a mission. Now, he has a chance to speak at RootsTech Connect about the importance of family.
Episode 18: An inside look at RootsTech Connect 2021 with Elder Kevin S. Hamilton and FamilySearch CEO Steve Rockwood In Episode 18 of the Church News podcast, Elder Kevin S. Hamilton and FamilySearch CEO Steve Rockwood talk about the upcoming RootsTech Connect Feb. 25-27.
Youth, young adults invited on a #QuestforConnection during RootsTech Connect Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon and Young Men General President Steven J. Lund will be featured during the wrap-up event on Feb. 27.