Family Discovery Day to feature Elder Bednar, Sister Bednar at RootsTech 2019

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, will be the featured speakers at the popular Family Discovery Day for the upcoming RootsTech 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

They will speak Saturday, March 2, at the free, one-day event geared specifically toward families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sharing from "a wealth of knowledge and family history experiences," Elder and Sister Bednar's message will help audiences make new connections to family history, according to the Dec. 17 RootsTech announcement.

In addition to the Bednars' remarks, Family Discovery Day 2019 will offer opportunities for attendees to experience the interactive expo hall and attend classes centered on how to find and prepare family names for temple ordinance work.

RootsTech 2019 is scheduled to run from Feb. 27 through March 2 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Additional guest keynote speakers include actress Patricia Heaton — best known for her role on the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond" — and ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro.

Registration is required for both the Family Discovery Day and the week-long RootsTech conference; however, those unable to attend the event can watch Elder and Sister Bednar's remarks streamed live on the LDS.org homepage at 9:30 a.m. MST on March 2.

Last year's RootsTech Family Discovery Day featured speakers were Elder Dallin H. Oaks, then of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Kristen Oaks. The 2019 event will also feature a new addition as RootsTech goes international, with a second conference scheduled for October in London, England.