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Family Discovery Day

Family Discovery Day

Family Discovery Day, held 14 February, provided an  opportunity to learn about temple and family history work from General Authorities and general officers of the Church. Speakers discussed how family history can bless your life. Many of the talks are now streamed live on

Those speaking:

Those speaking:
  •  Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
    •  Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Neil L. Andersen
  •  Quorum of the Seventy
    •  Elder L. Whitney Clayton, Elder Allan F. Packer, Elder Kent F. Richards, Elder Enrique Falabella,  and Elder Bradley D. Foster
  •  General Relief Society President
    •  Sister Burton
  •  General Young Women’s Presidency
    •  Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, Sister Carol F. McConkie , and Sister Neill F. Marriott
  •  General Sunday School President
    •  Brother Tad R. Callister

 Members can choose to host an event in their ward or stake

Hosting is easy with these tools available from the Family History Department, including instructional videos to help all members learn how to do family history: 

A Family Discovery Day Can Help:

  • Inspire members in your area to take family names to the temple through talks by Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Neil L. Andersen
  • Strengthen family ties—past, present, and future—with messages from Bonnie L. Oscarson, Linda K. Burton and Brother Tad R. Callister
  • Protect youth and children with the promised blessings of participating in family history
  • Help new converts and investigators to learn more about their own families and the eternal nature of all families through temple ordinances

Signing up is easy:

  1. Sign up your stake at
  2. Add the date to your stake calendar
  3. Review the training and promotional materials at
  4. Plan and host a fun and exciting family discovery day in your stake

The Family History Department has made planning easy. They have created the following materials to help you plan and conduct your event:

Prerecorded classes and lesson materials from the RootsTech conference

Customizable promotional materials

Planning and technical guides

Activities for all ages