Pres. Eyring speaks at National Family History Conference

Family connects us: to each other, to the planet, to the ages. Family tells us who we are, how we belong.

So, of all the things to celebrate in this life, family history ranks very high on the list.

That was the message of a special program held Thursday night in the Conference Center as part of the National Genealogical Society 2010 Family History Conference being held in Salt Lake City.

"A Celebration of Family History," was organized by FamilySearch, a division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was a multimedia presentation featuring remarks by Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the church; David McCullough, author, historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner; music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and a series of video vignettes depicting the importance of family history.

"This is a remarkable community devoted to the knitting together of hearts that cross generations," President Eyring said, as he talked of his personal experiences with the community's "spirit of unity."

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