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Elder Renlund to Talk Explosives at World's Largest Family History Event (+5 Reasons to Watch It)


What does dynamite have to do with the largest Family History conference in the world? And where else can you see a U of U football player and BYU quarterback promoting the same good cause, all for free?

Thousands of family history enthusiasts from the United States and overseas are gathering in Salt Lake City this week for RootsTech, the world’s largest family history event. The three-day conference is open to the public and runs February 4-6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. . . .

Saturday, February 6, 2016, is a free Family Discovery Day at RootsTech. Attendees will receive inspirational messages, instructional classes, interactive activities and entertainment. Mormon leaders will address the crowd, including Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Ruth, and daughter, Ashley; Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, general president of the Primary; and Brother Stephen W. Owen, general president of the Young Men.

Read more at Mormon Newsroom.

What exactly is Family Discovery Day? Find out for yourself on February 6 without leaving your home.

Family Discovery Day is an event filled with inspirational stories and insightful tips for strengthening your family connections and discovering exciting treasures hidden in your own family history. The upcoming 2016 RootsTech Family Discovery Day in Salt Lake City will be streamed live on

Here are a five reasons why you should watch Family Discovery Day on

Football meets family history

At the youth session starting at 4:15 p.m., football players Taysom Hill and Britain Covey will take the stage and share inspiring stories, funny memories, and faith-building experiences. . . .

The Renlunds talk explosives

The Renlund family will compare the explosive nature of dynamite with the equally powerful effect of combining family history work with attending the temple. The combination is an “explosive” experience. . . .

Read more at LDS Church News.

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