“Remember” is the theme of RootsTech 2024, a three-day global online and in-person family celebration conference happening February 29 through March 2 in Salt Lake City.
RootsTech, hosted each year by FamilySearch International and supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the largest family history event in the world. It includes an in-person event in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City to complement its online experience.
Millions of virtual and in-person attendees are expected to participate for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and the ability to help them remember and celebrate their family, life, adventures and memories.
“It is a natural human behavior to remember the pivotal experiences in our life and those people who have made an impact,” said Jen Allen, director of events at FamilySearch. “RootsTech 2024 will help us remember the people and experiences but also help us consider how we want to be remembered in the future.”
Family Discovery Day
Family Discovery Day is a one-day event designed specifically for Latter-day Saints on the last day of RootsTech, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It includes a never-before-seen video of the late President M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which was recorded prior to his passing. In the video, President Ballard recounts his marriage and his own family discovery moments. Watch in person on Saturday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time), or online on RootsTech.org, FamilySearch on YouTube, Gospel Stream, Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and Gospel Library.
- Learn more about sessions created specifically for Latter-day Saints on RootsTech.org, including a basketball shootout, pickle ball and other family discovery activities at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
- Learn about the 2024 Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction.
Languages and Viewing Options
RootsTech and Family Discovery Day content will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin.
In addition to RootsTech.org, you can stream sessions on the Church’s YouTube inspiration channel and the Gospel Stream app in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French (download the app on Apple Mobile, Apple TV, Google Play, Google TV, Roku and Amazon Fire Devices).
How to Register
The free online event features:
- 200-plus new on-demand class sessions and classes
- Main stage presentations and keynote speakers
- Chat support and online research consultations
- Connection with cousins using Relatives at RootsTech and messaging
- Virtual expo hall
The three-day, in-person experience at the Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, is $109. A one-day pass is $69. Both options include access to the virtual events, and:
- 180-plus in-person class sessions with Q&As
- In-person research help at the FamilySearch Library
- Hands-on sponsor demonstrations in the expo hall
- Connection with friends and cousins in person
Access to the expo hall in Salt Lake City is free and will include more than 200 exhibitors, product demonstrations and interactions with research specialists.
Comedian Henry Cho will be a keynote speaker at RootsTech 2024. He joins a lineup that includes fellow keynote speaker Lynne M. Jackson, a descendant of Dred and Harriet Scott.
For more information about RootsTech 2024, including keynote speakers, visit RootsTech.org.