stake-family-discovery-dayMany LDS stakes are planning to hold a Stake Family Discovery Day during the year using the content from the Family Discovery Day that was held in Salt Lake City in February 2015.

A stake Family Discovery Day is an opportunity to help people find names to add to their family tree, prepare those names for temple ordinances, and learn how to teach others to do the same. A family discovery day can include opportunities to record family stories, find family names, or clear family names for temple ordinances. Such activities can also be part of a youth conference, activity, or devotional.

A family history event can help accomplish stake goals, such as:

  • Help members find the names of their own ancestors and prepare those names for temple work.
  • Strengthen families and fortify the youth.
  • Increase retention and reactivation efforts.

Video and text from the RootsTech Family Discovery Day held February 14 will be available online before the end of February so you can use it in a Stake Family Discovery Day. See

Visit for more information and to sign up your own stake to host an event. The site has tools to help organize an event, such as planning guides, templates for live workshops, communication materials, and activities for youth and children.

3 Steps: Find, Take, Teach

In the Family Discovery Day held in February, our leaders encouraged us to follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Find the name of one or more ancestors using or the My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together booklet.
  2. Take their names to the temple as a family, or share the names so others can.
  3. Teach your family and others how to do the same.


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