Church leaders shared a renewed emphasis with temple and family history consultants at the 2018 family history leadership session of RootsTech. They noted that part of your calling is to focus efforts on children turning 12 and to partner with ward leadership to work with recent converts. Learn more by clicking below.

Elder Dale G. Renlund

Church members have a responsibility to gather their family on both sides of the veil. Family history service is open to everyone, no matter the age or location.

Elder Bradley D. Foster

Temple and family history consultants can follow the Savior’s example and work one on one with families and individuals to help them discover, gather, and connect to their ancestors.

Sister Joy D. Jones and Elder Donald L. Hallstrom

Children are important contributors to the work of salvation. Family history provides children an opportunity to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost and become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Additional videos from the 2018 leadership session are available on, including presentations by Elder Patrick Kearon and Elder Brent Nielson and by Elder Quentin L. Cook.

See all 2018 leadership session videos.


Source: New on FamilySearch