The generations on either side of me link me to my past and my future. My view of family history involves revealing the roots and the branches.

Throughout this blog you will find perspectives related to the doctrines of temple and family history work from revealed revelation given to living prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS - Mormon).

Monday, November 20, 2017

RootsTech 2018 Pass Giveaway

I love RootsTech! It is the world's largest family history event. There are many great classes and speakers to choose from and so many wonderful people with whom to network.

As an Ambassador for RootsTech 2018, I have the privilege of giving away ONE FREE full RootsTech conference pass (worth $279).

The RootsTech Conference 4 Day Pass is valid from Wednesday, February 28 through Saturday, March 3, 2018. It includes the registration fee for over 300 classes, Innovation Showcase, all keynotes, general sessions, the expo hall, and evening events.

It does not include the free Family Discovery Day; you need to add on this free event if you'd like to attend. Nor does it include any sponsored lunches or computer labs. It also does not include any accommodations or transportation to or from the event.

The giveaway covers the registration fee only.

If the winner has already paid a registration fee for the 2018 RootsTech event, instructions will be provided to obtain a refund.

This giveaway runs from November 20 to November 30, 2017. 

Winner will be notified (with registration instructions) no later than December 2, 2017.  The winner's name will be disclosed on the Revealing Roots and Branches blog and associated social media channels. The winner also agrees to participate in a blog post about the winner.

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I am 2018 RootsTech Ambassador and have received a free conference registration from RootsTech.


2018 RootsTech Ambassador

I am thrilled to be serving as a 2018 RootsTech Ambassador. This is my 3rd year serving as an ambassador. You may be wondering ... just what is a RootsTech Ambassador and what do they do?

Ambassadors are expected to act as brand advocates by helping to generate awareness and excitement for RootsTech. This is accomplished through: writing and publishing RootsTech related content on my blog, sharing RootsTech content on my social media channels, and helping to generate interest in RootsTech.

Prior to the conference I will have opportunities to share information about RootsTech with you. Some of this information will be in the form of media press releases. While attending RootsTech in February-March 2018, I will have opportunities to connect with and interview guest presenters and keynote speakers. I will share information from those interviews here on my blog.

I have received a free conference registration for my own attendance and I have received a free registration to give away to one of my followers. I will be starting that giveaway very soon.

In addition to being a RootsTech Ambassador, I have the privilege of serving as the RootsTech Ambassador Coordinator. I have served in this role since Fall 2016. As the Coordinator, I do just what the name implies, I assist the RootsTech staff in sharing and "coordinating" information with the nearly 100 ambassadors.

If you have any questions about RootsTech, please leave me a comment and I'll answer you.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

The House of the Lord, a Sacred Space

Manti Utah Temple - © Stuart L. Gardner Photography
“The Lord always has commanded His people to build temples, holy places in which worthy Saints perform sacred gospel ceremonies and ordinances for themselves and for the dead. Temples are the most holy of all places of worship. A temple literally is the house of the Lord, a sacred space specifically set apart for worshipping God and for receiving and remembering His great and precious promises.” 
– Elder David A. Bednar, “Exceeding Great and Precious Promises,”
LDS General Conference, October 2017.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

They Know Us Better Than We Know Them

“I believe we move and have our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings. We are not separate from them. … We are closely related to our kindred, to our ancestors … who have preceded us into the spirit world. We can not forget them; we do not cease to love them; we always hold them in our hearts, in memory, and thus we are associated and united to them by ties that we can not break. … If this is the case with us in our finite condition, surrounded by our mortal weaknesses, … how much more certain it is … to believe that those who have been faithful, who have gone beyond … can see us better than we can see them; that they know us better than we know them. … We live in their presence, they see us, they are solicitous for our welfare, they love us now more than ever. For now they see the dangers that beset us; … their love for us and their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves.” 

– Joseph F. Smith, in Conference Report, Apr. 1916, 2–3; also Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 430–31.