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, February 22, 2016

RootsTech 2016: Doris Kearns Goodwin

RootsTech 2016 Doris Kearns Goodwin with Ambassadors
Here are some of my takeaways from this session:
  • We can learn from others' struggles.
  • Stories take you places you could never go.
  • She loved listening to stories of LBJ.
  • Getting to know the inner person behind the public persona.
  • Fascination with the US Presidency ... in her DNA
    • She found out that 15 US Presidents are her distant cousins
  • Importance of writing letters
  • Roosevelt and Churchill in the White House
  • Journals/diaries allow us to see the moments in our ancestor's lives
  • FDR gave hope to the people.
  • One is not dead ... just gone before.
  • Check out the movie: Lincoln
  • We live on in the memory of others.
  • "He was a hero. He spoke with a voice of thunder; he laughed like the sunrise and his deeds were strong as the rock…" - Leo Tolstoy of Abraham Lincoln
Michael Leavitt and Doris Kearns Goodwin, RootsTech 2016
Due to contractual rights, the keynote for Doris was not recorded. However, there is a short interview you can watch here:


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