News Release

Elder and Sister Holland to be Featured at RootsTech Connect Family Discovery Day

Annual family history event held virtually in 2021

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife, Patricia, will be the featured speakers at this year’s Family Discovery Day at RootsTech Connect on February 27, 2021.


Family Discovery Day, hosted by FamilySearch, is designed to share connections with people from around the world. Due to COVID-19, the free event will be held online this year.

Elder and Sister Holland and their family will talk about how we can connect to our heritage, to our ancestors, to our immediate family and to God. Their address comes from Elder Holland’s hometown of St. George, Utah. The Hollands will share family memories and stories through a video that was recorded at various locations in the area.

Family Discovery Day will be streamed on, YouTube, Latter-day Saints Channel and other media on Saturday, February 27, at noon (Mountain Standard Time). The broadcast will also be available for on-demand viewing.

Also during RootsTech, Elder David A. Bednar, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will host training on temple and family history work for Latter-day Saint leaders. On-demand viewing will be available anytime beginning on February 25, 2021, by visiting or the Church broadcast page.

The broadcast will be available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Swedish. A recording of the training will be available in the Gospel Library soon after the event.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit

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