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Next spring, family history enthusiasts and anyone interested in discovering, gathering and connecting their family are invited to participate in RootsTech Connect 2022 — a three-day virtual event with a mix of on-demand, livestream and interactive sessions. 

RootsTech Connect 2021, the first event of its kind, held earlier this year, attracted more than 1 million online visitors worldwide. The virtual classes created an expansive online learning archive that participants can watch over and over again. 

More than 1,500 sessions from RootsTech Connect 2021 are still available to access on-demand at

Here is a roundup of five videos from RootsTech Connect 2021 featuring Church leaders talking about the impact that stories of ancestors have had in their lives. 

1. Who was your first ancestor to join the Church?

Members of the Young Men general presidency and advisory council share stories of their first ancestors to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

2. Miracles of healing

Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, testifies of the healing power of temple and family history work as she shares stories of two of her ancestors.

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