RootsTec 2017 was held in Salt Lake City Utah and recently concluded. RootsTec is a convention dedicated to family history and genealogy. RootsTec is akin to other conventions such ad ComicCon or CES. 2017 Celebrity attendees included LaVar Burton, HGTV Property Brothers and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss).
President Russell M. Nelson was the keynote speaker at a special LDS session of the conference. Elder Nelson shared an account of his grandfather AC Nelson who was visited by his recently deceased father and told of the importance of family history and temple work. Missionary work continues in the spirit world after death but those that accept the gospel cannot receive all the blessings without having their ordinances performed in holy temples by the living. The account begins at 15:00.
President Nelson invited each of us to make a commitment and sacrifice to do more family history and temple work this year.