Join us for the FGS 2015 Opening Social and other great events during the 2015 FGS Conference. Enjoy researching at the famed Family History Library. 

Behind the Scenes: Family History & Television

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Salt Palace Convention Center

Join fellow attendees for a night exploring the amazing world of television and family history. The program includes screenings of some of the most popular programs, followed by an in-depth panel discussion featuring Kenyatta Berry (Genealogy Roadshow), CeCe Moore (Genealogy Roadshow and Finding Your Roots), George E. Ott (Who Do You Think You Are?), and Jennifer Utley (Who Do You Think You Are?). 

Sponsored by: Family Search

Tickets for this event:  $10 (includes light snacks)

Research Opportunities

The Family History Library is the reason Salt Lake City is the dream destination of genealogists everywhere. The library, located at 35 North West Temple, is near the Salt Palace Convention Center and the four conference hotels. Professional staff and volunteers are available to answer questions about the largest genealogical collection in the world, which includes more than 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records and 356,000 books. Be sure to bring a flash drive for digital copies.

Regular library hours are Monday 8:00 a.,m–5:00 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The library will be open on the President's Day Holiday, Monday, February 16, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


FGS attendees are invited to join RootsTech attendees for these free special activities on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

RootsTech Opening Social

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall D

Popular musician and YouTube sensation Alex Boye is teaming up with the stars of his popular “Let It Go” YouTube cover One Voice Children’s Choir to perform on the big stage. This event is the perfect way to kick-off the conference with friends in the industry. 

RootsTech Cultural Night in the Expo Hall

Friday, February 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Salt Palace Convention Center, Expo Hall

On Friday evening, join us in the expo hall for extended hours until 7:00 featuring a night of culture as you enjoy the sights and sounds of different world humanities. This event also provides extra time to roam the fabulous booths from leading companies in the industry. 

RootsTech Closing Event

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 5:15 p.m.

Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall D

Don't miss this closing event and concert featuring David Archuleta and the cast of BYUtv's Studio C. This is a fun way to end a successful and inspiring conference experience with an entertaining performance.