News Release

Filipino Latter-day Saints Invite Families and Friends to Rootstech 2022

Families and individuals use social media to #ChooseConnection

All human beings yearn for connection and have an innate longing to stay connected, and belong to something bigger than themselves. RootsTech Connect 2022, happening on March 3-5, gathers people globally and virtually to help them discover, nurture, and build connections. In preparation for the event’s kickoff, Filipino Latter-day Saint families join the campaign to celebrate connection in social media.  

RootsTech is the world’s largest family history conference and a year-long learning platform. It provides family history enthusiasts with resources, tips, and the latest methods to make their research and discovery more fun and meaningful.  

Before the onset of the pandemic, FamilySearch hosted the global event face-to-face but made the transition to an all-virtual event in keeping with safety regulations and restrictions in 2021. This year, RootsTech continues to be an all-virtual conference.    

From the start of the year, Latter-day Saints from across the Philippines have shared their love for family history and excitement for the upcoming event in social media, even inspiring some to create Instagram Reels and TikTok videos.  

President Michael Oliver Gomez of Sta. Cruz, Laguna, engaged his whole stake (diocese) in this initiative. He shared a video that captured the collective effort of his stake in inviting friends and family to participate in family history activities, including RootsTech 2022.  

 President Gomez expressed, “As a blessing of our efforts, more members are now more dedicated and motivated to do their family history work, and this will not only bless us but our generations to come as well.” 

In 2021, more than a million family history enthusiasts from over 235 countries and territories participated in the all-virtual event. This year, Filipino Latter-day Saints are working together to invite more people to RootsTech 2022. Through their creativity and connections on social media, they are helping to spread the importance of family connections, inspiring and empowering many as they rise above the challenges of the pandemic.  

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