Light Keepers: Empowering Women with Family History Experiences

January 17, 2020  - by 

Light Keepers 2020 | February 28, 2020, 1:00–5:00 p.m., and February 29, 2020, 1:00–5:00 p.m. | Salt Palace

Since its start in 2018, Light Keepers has been a favorite event at the RootsTech conference. It is a joy-filled, inspirational workshop for Latter-day Saint women and women of all faiths who are looking to learn the basics of family history.

Attendees will hear inspiring stories from family history experts. These stories help women spread the light of family history in their homes by recognizing their current family history efforts and expanding their knowledge.

Finding Your Part

“[The] whole event is about finding your part and what you can do to keep the light in your family,” said Rhonna Farrer, one of the founders of Light Keepers. “And it’s going to look different for everybody. That’s what I think is so awesome about family history. It’s just as unique as we are as individuals and families.”

Two ladies attending RootsTech, where the Light Keepers event takes place.

Attendees from past Light Keepers events have shared how Light Keepers inspired them personally. “I learned just how important it is to keep those memories, even when my family makes fun of me for making them take pictures all the time and making books for them,” Arlene Haymond said. “I kind of feel validated a little bit for what I thought was ‘fluffy stuff,’ but it really is worthwhile” (“Women Connect with Family History by Learning to Be Light Keepers,” Deseret News, March 2, 2018).

Light Keepers in 2020

Two women standing in front of the RootsTech Expo Hall.

This year at RootsTech, Light Keepers will be available on two days: Friday, February 28,from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Registration for Light Keepers is $49, which pays for an exclusive Light Keepers workbook and access to all the Light Keepers events on the day of your choice (Friday or Saturday). On the day they register for, Light Keepers attendees will also be able to visit the RootsTech Expo Hall (filled with hundreds of exhibitors and new technologies) and attend the RootsTech general session.

Grab your mom, sisters, cousins, or best friends, and sign up for Light Keepers at RootsTech! To register, visit rootstech.org/lightkeepers. Space is limited, so those interested should register as soon as possible. RootsTech 2020 will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center (100 South West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) from February 26 to February 29, 2020.

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