In this work we have had the opportunity to interview fabulous people who have given equally fabulous insights. Please enjoy some of our favorite  family history quotes we have gathered.




“I promise protection for you and your family when you accept the challenge to do family history work.” – Elder Dale Renlund
“Don’t try to be a good writer. Write a powerful story that moves people.” – Richard Paul Evans


“Children are happy, well-adjusted and confident when they know their family stories.” – Bruce Feiler

“We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors’ wisdom.” – Maya Angelou

“You and I can be inspired all day long about temple and family history experiences others have had. But until you and I do something to actually experience the joy for ourselves, our attendance here at RootsTech 2017 will have been something like a nice, warm bath. It feels so good at the time, and then it’s over.” – President Russel M. Nelson

 “We need to be spending more time in the temple and in doing family history research,” President Russell M. Nelson.

“Elijah’s mission was to turn the hearts of the children to the fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children, so they could be sealed, or else ‘the whole earth would be utterly wasted.’  That’s pretty strong language: ‘Utterly wasted’?” –Sister Wendy Nelson


“There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.” — Helen Keller

We want people to tell the stories and find out who they are. They can do that with family history and family stories. - Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch
“We want people to tell the stories and find out who they are. They can do that with family history and family stories.” – Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch

“What do you need in your life right now? More love? More joy? More self-mastery? More peace? More meaningful moments? More of a feeling that you’re making a difference? More fun? Could you use more answers to your soul-searching questions? More heart-to-heart connections with others? More understanding of what you are reading in the scriptures? More ability to love and to forgive? How about more ability to pray with power? More inspiration and creative ideas for your work and other projects? More time for what really matters? I entreat you to make a sacrifice of time to the Lord by increasing the time you spend doing temple and family history work, and then watch what happens. It is my testimony that when we show the Lord we are serious about helping our ancestors, the heavens will open and we will receive all that we need.” Sister Wendy M. Nelson

“After Roots, it became impossible to think of slavery without thinking of those images…All that was accomplished with one family’s story.” – LeVar Burton at RootsTech 2017
“It’s easier to motivate someone to do something difficult than it is something easy.” Sister Wendy Nelson at RootsTech Family Discovery Day, 2017


We can stand on their shoulders and be doers of the work telling family stories. - Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch
“We can stand on their shoulders and be doers of the work of telling family stories.” –Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch, RootsTech 2016



“The single most important thing you can do may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.” – Bruce Feiler


You can start with funny stories to get your family to listen. - Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch


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