Join us for the Foothills Family Discovery Day

October 21, 2023
384 Banister Drive, Okotoks

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Building

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Family Discovery Day Classes – new or expert, it doesn’t matter, there will be something for you to learn!
A special session will be held for youth ages 12-18 at 11:45am.

Written Records – See how different cultures write and record information to benefit future generations. Learn helpful tips to create your own records for your posterity or legacy.
Giant Family Tree – You will use FamilySearch to find an ancestor. Using a RootsTech Leaf provided, you will fill in your ancestor’s information and attach the leaf to the giant tree.
What’s In a Name – Discover the origin of your name and the homeland it comes from. Find out how many others share your name. Share your discovery using the hashtag #FamilyDiscoveryDay on social media.
Family Selfie Station – Grab your family and take a selfie at our photo booth! Upload your family picture to your Family Search memories, and post to social media using the hashtag #FamilyDiscoveryDay.

Don’t Know Where to Start?

There are classes for everyone, if you are just getting started or if you are looking to get personalized one-on-one help.
Check out the class schedule and descriptions (Coming Soon).

What is the Foothills Family History Day?
The Foothills Family History Day is a local family history event where participants learn to discover, share and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology. At the Foothills Family History Day, there is something for everyone, no matter your experience in family history or your skill level in technology.
 How do I register?
You can register by clicking the Register button on this page. Registration is to help give us an idea as to the number of attendees, as well as to help send out reminders to those that are registered. Registration is for the event, not for classes as we are unable to reserve individual seats
Will there be an Internet connection at the Foothills Family History Day?
Internet access will be limited to instructors and to those getting one-on-one help in the Discovery Centre. We want to make sure that instructors have access to adequate internet speeds during their classes.
Will food be served at the Foothills Family History Day?
Light snacks will be available throughout the event.
Are children allowed at the Foothills Family History Day?
The Foothills Family History Day is intended to provide opportunities for the General Public to Learn about Family History and the classes are intended for Youth and Adults. Therefore, we ask that children under 11 not attend.
Do I need to bring a laptop or tablet to the event?
It is not required that you bring a laptop or tablet. There will be some computers set up depending on the session that you attend, although it is recommended that you bring your own laptop or tablet with any files that you might need help with at the Discovery Centre.