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Entertainer Donny Osmond to Speak at RootsTech 2015

Large turnout expected for family history event in Utah

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Entertainer Donny Osmond will be part of RootsTech 2015, the largest family history conference in the world. The event, hosted by FamilySearch, will be held on 12–14 February 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Event organizers announced that Osmond, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will join RootsTech as a keynote speaker on Saturday, 14 February.

“I’m already looking forward to this exciting event,” said Osmond, who has been singing and entertaining audiences for almost 50 years. “Family and family stories are obviously very important to me. This is a chance to connect to something that is part of who I am.”

In the United States, Osmond has starred in shows on Broadway and in Las Vegas and was the season-nine winner of “Dancing with the Stars.” He has also sold millions of records and hosted a variety of TV shows.

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Most people associate Osmond with his large musical family, but they might not realize that the Osmonds are also family historians. They have gathered and recorded their family connections and stories since 1954 through the
Osmond Family Organization (OFO). Started by his parents, George and Olive Osmond, the OFO conducts genealogical research and gathers historical family information for the world to view.

Osmond will kick off the final day of RootsTech 2015, taking the stage for what is expected to be the largest RootsTech audience ever. For more information or to register, visit RootsTech.org.

 

 

 

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