Family Discovery Center
This link tells about this new center
Tonight we went and checked out this family history discovery center at the Joseph Smith Memorial building. It was very interactive and fun. We wish we would have saved it for a date night activity and left the kids at home. They say this center is for ages 12-18 and they are right- it’s not for kids but for adults or teens. All the iPad and big touch screens made it feel so futuristic. Brian and I were able to see our pedigree charts from Family Search in an interactive way. You walk in and they give you each an iPad that you sign into you family search account with and you take a “selfie”. Then they have about six docking stations you dock your iPad to. Three stations are rooms with screens and cameras. You can record your own history and your families. Another room you can see pictures of ancestors that are on family search and a time machine of that year they were born. Another station has giant screens that show an interactive map Of where your ancestors came from.
And then another station has information about the year you were born and the meanings behind your name. Pretty cool.