I have always wanted to attend the RootsTech Family History Conference, and this year I am finally going to go!
I am proud to announce that I have been chosen as a RootsTech Lifestyle Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned to Enjoy Utah between now and then for updates, exciting news and other information about RootsTech from a first-timer! Make sure you follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to hear all about my first-time experience at RootsTech during the conference.
Family History has been a passion of mine my entire life. I remember sitting next to my grandma on the couch in her living room, hearing her tell stories of her life as a child. The sound of a clock ticking, and the chime every 15 minutes, takes me back to those days. Little did I know that by listening to grandma tell her childhood stories, I was participating in Family History. I always imagined it as pedigree charts and death dates. As I got older, I realized that documenting your family history and stories is also a big part of it.
That’s why I’m so excited to attend RootsTech; it brings that family history off of the pedigree charts and makes it more real, and takes your research one step further.
What I am loving so far about RootsTech:
- The schedule of classes
I love that this conference is for any level of family history researchers. It’s not just for the advanced. They have basic classes teaching how to get started, and then advanced classes on a lot of the tech and apps used in family history.
- The keynote speakers
This year the keynote speakers will be Laura W. Bush and Jenna Bush Hager (wife and daughter of President George W. Bush) and Utah’s own David Archuleta.
- The mobile app
Upon registering for RootsTech 2015, I was sent a link to download the mobile app. This app was a great way to look over the schedule ahead of time, set what classes I wanted to attend, and get excited even before opening day!
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is the largest family history event in the world! The fifth annual conference—celebrating families across generations—is the perfect place to discover and share your family's stories and connections through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for you, regardless of your experience in family history or your skill in technology.
This annual 3-day event offers you more than 200 classes, ranging from using social media as a family history resource to the most recent discoveries in DNA research; an expo hall of hundreds of exhibitors and sponsors, including interactive booths to assist in your family history journey; general sessions with well-known and inspiring speakers; and entertaining events at the end of each day.
What is RootsTech?
RootsTech is a global family history event, where people of all ages learn to discover, share and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for everyone, no matter your experience in family history or your skill level in technology.