RootsTech Survival Guide – What to Expect

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RootsTech is the premiere genealogy and technology conference, for anyone with an interest in genealogy and family history, from beginners to professionals.  RootsTech 2016 begins with the one-day Innovator’s Summit on Wednesday, which focuses on emerging technologies in family history research.  RootsTech  officially opens on Thursday, with a multitude of classes and the opening of the Expo hall following the keynote address.

The first RootsTech, held in 2011, was attended by about 3,000 people, and attendance has grown exponentially since. RootsTech 2015 saw just under 24,000 attendees, with a host of great keynote speakers, including Donny Osmond, as well as top-notch entertainment at after-conference events.  This year’s conference is sure to be just as amazing, and, if things continue as they have historically, this will be the best RootsTech ever.

From the conference, you can expect

  • Excellent keynote speakers
  • A wide variety of classes, workshops, and other presentations
  • Interesting genealogy innovations and exhibits in the Expo hall
  • Great entertainment after hours

Personally, you may expect to

  • Learn research methods, tips, and strategies from some very knowledgeable genealogists
  • Discover many new innovative products to help you research, organize, and share your family history
  • Meet lots of like-minded genealogy friends
  • Sleep little, walk lots, and learn so much you’ll think your head won’t fit in your hat any more!

To get the most out of your RootsTech experience, planning is essential!

Stay tuned next week for helpful posts from your Conference Keepers to help you get the most out of your RootsTech experience.

We’re giving away a 3-day pass to RootsTech 2016



Still don’t have your RootsTech 2016 pass? This might be the last chance to score a free, 3-day pass to the upcoming RootsTech 2016 – A $249 Value!  This includes:

  • Over 200 classes
  • Keynotes
  • General sessions
  • Getting Started classes
  • Expo hall
  • Evening events

It’s simple!  Just click on the tab on our menu bar that says “Get Updates!“, which will sign you up for our monthly newsletter of upcoming genealogy events and more! We will never sell or share your email address with anyone else, and we won’t bombard you with lots of emails, either.

One name will be picked from all of the sign-ups between now and midnight EST, January 9th and will be announced on our blog on Sunday, January 10th.

Good luck!