Discover Your Story at RootsTech Connect

Join the world’s largest family celebration for free to unlock your family’s history and learn how to preserve the stories of your life.

25 - 27 February, 2021

Introducing RootsTech Connect: A Free Online Conference Experience

For the first time ever, the world’s largest family celebration event will be entirely virtual and completely free. Get ready to celebrate shared connections with people from around the world. Connect with friends, your family, your past, and your heritage and homelands—all from the comfort of your home and in your browser.


Keynote Speakers

Lorena Ochoa

Former Mexican professional golfer; mother; entrepreneur

Francesco Lotoro

Italian musicologist

Sharon Morgan

Founder of; writer and genealogist

Nick Vujicic

International motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author

Virtual Connections at Your Fingertips

RootsTech Connect is different than any other virtual event—no boring speakers or falling asleep at your computer screen. Rather, enjoy dozens of inspirational learning sessions, uplifting messages from celebrity keynote speakers, and hands-on activities to help you celebrate your heritage all year long.


Celebrity Keynote Speakers

Keynotes are a huge part of RootsTech events. They deliver messages of inspiration and hope. Stay tuned for the full lineup of keynote speakers to be announced soon.


Classes from Speakers around the Globe

Enjoy dozens of classes in multiple languages on topics such as discovering your family story, tracing your ancestors, and preserving your memories.


Virtual Marketplace

The virtual Marketplace will be the perfect place to see the latest innovations, interact with companies from around the world, and find answers and resources to aid you in your work. Plus, get real-time help via video or live chat!


Cultural Activities

Celebrate the world’s cultures with activities such as homeland cooking demonstrations, yoga, and music from around the world. These experiences will be available throughout the online event and on demand.


Connect with Family from Anywhere

Finding cousins and interacting with other attendees is an important part of the RootsTech model. Enjoy exclusive opportunities to chat with other attendees through various messaging boards, social media interactions, and video chats.


Access to Content Year-Round

All recordings and videos will be available to you on demand throughout the year, so you can make connections no matter where you are!

Don’t Miss Out! Reserve Your Spot Today.

25 - 27 February, 2021

Register for free

There’s Something for Everyone

Regardless of age or experience, this virtual conference has something for everyone interested in discovering family and preserving stories.



Grab your parents, siblings, or spouse, and enjoy RootsTech together. From classes to interactive cultural activities on demand, there’s enough fun here for an entire household!



With dozens of classes available live and on demand and the opportunity to chat with experts, you’ll find customized help at every click.



Don’t miss the exciting things we’ve got planned for youth of all ages—including virtual cultural celebrations and other games and activities available on demand.

“I am so excited for RootsTech Connect! Though I know I will miss seeing my friends in person, I am certain the content and virtual experiences will be fantastic! Goodbye hard conference seats, lines, sore feet, and wintry icy sidewalks. I am looking forward to basking in an amazing and comfortable RootsTech experience from my couch. With travel expenses eliminated, everyone worldwide can now enjoy the fabulous RootsTech experience.”

Amy Archibald

RootsTech is going global this year with RootsTech Connect! Because of this special opportunity to focus on countries from all over the world, we wanted to create videos highlighting different cultures, food, traditions, and more, and who better to tell us about those countries than the people who live there and love it? Share your story here.


If you've been selected as a presenter at RootsTech Connect, congratulations! We're glad you're sharing your knowledge. You can find the speaker resource page here.


Have a product or a service that you’d like to showcase at RootsTech Connect? The virtual Expo Hall is the best place to bring exposure to your brand, connect with customers, and drive sales. If you’re interested in sponsoring or having a virtual booth presence, please email us at

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For FamilySearch, it’s all about family. FamilySearch is dedicated to connecting families across generations and believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.

To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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RootsTech 2021 will be held as a virtual event February 25-27, 2021.