Tyler Stahle | Jul 2, 2018

9 Reasons to Attend RootsTech 2019

Every year, RootsTech gets bigger and better, and 2019 will be no exception. With world class speakers, all-star entertainers, and more than 300 engaging sessions to choose from, there’s something for everyone at RootsTech. Here are nine more reasons you won’t want to miss out on the excitement happening February 27–March 2, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah!

Save the date! Registration for RootsTech 2019 will open on September 20, 2018.

Bring Your Family History to Life

Family history often conjures images of dusty old documents and artifacts, but it’s so much more than that. Family history is about life, connection, and discovering a sense of purpose. It’s about the stories we tell that enrich our lives. Family history is where we turn to discover more about ourselves and what we’re capable of. In short, family history is an important part of each of us.

At RootsTech, our goal is to bring family history to life by helping you connect and belong to your family, both past and present! Watch as Curt Witcher, senior manager at Allen County Public Library, describes how RootsTech energizes him in his own family history work.

Discover the Intersection of Genealogy and Technology

RootsTech is all about preserving and sharing family stories through technology and innovation, and we realize that the future of the family history industry depends on technological advancements. At RootsTech, you’ll discover new tools and services to help you uncover your own family story. From DNA to digitized records to the best mobile phone apps, technology is an integral part of what you’ll experience at RootsTech.

David Allen Lambert, chief genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, describes why RootsTech is more than just a genealogy conference to him.

Learn Your Story

The more you learn about your ancestors, the more you begin to understand yourself.

“When you know all these little things that build you as a human being, when you know about that, you feel more comfortable with yourself,” said Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican pop singer and RootsTech 2018 keynote speaker.

Join the Community

One of the most important things we’ve learned is that the genealogical community has no bounds. From the newest newbie to the most advanced family historian, there’s a place at RootsTech for everyone who’s interested in discovering their roots. Come to RootsTech to rekindle old friendships, make new connections, and build a network of like-minded people.

Scott Fisher, host of the popular podcast Extreme Genes, explains why RootsTech is the perfect place for the entire family history industry to get involved.

Get Re-energized Through Learning

At RootsTech, learning is priority number one. You’ll have the chance to learn from more than 300 class sessions taught by industry experts, professional genealogists, and experienced storytellers. You can peruse the gigantic expo hall and meet with over 200 vendors who offer products and services to help you in your work. But ultimately, some of the best learning happens between the new connections you’ll make.

Watch as Sunny Morton, professional writer and speaker, describes the energy she feels each year at RootsTech.

See What’s on the Family History Horizon

Technology has significantly improved the ways in which people discover and share their family heritage. At RootsTech, you’ll be introduced to and get hands-on experience with the newest technologies influencing the genealogy industry.

In 2019 the RootsTech Expo Hall will be packed with more than 200 exhibitors such as Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, FamilySearch, Konica Minolta, Living DNA, 23andMe, Wordpress, Family Chart Masters, and many more!

Watch as Amie Bowser Tennant, blogger at TheGenealogyReporter.com, explains why RootsTech is a can’t-miss event.

Connect and Belong at RootsTech 2019

We’re excited to announce that the theme for RootsTech 2019 will be “Connect. Belong.” as it was for the 2018 conference. We’ve learned that connecting and belonging is a vital part of our experience as humans; and what better way to connect and belong than through family history?

Watch as Cheri Passey, professional genealogist and blogger, describes how she connects and belongs at RootsTech year after year.

There’s Something for You at RootsTech

No matter where you are on your family history journey, we’re here to help. RootsTech offers a number of beginner classes on how to get started in genealogy to advanced classes on topics such as census research and proper methodology. Come to RootsTech to discover what you’re passionate about and experience the tools and resources available to you.

David Rencher, chief genealogist at FamilySearch, explains why RootsTech is meant for everyone.

Be Part of Something Bigger

Family history reminds us that we’re each part of something bigger. As we learn to look to our ancestors, we can be inspired by their experiences and demonstrations of sacrifice, faith, and hard work. We learn to treasure these values and stories and pass them on to our own children.

Watch as Jen Allen, RootsTech event director, discusses how RootsTech is a place to build connections and find cousins you didn’t know you had.

Registration for​ RootsTech 2019 opens September 20, 2018! Register early to take advantage of exclusive early bird pricing.

Tyler Stahle

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