Elizabeth Miller | Oct 25, 2019

RootsTech London Day in Review: Sharing Our Stories and Overcoming the Odds

Celebrating Our Stories

Today we heard powerful accounts about beating the odds, feeling connection to family and country, and creating our own stories.

General Session

World champion Kadeena Cox and FamilySearch International CEO Steve Rockwood inspired the RootsTech London audience as they shared stories of courage, faith, compassion, and connection.

Kadeena Cox shared, “I've been able to show people that setbacks don't have to define you. And I just used everything I've built from my upbringing to help me get to that point.”

What’s Happening Tomorrow

Known for hits on Broadway, the billboard charts, film, and most recently “The Donny and Marie Osmond Show” in Vegas, Donny Osmond will be our Saturday general session keynote speaker. Osmond’s successful career as an entertainer has spanned five decades. He is known internationally as a singer, songwriter, television series host, actor, and best-selling author.

Osmond has previously shared his love of family history on the RootsTech stage.

The Saturday, October 26 keynote address begins at 11:00 a.m.


If you haven’t already, don’t forget to print out your RootsTech London pass at home. If you do forget, don’t worry! We will have printers on site. Once you arrive at the venue, you’ll be able to pick up a lanyard, badge holder, and conference bag.

Saturday’s check-in will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The fun continues tomorrow as sessions and labs begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue at 1:00, 2:00, 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. View the full schedule on our website or in the mobile app.

Exhibition Hall

The Exhibition Hall will be open tomorrow from 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Download the RootsTech App

The RootsTech app will help you make the most of your RootsTech London 2019 conference experience. You can use the app to build a personalized agenda, find information about speakers and vendors, and download class syllabi. You can also use the app to find things to do in London when you aren’t at the conference. If you don’t already have the app installed on your device, you can download it for iOS here and for Android here.

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