We want to hear part of your story during RootsTech Connect!
Get Involved with RootsTech Connect 2021
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?
We want to learn about YOUR country and culture! Share with us videos about your food, traditions, and culture, and we’ll share them during RootsTech Connect!
Heritage Discovery Videos
Who: We want to hear from everyone!
Topics: We’ve divided it up into a few categories: “Food,” “Culture,” “Traditions and Travel”
Video Length: 90 seconds to 5 minutes
Requirements: Please upload in MP4 format
Deadline for Uploads from around the World: December 18, 2020
Check out this example video for one way to share your traditions!
Rob shares his family’s heritage of Scouting, and he shows us a special stave with a connection to his grandfather.
Check out this example video for one way to do food videos!
Heidi shares with us how to make her great-grandmother’s “rainbow noodle” soup!
Tips and Tricks Videos
If you’ve got some tips on how to find your family—or even just how to have fun while doing some family history—we’d love for you to share it!
Tips and Tricks
These are unknown or hidden processes, resources, or experiences people have found to be helpful as they discover, gather, and connect their family—past, present, and future. They are simple videos that people can follow and do in short amounts of time, preferably on their phone.
Who: Anyone who feels inspired to share something from anywhere in the world
Topics: Any tip or trick you think will bring joy to others that you have found to be helpful in your own experience
Video Length: Less than 3 minutes
Requirements: Share what it is, explain why it will help others, and show how to do it. Please upload in MP4 format.
Deadline for Uploads from around the World: December 31, 2020
Check Out This Tips and Tricks Example Video
Things You Need To Know
Agreements, Policies, and Tips for Your Video
We have two forms that we’ll need you to sign so that we can show your wonderful videos during RootsTech Connect. The first form we need you to sign is the Creative Works form. Please download this form, and sign it, and then upload the signed form. We will also need you to sign a Release to Use Image form. Please download, sign and then upload the signed form when you submit.
We want to make sure we can show your video on the RootsTech stage! Check out these guidelines and policies to make sure we can show your video. (coming soon)
New to video making? Check out this blog post to learn a few tricks of the trade.
If we can’t accept your video, it would be for one of the following reasons:
- We can’t see clearly what is happening (this could have to do with lighting, or being out of focus)
- We can’t hear you.
- If you engage in offensive language or culturally insensitive talk or imagery.
If you are looking for digital resources for free music, etc. we can help you out. Check out this link. (coming soon)