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RootsTech 2018 Live Stream Schedule

Unable to attend RootsTech 2018 in person this year? We’ll miss you! But don’t worry—many of the sights and sounds and learnings from the conference will be streamed live on our home page! Join us starting on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. MST to hear from popular speakers such as Amy Johnson Crow, Jim Brewster, Curt Witcher, and more! General sessions featuring keynote speakers will also be streamed. Join the conversation happening on social media using #NotAtRootsTech. View the full schedule below:

Streaming Schedule

9:30 A.M.
Family History in 5 Minutes a Day
Explore 20 ways to effectively do your family history in as little as 5 minutes a day.
Deborah Gamble
11:00 A.M.
DNA—One Family, One World
This presentation explores a new project by Living DNA that is mapping the worlds DNA, building one world family tree through our genetics. Gain insight into how this will impact your family history.
David Nicholson
1:30 P.M.
Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections
Step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving, and cataloging photo collections for future generations and identifying, digitizing, and sharing collections using family trees and social media.
Ari Wilkins
3:00 P.M.
Finding the Answers: The Basics of WWII Research
Fire destroyed many military and civilian service records. Alternative record sources exist to reconstruct service history. Learn how to research World War I and II records.
Jennifer Holik
4:30 P.M.
Wednesday General Session and Innovation Showcase
Stephen T. Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, will explore where we have been and where we are going and introduce the all-new Innovation Showcase.
Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International
8:30 A.M.
Thursday General Session
Brandon Stanton started Humans of New York, a photography and storytelling blog. HONY has built a devoted following of over 20 million fans across several social media platforms.
Brandon Stanton, founder of Humans of New York
11:00 A.M.
MyHeritage DNA 101: From Test to Results
Learn about taking a MyHeritage DNA test and how the process works, from taking the test to the lab analysis. Learn about MyHeritage DNA's over 40 ethnicities and how to optimize your DNA matches.
Yaniv Erlich
1:30 P.M.
Google Photos: Collect, Organize, Preserve, and Share
Google Photos is a powerful, free app for storing, organizing, and sharing. Users can also edit and create photo projects and automatically add their photos to the app from their digital devices.
Michelle Goodrum
3:00 P.M.
Unlocking Roman Catholic Records
The Catholic Church is essential for uncovering the lives of millions of immigrants covering many nationalities. findmypast and the Catholic Church are working to make these records easily accessible.
Brian Donovan
4:30 P.M.
A Gift of Life: Who's Writing Your Story?
Only you can tell the real stories of love, loss, forgiveness, and change. Don’t leave the task of finding the answers of your life’s history to someone else—take the time to write your life story.
Deborah Abbott
8:30 A.M.
Friday General Session
Scott Hamilton is the living example that good guys CAN finish first! He is an Olympic champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, speaker, author, husband and father, and eternal optimist!
Scott Hamilton
11:00 A.M.
findmypast's British and Irish Hidden Gems
Myko Clelland explores some of the wonderful collections that can help you to break down those British brick walls, go back further, and add untold color and detail to your family story.
Myko Clelland
1:30 P.M.
Finding the Right DNA Test for You
DNA testing is becoming an integral tool, but what is it and what does it do? How can DNA actually help your genealogy? If you are brand new to Genetic genealogy, this is the class for you!
Jim Brewster
3:00 P.M.
How Not to Leave Your Genealogy Behind
Nobody wants their genealogy research to end up in a landfill. Hear a few horror stories of genealogy materials destroyed and how you can avoid those mistakes!
Amy Johnson Crow and Curt Witcher
4:30 P.M.
Finding Elusive Records at FamilySearch
Robert Kehrer will demonstrate skills and techniques used by the experts and will expose hidden record identification tools and features of the FamilySearch website.
Robert Kehrer
8:30 A.M.
Saturday General Session
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican pop-rock singer and songwriter.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Natalia Lafourcade
11:00 A.M.
Civil Registration Indexes of England and Wales
England and Wales national indexes and recent innovations at the General Register Office have opened up some new possibilities as well as some completely new indexes not available anywhere else.
Audrey Collins
1:30 P.M.
Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA
Learn what new tools AncestryDNA has to advance your research and get more out of your DNA results.
Anna Swayne
3:00 P.M.
Pain in the Access: More Web for Your Genealogy
Library, archive, government, and specialized websites have much to offer. This presentation will demonstrate sites and strategies for getting more online data while using the internet.
Curt Witcher