Thursday, January 21, 2016

Follow Friday - Time Again for ROOTSTECH2016

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

HEY, it's RootsTech time again...................

February 3-6, 2016 
Salt Lake City, Utah

Have you made your reservations for a hotel room? It;s a little late now, most of the downtown hotels are FULL but there is a bus system and TRAX (our version of light rail) so there are many more choices............. I believe that the early bird rate for the conference has passed also, but there are day rates if you only wanted to attend a day or two........... or full rate is still available.

RootsTech. What is it? It is a Technology version of a Genealogical  Conference. Learn the newest and greatest ways of doing genealogy and research involving technology. Learn how to do your research and how to get more organized with the use of technology. RootsTech, the largest family history event in the world, is the perfect place to discover, preserve, and share your family stories and connections across generations. With a line-up of world-class speakers, thrilling entertainment, over 200 engaging classes, and a huge expo hall, there's something for everyone, no matter the age or skill level........... IT IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGY and you choose what you want to use and not use.  See the daily schedule to see what you is offered. At the same time our classes are going on there is a complete other side going on- Innovator Summit for those that are on the developing end of technology.If that is you, this is the place for you too.

RootsTech 2015 by the Numbers

  • Over 23,000 registered attendees from 49 U.S. states and 39 countries
  • Estimated 150,000+ of live-streaming viewers on
  • Over 100 bloggers from Australia, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Hosted by FamilySearch, official sponsors included:, findmypast, MyHeritage, PeopleFinders, Family Storytelling, BYUtv, Backblaze, Dell, Mocavo, Pictureline, Lexmark, RootsPoint, FGS, NGS, APG, NEHGS
  • Over 200 exhibitors and vendors with booths and displays in the Expo Hall
  • Over 50 competitors for the Innovator Showdown
  • 93 percent of 2015 attendees said they would recommend attending RootsTech to a friend or colleague
  • 91 percent of attendees were very satisfied or satisfied with the value of the information given at RootsTech
  • 80 percent of 2015 attendees plan on attending RootsTech 2016

............and on top of attending a fabulous genealogical conference you have the advantage of researching at  the LIBRARY - Family History Library

CHECK IT OUT ......... you may like it. 

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