Are you excited for RootsTech 2019?
Each year tens of thousands of family history fans descend on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the world’s largest family history conference. Hosted annually by FamilySearch, RootsTech has become the premier family history event for both the general public and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. RootsTech 2019 is scheduled for February 27–March 2, 2019.
Many of those who attend RootsTech, either in person or by using the free live stream video, are temple and family history consultants or others with callings related to family history. Those who have participated in the past have discovered that it’s one of the best opportunities to receive meaningful training and inspiration for their calling.
Since registration for the event recently opened, now is a good time to consider how you might participate this year.
Attending in Person
If you attend the event in person, you’ll be amazed by what you see. RootsTech’s offerings are for everyone and provide multiple learning opportunities for family historians at any level of experience. The conference features include:
- 300+ breakout sessions on topics such as DNA, preserving family photos, and writing family histories
- A large expo hall with family history products and services
- Daily inspirational keynote sessions
- Entertaining evening events
There are also classes about how to use FamilySearch.org in your research, how to help others use FamilySearch, and more! Perhaps the most beneficial thing for someone with a family history calling are the consultant-specific classes that provide tips and best practices for preparing spiritual, one-on-one family history experiences.
Individuals with a family history calling are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. Anyone with a family history calling can purchase a full, 4-day RootsTech 2019 conference pass for $149—just use the promotional code 19CALLING during the online registration process.
Can’t Attend? Here Are 2 Free Ways to Participate
If you are unable to make it to Salt Lake City to attend in person, you can still participate. Here are two ways you can keep up with some of the RootsTech 2019 content from home.
View Select Sessions Online
Many of the sights, sounds, and learnings from the conference will be streamed live online at RootsTech.org. Each day of the conference, RootsTech will live-stream keynotes and a select number of sessions. These sessions will cover topics such as how to find and use pension files, how to uncover hidden truths in old family photos, and how to use the many features available on FamilySearch.
Watch Family Discovery Day on LDS.org
As part of RootsTech, the Family History Department also hosts Family Discovery Day, a 1-day event to inspire you to discover, celebrate, and cherish family relationships. Family Discovery Day features inspiring devotionals from General Authorities, as well as breakout sessions taught by popular speakers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family Discovery Day begins on March 2, 2019, and will be streamed live on the LDS.org home page.
Save the date for RootsTech 2019, happening February 27–March 2, 2019. Get ready to gain new experience and knowledge to help you succeed in your calling.