How to Find RootsTech SLC 2019 Handouts FREE!

RootsTech Handouts

Most Genealogy conferences don't allow non-paying customers to view conference handouts, but RootsTech does. This is a HUGE freebie if you're #NotAtRootsTech and a great way to prep for RootsTech if you're attending in person. You can't hit multiple classes the same hour but you may be able to glean some tips from a class you missed by looking at the handout.

Background info: RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world and this year it will have two conferences, RootsTech SLC from February 27-March 2, 2019 and RootsTech London from October 24-26, 2019.

The current RootsTech 2019 app is for the SLC Convention. They may use this same app for the London Convention and if they do, access to the SLC handouts could disappear, so it would be best to make time now to look over the classes and download any handouts that interest you.

Two ways to access the RootsTech handouts. On your Computer - …
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FREE RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes Online

If you're #NotAtRootsTech SLC between Wednesday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd, they will be broadcasting the daily general sessions and a few daily classes live, for free each day at*

You can also participate live, using social media sites (in the past organizers have used Twitter) to respond to questions or follow conversations by tweeting or using the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech. You can also follow discussions about RootsTech on social media sites by searching for the hashtag #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech.

Free RootsTech 2019 SLC Classes at

DayTimeClass TitleClass Description. Speaker(s)Wednesday, Feb 27 9:30 am What's New at FamilySearchExplore the latest features and capabilities released on FamilySearch. See the future of FamilySearch. Speaker: Ron TannerWednesday, Feb 27 11:00 am Hear Them Sing! Social History and Family NarrativeDiscover how addition of social history enhances family narratives…
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Is Your Tree Well-Sourced? A Free Visual Check Using a Fan Chart

FamilySearch has a Fan Chart display mode you can use as a visual aid to see if your tree has source citations for each person. The tree is color-coded; the darker the color, the more source citations. This is a great tool to help you see which family lines need more research and sourcing.


FamilySearch family trees are community-owned trees that anyone can change. That makes one person's research vulnerable to the human error of all others but can also make for a better-researched tree with multiple contributors.



A Well-Sourced Tree at FamilySearch

This is my husband's family tree. The color key for this chart is:

darkest orange color represents people with 10+ source citationsmedium orange represents 5-9 source citationslight orange represents 1-4 source citationswhite represents 0 (zero) source citations

As you can see from his tree, most of his tree is well-sourc…

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