RootsTech Tips

Updated! RootsTech is two days away is here and my only tips have to do with getting around. I've had knee surgery and a total hip replacement so I sympathize with anyone who gets sore from walking. Here goes.

Remember where you parked. This should go without saying but I forgot to take a picture of where I parked and, uh, yeah, extra walking.Plan your schedule in advance and arrive early for classes if you want a seat. RootsTech tries to put popular classes in the largest rooms on the main level but plan ahead if it's in one of the smaller rooms. The provided map doesn't do justice to the ingress and egress problems in the 155, 255, etc area. Red flag people. On the main level, if the Expo Hall is open, you have a short cut to the 155s. Otherwise, you walk some long, weird hall. Something strange happens at the 255s - a half-stairway that gets like Disney on a bad day, so get there early if you want a) a seat or b) personal space as you walk to class.There are e…
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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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