Calling All Bloggers Attending RootsTech 2016!

RootsTech GeneaBloggers

Over 100 genealogy bloggers are expected to attend the RootsTech conference February 3-6, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Register with GeneaBloggers

If you are an active member of GeneaBloggers and will be attending RootsTech, please click here to register with us.  The information you enter will ensure that as a member of GeneaBloggers, you receive the extra-special Blogger Beads which this year are sponsored by DearMYRTLE and Cousin Russ Worthington (thanks!).

Please do not use this form if your blog is not listed at GeneaBloggers and you are not a member (see http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ to check listing). If you would like to become a member of GeneaBloggers, please visit http://www.geneabloggers.com/suggest-blog/. Email Thomas MacEntee at geneabloggers@gmail.com with any questions.

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Stay tuned here at GeneaBloggers where we’ll be listing the latest RootsTech news and posts (and tweets with the #rootstech hash tags).

Disclosure: I have been designated as a RootsTech Ambassador entitling me to certain perks including free registration and more. Please see Disclosure Statements for more information on my material connection with RootsTech, FamilySearch and other genealogy vendors.

©2016, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair – October 21-22, 2015

Join the National Archives for the 2015 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 21 & 22, 2015. Sessions will be live streamed on YouTube and you're invited!

Set your alarms and get ready to LEARN – long distance and virtually, that is. Once again the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is hosting a FREE online Virtual Genealogy Fair starting on October 21 and 22, 2015.

Right now classes and schedules are in the planning stages. Whereas in the past UStream was used to broadcast the content, it appears that NARA will be using YouTube for broadcasting this year.

Visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair page here for more information and we’ll post the definitive schedule here at GeneaBloggers once it is set.

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

RootsTech 2016 Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for RootsTech 2016, the most amazing genealogy conference ever, is now open! Make plans to be in Salt Lake City, Utah February 3-6, 2016!

[Editor’s note: We received this announcement from FamilySearch this morning about RootsTech 2016. We’ll be there and we hope to see you there too!]

SALT LAKE CITY, 15 September 2015—FamilySearch announced today that registration for RootsTech 2016 is now open. RootsTech is a highly popular and growing global conference where people of all ages celebrate family and are inspired to share their memories and connections. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of participants worldwide. RootsTech 2016 will be held February 3–6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The website for registration is RootsTech.org.

Attendees can expect a full lineup of inspirational keynote speakers, over 200 educational classes, exciting hands-on activities in the expo hall, and entertaining evening events, all designed to help celebrate families across generations! Exclusive early bird discount pricing is available now for full passes starting at just $149 and $169 for the RootsTech plus Innovator Summit pass. Passes for the Getting Started track start at $19 for a limited single day and $39 for a limited 3-day.

An exciting change comes to the class schedule for RootsTech 2016. Classes will now start earlier in the week, on Wednesday February 3, with the first class beginning at 1:30 p.m.

For RootsTech 2016, attendees can now use a new scheduling tool to build, edit, and print their class schedule at RootsTech.org. All RootsTech and Innovator Summit classes, including speakers, class titles, and descriptions, are now available within the scheduling tool. Attendees can begin to create and edit their schedules, and continue to edit them after registration. The online tool will sync with the mobile app available later this year.

As part of RootsTech, the Innovator Summit returns to offer developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs access to the latest content and resources that provide insight on family history data, services, and inspiration for current and future projects.

Along with the Innovator Summit, the Innovator Showdown also returns to RootsTech 2016 and is even bigger than before. Innovators of all kinds in any industry are invited to compete with their latest hardware and software apps and services. The top six finalists will be invited to demo live onstage for over 23,000 people. The audience and a panel of renowned judges will decide the winners!

Registration for Family Discovery Day is also now open. The event takes place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, and is designed for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members of the LDS Church are invited to register as families and groups up to 10 at a time. . This free one-day event includes devotionals, classes, interactive activities, and entertainment to help families and members discover, preserve, and share their family connections. Event details, including speakers and classes, will be made available soon at RootsTech.org.

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.