RootsMagic is pleased to sponsor RootsTech 2017, the largest genealogy conference in the world. You can read about several of the ways you’ll be able to interact with us at the conference and the GBA Colossal Giveaway where you can win some amazing prizes. Today, we announce a second way to win prizes at RootsTech- the RootsMagic Daily Giveaway!
You’ll have a chance to win one of over $4000 in prizes from RootsMagic and some of our generous friends. Prizes include:
- (5) 1-year World Explorer Subscriptions courtesy of Ancestry ($300 value each)
- (3) 1-year Complete Plan Subscriptions courtesy of MyHeritage ($265 value each)
- Free DNA Analysis or Research Plan from Legacy Tree Genealogists ($350 value)
- 20″x24″ Canvas Custom Chart from Family ChartMasters ($200 value)
- Shotbox Portable Light Studio courtesy of Shotbox ($179 value)
- Personal Coaching Session from genealogyDOTcoach ($120 value)
- Complete Activity Book Set from Zap the Grandma Gap ($112 value)
- VHS-to-Digital transfers by Larsen Digital ($75 value)
- (3) 1-month Premium Subscriptions courtesy of Findmypast ($20 value each)
- Movie Film-to-Digital transfers by Larsen Digital ($50 value)
- (6) Amazon.com $25 gift cards
and of, course:
- Software, books, bags, and more from RootsMagic
- Find the RootsMagic Daily Giveaway Entry Form in your RootsTech attendee bag. Forms are also available at our booth.
- Complete the word search puzzle on the entry form. Don’t forget to write your name on it.
- Drop off your completed entry form at the RootsMagic booth in the Expo Hall (#723).
- Come back to the RootsMagic booth every day at 12:50 pm for our daily prize drawings. You must be present to win.
Be sure to stop by the booths of those who donated prizes and thank them for supporting the RootsMagic community!
RootsTech is coming soon, and we’re busy getting ready for it. We’ve already written about several of the ways you’ll be able to interact with us at the conference, and we promised to tell you about two different games and giveaways that we’re participating in. Today, we’ll tell you about the first.
RootsMagic is a member of the Genealogy Business Alliance. This is a group for genealogy business leaders to discuss best practices, network, and create a united voice in the genealogy community. This year, RootsMagic and 15 other members of GBA have joined together for the GBA Colossal Giveaway. In it, we’re all giving away almost $3000 worth of prizes!
- Visit a participating booth in the expo hall (see this map)
- Look for the GBA sign
- Submit an entry using the sign-up sheet
- Visit each participating booth to enter again
- Winners will be randomly chosen after the conference and notified via e-mail to arrange prize delivery
See here for the official rules.
Watch this blog because we still have one other giveaway to tell you about!
We’re just one short week away from the largest genealogy conference in the world: RootsTech! It’s being held Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. We’ve been a part of it since the beginning and this year is no exception. In fact, this year we’re pleased to be an official sponsor if this event!
Don’t miss the free expo hall with the largest gathering of genealogy products and services in the country. Be sure to visit the RootsMagic booth (#723) to meet the RootsMagic staff, ask questions, and get special discounts on RootsMagic products.
Expo Hall hours (subject to change) are:
- Thursday, February 9, 2016, 10 am – 6 pm
- Friday, February 10, 2016, 10 am – 7 pm
- Saturday, February 11, 2016, 10 am – 4:30 pm
And while you’re there, stop off at the nearby Cyber Cafe and help yourself to wireless Internet access, recharging stations for electronic devices, and refreshing beverages!
RootsMagic Class Session
This year, we’re offering a class entitled, Planting Your Tree in RootsMagic. Here’s the description:
“It has never been easier to find and learn about your ancestors through internet records and websites. But collecting and organizing that information can be challenging. RootsMagic genealogy and family tree software can be your “home base” for accessing all these different resources. Join us and learn how to use the RootsMagic to spot holes and problems in your family tree. See how to easily search online sites such as Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage, and more. You’ll also learn how to easily share your findings with others.”
Time: Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:30-2:30 pm
Place: Room 255E, Salt Palace Convention Center
Note: This class requires a RootsTech registration to attend.
RootsMagic in the Demo Theater
After you’ve walked the halls of RootsTech, nothing sounds better than a soft, comfortable couch. And the Expo Hall Demo Theater is full of them! Join us for a quick demonstration of RootsMagic in the theater where you’ll get a chance to relax, learn something new about your favorite software, and maybe even take a little nap.
Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:20-10:35 am
Place: Expo Hall Demo Theater, Salt Palace Convention Center
Other Classes and Keynotes
RootsTech also has some amazing speakers lined up including actor Levar Burton, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, leadership expert Liz Wiseman, the “Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott, President Russell M. and Sister Wendy Nelson, and genetic genealogist CeCe More. There are also over 200 breakout sessions taught by industry experts for beginners and experts alike.
Games and Giveaways
There’s a lot to do and see at RootsTech, and we like to keep things a little more interesting and exciting for those that join us there. Stay tuned for news about not one, but two exciting games and giveaways.