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.