RootsMagic at RootsTech 2017: Join us at the largest global genealogy conference

RootsTech 2015

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!

Expo Hall

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.


View a Map of the Expo Hall

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.

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Reader Comments

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend (much as I’d like to) – Getting to The States is a big problem for me now I’m in my 90’s.
However, my mind is still active, and I appreciate all the information that Bruce has given me over the years with RM. I shall watch with enthusiasm any comments others make who are lucky enough to be able to attend.
Good Luck with the Conference, Bruce!

Visiting Salt Lake City Utah is on my “bucket” list……If and when, I will plan my trip around this conference!
It sounds amazing, and I’m only disappointed that I live so far away in Ontario Canada.
I’ve been researching for over 40 years, and started with Family Origins in the 1990s.
Thank you RootsMagic for your amazing software.
Jo-Anne Gannon
Cobourg, Ontario Canada

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Like many others, I have been a loyal fan and user of FO & RM since the early 1990s. I am hopeful to make it to this event in the near future. However, I may have to wait until I retire. Until then, I will review Roots Tech agendas and “plan” for my future trips.

David Hens
Monument, Colorado

Still looking forward to your year overview. When is the Mac version ready?

I will be attending for the first time. I am using your program and am very anxious to find out more about it. I wish you were going to have the RootsMagic demo more than the one time on Saturday. I am very excited to learn all I can at the Conference.

I am attending for the first time and I will be heading to the RootsMagic booth. For those unable to attend, remember, many of the classes, etc. will be live streamed.

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How do we see the live streaming?
I’m so excited you sponsored this conference and wish you the best with it. I hope to participate with the live streaming.

Reply: You can got to and watch all the recorded sessions. Click on the session photos to start the videos.
Renee, RootsMagic.