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FamilySearch Announces RootsTech Connect 2021: A Free Global Virtual Event

RootsTech Connect 2021 is a new, free, all–virtual global event held February 25–27, 2021.

FamilySearch is thrilled to announce that the RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3–6, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, will now be held on February 25–27, 2021, as a free, virtual event online. RootsTech Connect 2021 will enable attendees to participate from around the world and will feature inspiring keynote speakers, dozens of classes in multiple languages, and a virtual marketplace. Reserve your place today at RootsTech.org.

“The pandemic is giving us the opportunity to bring RootsTech to a broader audience worldwide,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO. “A virtual event also allows us to expand our planning to truly make this a global celebration of family and connection.” 

RootsTech Connect 2021 will be global in scope while offering many experiences that attendees have come to know and love from RootsTech events—including inspirational keynote speakers, dozens of classes to choose from, and an expo hall.  

Throughout the three-day online event, attendees will have the ability to interact with presenters, exhibitors, and other attendees through live chat and question and answer sessions. 

“Classes will be taught in many languages, and presenters will teach from a number of international locations,” said Rockwood. “We will celebrate cultures and traditions from around the world, with activities that the audience can participate in from home—such as homeland cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and music performances. This is one virtual event you won’t want to miss.” 

RootsTech Connect 2021 will offer a combination of both livestream and on-demand content to accommodate differences in time zone for participants. In addition, sessions will be available to view on-demand after the event concludes. 

Rockwood says that FamilySearch is looking forward to the opportunity to deliver the signature RootsTech experience and helping tens of thousands of participants worldwide to discover, gather, and connect their family story.  

RootsTech hopes to gather in-person again in the future but anticipates the RootsTech Connect virtual opportunity will become a regular addition to the event. 

Register for free 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.

Comments 1 - 20 (55)
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Brian Anderson
16
November
2020
Please reister me for the Feb RootsTech.org free onlin classes.
Judy Sharkey
13
November
2020
Please register me for the Feb. RootsTech.org free online classes. A friend told me about this, and I think it would help me do more genealogy. Thanks!!
Paul Nauta
13
November
2020
Judy, Please simply go to RootsTech.org and register. Thank you.
DIANE KEPUS
10
November
2020
I would love to attend this conference. I admit I have been at this 40 years and still am dreaming of finding the links to my Irish and Scottish heritage.
Paul Nauta
10
November
2020
Diane, Be sure to register for RootsTech online. We are so happy you can join us in 2021 online. Have you explored the following helpful free resources at FamilySearch to help you with the missing branches of your Irish and Scottish Heritage?

FamilySearch Research Wiki (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page)
FamilySearch Communities (https://community.familysearch.org/s/?language=en_US)
Free One-on-One Online Consultations (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Online_Consultations)
Eric Kasper
02
November
2020
I would like to attend the conference and learn more about Family History.
Paul Nauta
02
November
2020
Ed, Please register for RootsTech Connect 2021 online for free at RootsTech.org. Thank you. "See you" there!
Lane Davis
31
October
2020
Please register me for Rootstech Connect 2021
Paul Nauta
02
November
2020
Lane, Please register for RootsTech Connect 2021 online for free at RootsTech.org. Thank you. "See you" there!
Christy Burke
27
October
2020
I'd like to register for the conference
Paul Nauta
02
November
2020
Christy, Please register for RootsTech Connect 2021 online for free at RootsTech.org. Thank you. "See you" there!
Thelma Bowers
18
October
2020
Do you guys build family trees or what do you guys do
Paul Nauta
02
November
2020
Thelma, Go to FamilySearch.org. We are an international non-profit organization committed to helping individuals make fun personal and family discoveries. To do this, we have a free Family Tree feature that you can use to build and collaborate your family tree, a service to freely preserve and share family photos and docs online and to tell your story and your family/ancestors' stories, and the opportunity to search billions of genealogically-significant family history records (think birth, marriage, death records) from all over the world. And we add another 500 million to one billion more yearly. You can also get free research assistance from our community feature, wiki, and personal consultations.
Ebony Dancy
07
October
2020
I would like to attend the conference.
Paul Nauta
07
October
2020
Ebony, Please register for RootsTech Connect 2021 online at RootsTech.org. Thank you. "See you" there!

Paul
Susan Reggentin
27
September
2020
I have heard wonderful things about this event, so looking forward to attending on line.
Arabelle Capelton
22
September
2020
I would love to attend
Paul Nauta
07
October
2020
Arabelle, Please be sure to register for RootsTech Connect 2021 online at RootsTech.org. Thank you.
Elaine Ducharme
21
September
2020
I would love to participate. What do I need to do?
Paul Nauta
28
September
2020
Elaine,

Just register for free at RootsTech.org. "See" you there!
Diana Rogers
17
September
2020
Please register me and send me additional information on RootsTech Connect 2021.
Paul Nauta
28
September
2020
Diane,

Just register for free at RootsTech.org. You'll find additional info on the website as well. Thank you.
Jacqui Richards
17
September
2020
I am so excited to be a part of this amazing event. We have not been able to attend in person due to distance, so this is a fantastic opportunity for us.
Margaret Williams
17
September
2020
I am part of a U3A group in UK doing Trace Your Ancestors and would like to hear about this event.
Paul Nauta
17
September
2020
Margaret,

Please submit your free registration to ensure you receive all RootsTech Connect 2021 communications ongoing.
Thanks.
Linda Warren Moore
15
September
2020
Sounds exciting! I’m just getting started on this journey!
Amélia de Fátima Ambriz Gomes
13
September
2020
I need to find more of My Ancestors I born in Angola central Africa
Paul Nauta
17
September
2020
Amelia, You can get some personalized assistance now through two of the following free resources online. The FamilySearch Research Wiki is also a rich reference source.

FamilySearch Research Wiki (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page)

FamilySearch Communities (https://community.familysearch.org/s/?language=en_US)

One-on-One Online Consultations (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Online_Consultations)
Rosemary Hull
13
September
2020
I am anxious to find out more about my family history
Helen Maire Eichler Zachary
10
September
2020
I have no ideal about my family's history.
Barbara Hassler
08
September
2020
Thank you for making this on line. I had never been able to attend in the past. I’m looking forward to the conference.
Rhonda Leigh Galbreath-Enzinna
08
September
2020
I hope I can see and meet many of my Galbreath relatives from around the world, and I hope I can learn more about how my family from Jefferson City, Missouri and the family members from Fulton, Missouri all fit into the whole Clan Galbraith group.
Thank you Roots Tech. I am looking forward to participating in this global conference.

Rhonda Galbreath-Enzinna