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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. Visit 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. 

Visit rootstech.org.  

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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 (125)
Thank you for your message.
Joel H. Izatt
25
February
2021
trying to watch your conference
valene Dalley
25
February
2021
I don't know what you want here.
Delores Schultz
25
February
2021
I think I am registered but maybe not. What do I do now.
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Deloris,

This tutorial video might prove helpful to you. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/series/learn-how-to-use-the-rootstech-site

Be sure you are signed in. Then go to "Sessions" and "Guide Me". Click the " " sign on a selection to add it to your "My Playlist". Also be sure to keep clicking on "View More" at the end of each page to keep seeing more offerings for your interests.
Diane M Jankowski
25
February
2021
Looking for the free classes
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Diane,

All sessions are free. Be sure you are signed in. Then go to "Sessions" and "Guide Me". Click the " " sign on a selection to add it to your "My Playlist". Also be sure to keep clicking on "View More" at the end of each page to keep seeing more offerings for your interests.

This tutorial video might prove helpful to you. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/series/learn-how-to-use-the-rootstech-site
elaine byrd
25
February
2021
I registered, but can't find the classes HELP!
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Elaine,

Be sure you are signed in. Then go to "Sessions" and "Guide Me". Click the " " sign on a selection to add it to your "My Playlist". Also be sure to keep clicking on "View More" at the end of each page to keep seeing more offerings for your interests.

This tutorial video might prove helpful to you. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/series/learn-how-to-use-the-rootstech-site
'gale curran
25
February
2021
I signed up for rootech 2021 but cannot find classes.
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Gale,

Be sure you are signed in. Then go to "Sessions" and "Guide Me". Click the " " sign on a selection to add it to your "My Playlist". Also be sure to keep clicking on "View More" at the end of each page to keep seeing more offerings for your interests.

This tutorial video might prove helpful to you. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/series/learn-how-to-use-the-rootstech-site
Teresa Chapman
25
February
2021
Checking for how to sign in and how. I thought I registered?
kay vincent
25
February
2021
I keep getting the message to register--that was done weeks ago.
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Teresa, you should be able to go to RootsTech.org and sign in using your FamilySearch account (Because RootsTech is on the FamilySearch platform). Now that the new RootsTech.org site is live, you just need to sign in. If you are seeing the old version of the RootsTech site, try deleting cookies and your cache.
Margaret S
25
February
2021
Hello
Rainae Conarty
25
February
2021
i cannot find the list of names of possible relatives and i signed up for classes and now can't find them
Vassa Neimark
25
February
2021
LOVE TO LEARN MORE
Nancy Oakley
25
February
2021
Hello, I registered awhile ago and got a confirmation, but I don't have any link to getting in. When I go to the website, I'm asked to register.
Roslyn Howden
25
February
2021
Please register me for the event. Many thanks Ros
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Roslyn,

The new RootsTech.org site is now live. Go to the site and sign in. You should be able to start perusing the sessions and building your playlist. It will be probably be worthwhile to view the Website Tutorial in the white button at the top of the screen to receive a site orientation. The Expo Hall is about to open right now. Give it a tour. The Main Stage content will start in a few hours.
Bill Poulson
25
February
2021
Want to register
Paul Nauta
25
February
2021
Bill, The new RootsTech.org site is now live. Go to the site and sign in. You should be able to start perusing the sessions and building your playlist. It will be probably be worthwhile to view the Website Tutorial in the white button at the top of the screen to receive a site orientation. The Expo Hall is about to open right now. Give it a tour. The Main Stage content will start in a few hours.
Deborah Ann Gorman
24
February
2021
I think I already registered for RootsTech but if not please accept this registry.
Paul Nauta
24
February
2021
Deborah,

Go to RootsTech.org now and sign in. The new site is now live. The RootsTech Connect 2021 event will commence this afternoon first with a preview of the Expo Hall (see the menu bar at RootsTech.org). In the mean time, watch the website tutorial available on the home page.
Nancy Nelson
24
February
2021
I see the list of classes but I don't know how to make a play list or how to find the classes.
Paul Nauta
24
February
2021
Nancy, go to RootsTech.org. Sign in. Click on the "Website Tutorial" button to watch a 3 minute overview video. Otherwise, once you've signed in, go to "Guide Me" and "Sessions" click on the " " sign by anything you want to watch. It'll be added to your playlist. Once a selection has been aired, you will be able to watch it at your leisure throughout the year from your My Playlist tab.
Samuel Moellmann
24
February
2021
I have registered for the Rootsteck comference, but I don't know kow to connect
Paul Nauta
24
February
2021
Samuel,
The RootsTech.org website will be updating today to accommodate the amazing new all-virtual, interactive model. It will be video on-demand style, much like Netflix. When it is launched today, you will be able to build your watchlist from the 2,000 video options that you will be able to view at your leisure on-demand for the upcoming year. There are features and experiences that will only be available during the 3-day RootsTech event (like the Expo Hall, Innovators Portal, and Connect Chat).

Learn more and watch tutorial video at this link: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-connect-2021-how-to/
Linda Phelps
24
February
2021
I would like to build a watchlist, but I don't know how. Can you please explain how to do this?
Paul Nauta
24
February
2021
Linda, The RootsTech.org website will be updating today to accommodate the amazing new all-virtual, interactive model. It will be video on-demand style, much like Netflix. When it is launched today, you will be able to build your watchlist from the 2,000 video options that you will be able to view at your leisure on-demand for the upcoming year. There are features and experiences that will only be available during the 3-day RootsTech event (like the Expo Hall, Innovators Portal, and Connect Chat).

Learn more and watch tutorial video at this link: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-connect-2021-how-to/
Daniel Carlos Diaz Reyes
23
February
2021
Desejo participar deste evento, já que todos temos sempre uma história
William
22
February
2021
Is Rootstech Connect going to appear on the Rootstech APP? Like the past events
Paul Nauta
22
February
2021
The RootsTech App will not be used in 2021. RootsTech.org will receive a massive facelift and incredible new, user experience this week to support RootsTech Connect 2021. All of the things users are seeking from the RootsTech app, will be accessible in the new website. And the new website will be mobile friendly. As for building schedules, the new platform will be video on-demand style, much like Netflix. You will build your watchlist from the 2,000 video options that you will be able to watch on-demand for the upcoming year.
John Sherratt
22
February
2021
Where do I find information about the topics speakers will actually present so I can plan properly? Thanks
Paul Nauta
22
February
2021
You can find the list of speakers and sessions on RootsTech.org. As for building a schedule, the new platform of the website will be video on-demand style, much like Netflix. You will build your watchlist from the 2,000 video options that you will be able to watch at your leisure on-demand for the upcoming year. There are features and experiences that will only be available during the RootsTech event (like the Expo Hall, Innovators Portal, and Connect Chat).