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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.

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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
DeAnne Brown
08
September
2020
I'm really excited about participating in this genealogical experience. Many thanks for providing these information-filled days for free.
J Godfrey
07
September
2020
Would love to attend
Carmen Bacigalupi
06
September
2020
Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to participating. I assume more information will be forthcoming as we approach the dates
Loraine
05
September
2020
I have never been able to attend due to a disable husband. I am so excited that this time I will be able to take part.
Karen Ripple Hill
03
September
2020
I've been doing family research for 55 years and I'm looking forward to some help with my brick walls.
Sarah mclean
03
September
2020
A world of family experiences ! I love it
Greta
02
September
2020
What if you can only attend one of the days? Or attend just a few hours one day and not the other days?
Paul Nauta
02
September
2020
Greta,

No problem. Enjoy what content you will be able consume live, as well as from the on-demand archive that will be available during and following the conference.
Audrey Mabe
02
September
2020
A better 2021 for all of us!!!
Robert Brinsfield
02
September
2020
Thank you for letting us register early.
G. Boyd
02
September
2020
Thank you.
DeTeasa Gathers
02
September
2020
This ONE is looking forward to this conference! How exciting.
Heather Richards
02
September
2020
love doing Family history work and adding to be linked all together someday.Thank you so much for this free opportunity.