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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 (70)
Thank you for your message.
Roseanna March
20
January
2021
Will Rootstech.org use the rootstech app this year?
Will we be able to order rootstech teeshirts, sweatshirts, journals? If so, when can we order them?
vicki
17
January
2021
I have not found an OPT IN option to Discover Relatives at Rootstech.
Sharon L Umiker
17
January
2021
How soon will classes be listed? We want to start publicizing more about this event ASAP and folks are asing about topics/classes.
Betty
16
January
2021
I have not had success in finding OPT IN (as described in the post today) for Relatives around me at RootsTech. s it active yet?
Margaret Williams
13
January
2021
I would like to included in any details of this event please.
Sharlene Torres
11
January
2021
When will the schedule be available to plan which classes we wish to participate in? Thanks!!
Susan
11
January
2021
I registered some time ago. Where can I download a schedule so I can plan my days?
Edward Sparks
18
January
2021
I registered some time ago. Where can I download a schedule so I can plan my days?
Jeanette Morris
06
January
2021
Thank You
Julie Farr
04
January
2021
Thank you!
Bertha Topete
02
January
2021
Hola, nada mas para saber si ya estoy registrada.....Gracias
Hash
30
December
2020
I would like to register. Thanks
Patrick Lappin
19
December
2020
I’ve just registered! This is fab that it is a virtual event as makes it so easy for me abs many others to access. Great that it is free too. In sharing this!
Pamela Laudat
16
December
2020

I would like to register with rootstech? and the on line conference? thank you.
Paul Nauta
16
December
2020
Pamela,

Although free, you'll need to register for RootsTech 2021 Connect online at RootsTech.org to view the live and archived content. Thanks for joining us.

Paul
Burk Childers
13
December
2020
I am excited for theo oportunity to Attend Virtually.
Carol Goeser
09
December
2020
Please sign me up for the conference in February 2021. Thank You!
Paul Nauta
16
December
2020
Carol,

Although free, you'll need to register for RootsTech 2021 Connect online at RootsTech.org to view the live and archived content. Thanks for joining us.
Brian Anderson
16
November
2020
Please reister me for the Feb RootsTech.org free onlin classes.
Paul Nauta
16
December
2020
Brian,

Although free, you'll need to register for RootsTech 2021 Connect online at RootsTech.org to view the live and archived content. Thanks for joining us.
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!