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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 (137)
Thank you for your message.
carolyn white
20
March
2021
looking for ancestors named Dolyak and Csabra
Pauline Edgley
14
March
2021
I'm finding lots ABOUT Roots Tech, but finding it very hard to navigate and find the actual sessions.
Dale Gordon Bishop
02
March
2021
i am looking for all my ancestors who came on the Mayflower>
Carolyn
28
February
2021
I'm a member on Ancestry. Rollins, Johnson, Flippin and Boner
Charlotte Williams
28
February
2021
Signed in earlier
Vanda Daugherty
28
February
2021
Father born Everett Riley Daugherty. B 2/1/1910 in Onieda TN
Marsha Markham
27
February
2021
Hello....My husband's great grandfather is our stopping place. His name is Benjamin Francis Markham, b. 9 September 1847 in Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York. I have searched and searched to find his parents but have had no luck. He does not appear on census records or anywhere else until he married Harriett Belle Shipp in Will, IL on 2 March 1871. They had 10 children and resided in Weld County, Colorado where he died 29 January 1896. They lived in Kansas part of their marriage. I've had my husband's DNA done and it looks like a possible connection to Meacham or Meachem. Someone put Seth as his father but I see no indication that is true. I've carefully looked over Seth Markham's records and have come up empty. Any thoughts/help will be so welcome!
dale gordon bishop
08
March
2021
hi, my great aunt married Bard Shipp and had several children. they lived in the Salt Lake City area. my grandmother's name is Ellis Shipp Darnall and married my grandfather Levi W Reynolds. They lived in ogden UT where my mother was born in 1917. My grandfather's oldest half sister, was the second women doctor in UT
Ruth Reason
27
February
2021
researching my Father His name Norman Marcroft HOLGATE ( known as a Bill) dob 09. 03. 1908 dod 11.11.1988 born in Oldham.Lancs. Moved to Lytham St Annes as a child.
My Father was married to Mary (known as Molly) maiden name Clowe 25.05.1935 dob 28.04.1911 who died 21.09.01953
Does anyone recall my parents - do you have a wedding photograph of them please ?
I would be pleased to receive any information .
My Dad had 1 older brother John William HOLGATE. My Mother had no sisters or brothers.
I am Ruth Reason. 2nd child of My Dad & Mum. my 2 sisters now deceased.. I was Mary Ruth Holgate. now just known as Ruth Reason. I look forward to news. Thank you.
BROWN Terry
27
February
2021
où puis je trouver ma grande famille?
Pennyann McBride
26
February
2021
This was a very insightful message for me personally as I am a 2nd generation born in Zimbabwe in 1956, (my grandparents were all from the UK), my husband (who's parents were from N.I.), and I moved our family to South Africa.
I was widowed 5 years ago and 2 years ago I moved to the United Kingdom as I have British citizenship. I left my children and grandchildren behind as I came here to work. I have felt very alone here since my arrival.
I have a half-sister who lives here, whom I had not seen for 30 years as she had moved to the UK at the time I went to South Africa.
I have felt very disconnected and alone. Knowing there is a family out there can make a big difference to a person's mental health.
Thank you for this weekend.
Mark Nielsen
26
February
2021
???
Dan Rapisardi
26
February
2021
what
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