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Popular RootsTech 2017 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the massive family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 8-11, 2017, announced its free live online streaming schedule for 17 of its popular sessions including Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers, Star Trek's Levar Burton, The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and the Genetic Genealogist, CeCe Moore, Liz Wiseman, and Steve Rockwood.. The live broadcasts online give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sampling of the show's marquee content. Interested viewers will be able to watch the select broadcasts live at  

"RootsTech 2017 offers over 200 sessions for those fortunate to attend in-person," said Chad Schumacher, RootsTech marketing manager. "However, the select sessions we will live stream for free will expand the show's reach significantly, giving many, many more the opportunity to participate remotely online in this world class conference." In 2016, over 150,000 viewers watched the conference sessions streamed live online. Even more are expected in 2017.  

The streamed sessions will include the popular general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations appealing to varied interests. 

RootsTech Streaming Schedule  

(Watch at No registration is required to view the live streams. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). 


Time (MST)

Class Title


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Innovator Summit General Session

Steve Rockwood

Liz Wiseman

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Industry Trends and Outlook

Craig Bott and Guest Panel

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Innovation - Best Practices and Applications

Cydni Tetro

Thursday, February 9, 2017

8:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

RootsTech General Session

Steve RockwoodJonathan and Drew Scott

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Getting Started in Genealogy

Kelli Bergheimer

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

DNA: The Glue that Holds Families Together

Diahan Southard

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

DNA Matching on MyHeritage

Dana Drutman

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available

Lara Diamond

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Family History is Anything but Boring

Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer

Friday, February 10, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

RootsTech General Session

Levar Burton, Kenyatta Berry, Sherri Camp, and Melvin Collier

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals


12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Mother's, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female Lines

Judy Russell

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Censational Census Strategies

Mary Kircher Roddy

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage

Sunny Morton

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records

Jen Baldwin

Saturday, February 11, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

RootsTech General Session

Cece Moore

Buddy Valastro

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Journaling Principles that Work

Steve Reed

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher

Crista Cowan

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Creating Google Alerts for your Genealogy

Katherine R. Wilson

Streaming Help

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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.

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