08:15 AM

RootsTech/London is a Roaring Success!


I had the pleasure of attending the RootsTech/London conference for the past 3 days. To sum up the conference in one word: “Wow!” 

The London conference was a first-time ever effort for FamilySearch. Hundreds of presentations were made during the RootsTech/London conference about a wide variety of genealogy-related topics by many of today’s leading experts and lecturers. There were also various keynote presentations made during the three days of the conference.

The ExCeL Exhibition Centre is capable of holding two or more large events simultaneously. Indeed that happened this past week. RootsTech/London was the smaller event. I never obtained the headcount, but clearly several thousand genealogists were in the building every day for 3 days. The last two days of the genealogy conference also were the first two days of Comic Con London. If you are not familiar with Comic Con, my first comment is that it is VERY different from a genealogy conference!