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RootsTech Innovator Showdown with $100,000 in Prizes!

The following announcement is from RootsTech: FamilySearch International is looking for the next big social and mobile application that will influence not only an industry worth billions, but also generations of families—past, present, and future! Held in conjunction with RootsTech, happening February 3–6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, […]

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RootsTech 2016 Call For Presentations

The following is from RootsTech: The RootsTech planning committee is calling for dynamic presentations for the RootsTech and Innovator Summit 2016 events, that will be held February 3–6, 2016. The purpose of these presentations is to inform, instruct, and inspire attendees to discover, preserve, and share their family history through technology. If you have a […]

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RootsTech 2015 Registered 23,918 Attendees over 3 Days of Events

RootsTech 2015 was an amazing event. For the first time since 1984, I attended a major genealogy event and didn’t feel compelled to stand behind a table in the exhibit hall. I and nearly 24,000 other folks had a great time. Following is the latest about the event from FamilySearch: RootsTech 2015 Breaks Records and […]

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A Sweetheart of a deal… #RootsTech #Genealogy

A Sweetheart of a deal… As I’ve written during the RootsTech conference, I’ve been hanging around the MyHeritage booth absorbing information. MyHeritage has been making exciting technological advances for several years. Their tech is allowing them to share billions of records, documents, and what they have termed Discoveries with subscribers. I’m going to go into […]

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I’m Having Way Too Much Fun at #RootsTech

I’m thinking that I must be sinning in some way or other, because I’m having way too much fun. I just enjoyed a second day at RootsTech, and even attended another general session before spending a day in the exhibit hall. I started the day out at a wonderful breakfast, sponsored by FamilySearch. FamilySearch CEO […]

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StoryWorth Wins the RootsTech 2015 Innovator Showdown

The following news release is from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY (February 13, 2015) – StoryWorth, a San Francisco start up company that offers an email-based storytelling service, today swept the RootsTech Innovator Showdown, winning both first prize and the People’s Choice award, and claiming a purse of $15,000. RootsTech is a global conference hosted by […]

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Leland Attended a #RootsTech Opening Session…

I’ve been attending conferences for over 30 years, and this morning was the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend an opening session. In past years I’ve always been in an exhibit booth getting ready to sell books. This year I came to RootsTech as an attendee, and got to be on the […]

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The Official RootsTech 2015 Live Streaming Schedule Has Now Posted

The “official” RootsTech 2015 Live Streaming Schedule has now been posted. According to the website, “Several sessions at RootsTech including the general keynote sessions on Thursday, and Saturday will be streamed live on the home page of After the conference, recordings of these sessions will be posted on the website for a limited time.” […]

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Live Streaming Sessions Available From RootsTech 2015

I am now in the Salt Lake City area, awaiting a week of conferences, starting Tuesday morning. RootsTech 2015 itself runs from Thursday Through Saturday. There are 20 of the sessions advertised as being available for live streaming from Note that as of this moment, I still don’t see a page and/or links at […]

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Eight Semifinalists Announced for the Annual Innovator Challenge

RootsTech has announced the eight semifinalists in the annual Innovator Challenge. Out of 51 entries, eight were selected by a panel of independent judges to move forward. According to the FamilySearch Blog, they are: Argus Search Google-like full text search in historic and handwritten documents without prior referencing. GenMarketplace Find experts for your specific family […]

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Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015

Former First Lady Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna Bush Hager to headline RootsTech, see the details in this press release:   Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote RootsTech 2015 RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations. RootsTech, the largest family […]

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Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit

The following press release was sent out by FamilySearch:   RootsTech – February 12-14, 2015 Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit Nathan Furr at Innovator Summit One of the world’s leading authors and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be part of the largest family history conference […]

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American Idol Finalist David Archuleta & Studio C to Perform at RootsTech 2015

The following press release is from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, 19 November 2014 — American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world happening February 12–14, 2015. The two talents will be performing at […]

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Alex Boye & Quarter-Finalists from NBC’s America’s Got Talent Joining RootsTech 2015

The following news release is from FamilySearch and RootsTech 2015. This may not have a lot to do with genealogy, but the music is fantastic! Click on the illustration to check it out. Popular musician and YouTube sensation Alex Boye is teaming up with the stars of his popular “Let It Go” YouTube cover, the […]

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A. J. Jacobs to be a Keynote Speaker at RootsTech 2015

The following is from FamilySearch & RootsTech 2014: What do George and Barbara Bush, Daniel Radcliffe, Abraham Lincoln, and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common? They’re all cousins of RootsTech 2015 keynote speaker A.J. Jacobs! We are excited to announce that best-selling author, Esquire magazine editor, and founder of the Global Family Reunion, A.J. Jacobs will […]

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