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Governor Mike Leavitt Speaks at Saturday’s RootsTech Opening Session

This morning, one of the folks for whom I have great admiration spoke at the Family Discovery Day opening session here at RootsTech 2016. Former Governor of Utah Mike Leavitt spent a few minutes telling stories. Posted to the screen were the topics for a number of stories that he’d selected. He let the audience […]

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TapGenes Wins the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2016

The Innovator Showdown at RootsTech 2016 took place this morning. The field had narrowed to just six contestants, but only 3 or 4 could win. I say four, because there were 3 prizes of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd – and a People’s Choice award made by audience members, as well the online audience. It just […]

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Forever Launches PDF Document Functionality

Forever, Inc, has had a big impact on the exhibit floor at RootsTech 2016. I became interested in Forever’s memory-keeping solutions at RootsTech a year ago. They made the following announcement today. Forever, Inc. announces that it now supports PDF documents at Forever.com to help families save their memories for generations. (SALT LAKE CITY) February […]

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Check Out the RootsTech 2016 Innovator Summit Finalists!

The big event of the day at the Innovator Summit was the Innovator Showdown Semifinal. Representatives from twelve innovative businesses did 2-minute presentations, with questions asked by the judges for another 2 minutes or so. Fifty small companies applied, these 12 making the cut. Those finalists were: Famicity – they have 150,000 users in France […]

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Four Days of RootsTech Fever – and What’s Up With Meitzler…

I am now nicely settled in an attractive room at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, looking forward to four busy days at RootsTech 2016. I understand the registration tables will open at 7 in morning, and I plan to be in line. I will spend much of tomorrow taking in classes at the Innovator Summit. […]

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RootsTech Innovator Summit – Wednesday, Feb. 3

I will be attending the RootsTech 2016 Innovator Summit on Wednesday. I used the RootsTech 2016 App to make up my schedule of classes I wish to attend just this afternoon. It looks to be a lot of fun! I’ll post about it Wednesday evening. The following is from RootsTech: If you want to change […]

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Expo Hall Vendors List Assistance Available at ConferenceKeeper.org

Tami Osmer Mize compiled a listing of the RootsTech 2016 conference Exhibit Hall venders. The RootsTech 2016 mobile app has a good map of the hall, but it’s difficult to locate the booths. Click here to go to the iPhone RootsTech App. Tami has two lists. One list is sorted by booth number. The other […]

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MyHeritage Adds Audio Recordings For Interviewing Your Relatives

Now this is cool… And just in time for RootsTech 2016! Check out the following note from MyHeritage, and then go read their blog full blogpost about the new feature. We’ve just released a new feature in the MyHeritage mobile app: Audio Recordings. You can now interview your relatives directly from their profile in the […]

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Global RootsTech Conference Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

The following is from RootsTech: SALT LAKE CITY, 29 January 2016 — RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4-6, 2016, announced today that 15 of its popular sessions will be broadcast live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to […]

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Full Lineup of Speakers Announced for RootsTech Family Discovery Day

SALT LAKE CITY, 28 January 2016 — RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today the complete lineup of speakers for its free Family Discovery Day event, which will take place Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This incredible opportunity is specially designed […]

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Ken Krogue, Cofounder of InsideSales.com, to Keynote at the 2016 RootsTech Innovator Summit

The 2016 RootsTech Innovator Summit is looking to be an exciting part of RootsTech this year. If you’re not registered yet, you might want to do so ASAP! The following is from RootsTech: Tech entrepreneur and cofounder of InsideSales.com will be a part of the largest family history and technology conference in the world. Ken […]

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RootsTech 2016: Keynote Speakers David Isay & Michael Leavitt & Musical Guests the Crescent Super Band, featuring Ryan Innes & The Lower Lights

The following is from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch and RootsTech 2016. SALT LAKE CITY, (January 8, 2016) — RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today additional musical guests and keynote speakers who will join its inspiring all-star lineup. Nationally renowned musicians the Crescent Super Band and Ryan Innes will partner for […]

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Register for a FREE 3-Day Full-Registration to RootsTech 2016 & Get a Free American Migration Routes eBook

Would you like a Free “full registration” to RootsTech 2016? If so, follow the instructions below to have your name entered in our drawing. It’s a $249 value. The Conference will be February 3-6, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This contest ends at midnight EDT Sunday December 13, 2015. The winner will be contacted […]

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Newly-Called LDS Apostle and Wife to Open Free Family Discovery Day @ RootsTech 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, (November 23, 2015) — RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund, will lead its lineup for its free Family Discovery Day event, which will take place on Saturday, February 6, […]

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30% Off All Books at the FRPC Bookstore in the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel This Week Only

A Family Roots Publishing Co. book store is set up in the Heritage room on the lobby floor of the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, next to the Family History Library. Hundreds of popular genealogy-related books, software programs, CD-ROMs, and laminate quick-guides are on display. Everything in the Heritage room book store is 30% off throughout […]

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