Free Genealogy Education Online – Courtesy of RootsTech



The RootsTech 2019 videos are up and available for free!  Here is a little breakdown of what you can find.


Note:  If you are interested in the sessions included ONLY in the Virtual Pass, you can still purchase that pass during the next two months and view those sessions for the next year.  Learn more here.



Keynote Sessions:

  • Wednesday Keynote that includes:
    • Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International
    • Elder David A. Bednar, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • Michael B. Moore, President and CEO of the International African American Museum
    • Martin Luther King III
    • Tamsin Todd, CEO of FindMyPast
  • Thursday Keynote that includes:
    • Margo Georgiadis, President & CEO of for some awesome announcements
    • Patricia Heaton

  • Friday Keynote that includes:
    • Dan Debenham, Host of Relative Race
    • Jason Hewlett DNA Reveal
    • Geoff Rasmussen for MyHeritage announcing extension of DNA Quest – they are giving away 5,000 DNA kits to help adoptees and birth families reunite.  Learn more at
    • Saroo Brierly

  • Saturday Keynote that includes:
    • Shirley Wu, Director, Product Science for 23andMe
    • Jake Shimabukuro



Class Sessions:



LDS Sessions:



RootsTech Film Fest Winners:



There is one last video I have to mention, the story of Chloe Longfellow.  This video is a collaboration between Story Corps and UpWorthy.  It is so worth the 2 1/2 minutes.  Give it a watch!




Happy Wednesday!  I am now caught up on my “must share ASAP” list from RootsTech.  But there is still more to share because I had the privilege of interviewing so many people!  I will continue to share some great things in the coming weeks – but now just once a week.  First up?  I can’t wait to share the cool things I learned about the FHL from David Rencher!  Are you excited?  You should be – awesome things are happening with the Library!!  I hope it’s a great genealogy day for you.  xoxo



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