RootsTech Conference

Thursday, January 29, 2015

14 days till Roots Tech
13 till Innovators Summit
Roots Tech is filling up fast, they are not accepting some forms of registration due to so much interest!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Roots Tech email "Be Entertained"

RootsTech - February 12-14, 2015

Be Entertained at RootsTech 2015!
In addition to classes, activities, and the huge expo hall, RootsTech attendees will also enjoy thrilling entertainment and events of music, comedy, culture, and technology. See below for the full listing of events happening daily.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

RootsTech Opening Social
Sponsored by
RootsTech Expo Hall After more than 100 million YouTube views, musical sensation Alex Boyé is performing just for you. This evening event promises to be thrilling and energetic as Boyé kicks off RootsTech 2015. He joins up with the stars of his popular “Let It Go” cover and America’s Got Talent quarter-finalist One Voice Children’s Choir. The RootsTech opening social will be held in Hall D at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 13, 2015

RootsTech Innovator Showdown
Sponsored by MyHeritage
RootsTech Expo Hall Be sure to catch the live performance where the top minds in family history compete for your votes and a chance to win $25,000 in prizes. The finalists will unveil cutting-edge technology and their breakthrough creations before a live panel of judges and you. Your vote could determine who goes home with the big prize—guaranteed the most entertaining way to see the future of family history. The RootsTech Innovator Showdown will happen in Hall D at 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate Your Heritage at Cultural Night
Sponsored by Pictureline
RootsTech Expo Hall Come visit the expo hall for an exclusive world party. Sights, sounds, and dancing from around the world will be highlighted as groups of performers showcase the world’s cultures. The expo hall will have extended hours for this entertaining trip around the world. That gives you more time to roam the hall packed with hundreds of interactive booths showing the latest in discovering and connecting your family.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

RootsTech Closing Event
Sponsored by FamilySearch
Welcome to Family Discovery Day! Celebrate with an exciting grand finale you’ll never forget. American Idol finalist David Archuleta and the popular sketch comedy group Studio C from BYUtv team up for comedy and music. This will be a “never before seen” event as Studio C unveils a new sketch and David unveils a new, original song. The closing event will commence at 5:15 p.m. in Hall D.

Innovator Summit

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Sponsored by Ancestry
RootsTech Expo Hall If you want to change the future of family history, or have an idea that can transform how we celebrate and honor our family, then the innovator summit is for you. Developers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the country will come together on Wednesday, February 11, to collaborate and share insight.
It’s a unique one-day chance to help dreams become reality. Nathan Furr, Ph.D., an expert in innovation and entrepreneurship, will keynote the day and will be joined by Eric Shoup, Chief Product Officer of Ancestry. Innovator Summit will also include a full day of classes on Wednesday with additional classes on Thursday and Friday, the Innovator Summit social (sponsored by Ancestry), and a hack-a-thon challenge event at the end of the day.
An innovator summit pass is required to attend. For event information and registration, visit

Thank you to our platinum sponsors.


All credit to Rootstech

Roots Tech email

Welcome to RootsTech 2015!
Thank you for registering for RootsTech 2015. We’re excited to have you join us!
Over the next three weeks, watch for email updates with information about the conference and details to help you prepare for RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world.
Download the RootsTech mobile app  
RootsTech 2015 mobile app is now available for download
Find your favorite classes, create your conference schedule, and plan for each day of the conference with the RootsTech 2015 mobile app. The mobile app also includes maps of the venue and expo hall, and a full listing of conference speakers and exhibitors. Plan your RootsTech experience today by downloading the conference app. Links to download the app are available HERE.
RootsTech Schedule Page 
Another tool to help you plan ahead is the schedule page on Search for classes using either the keyword search box, or narrow your search with the filters on the left side. You can also filter by day, family history level, and technology level.
Onsite Check-in  
Conference check-in will take place at the registration area in the south lobby of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Upon check-in, you will receive your badge, any add-on tickets previously purchased, a conference guide, and other essential conference materials. A photo ID is required. To avoid the long lines, come at your earliest convenience.   
Conference registration will be open during the following times:
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Thursday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Friday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday:7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

For more details about RootsTech 2015, visit

All credit to Roots Tech

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Quote

"Get a notebook...a journal that will last through all time, and maybe the angels may quote from it for eternity."
-President Spencer W. Kimball

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Quote

And there are thousands of them, hundreds of thousands and millions of them in the spirit world who long to receive this gospel and have been waiting hundreds of years for their deliverance. They are waiting for you.
-Elder Melvin J. Ballard

Friday, January 9, 2015

Relative Finder

My dad sent me a link to this website, it is awesome for introducing new genealogist. It shows you how you are related to the prophets of the church. It also shows you what "path" to take on family search. Did I mention how easy it is? You click on the link I will provide and then it will prompt you and eventually take you to family search. You sign in with your family search account and a couple minutes later you have it all charted out. I love it! The website is:

Thomas S Monson is our 11th cousin 6 times removed. I just told my sister about Thomas S Monson and she said: "What does that mean" Me: I don't know how to explain it. But isn't it awesome?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

DNA kit!

For Christmas I got a DNA kit! I just took my DNA and I am going to send the kit back to Ancestry today for testing! It takes a LONG time to capture 1/4 a teaspoon of spit, 6 minutes to be exact. I am super excited and hope the results will be back by Christmas.
 Christmas Morning

 Activating the test
 Getting ready to take it
 All done, ready to send in.

Thursday, January 1, 2015



Roots Tech early bird pricing ends January 23rd so sign up fast!

RootsTech list

Roots Tech is coming up. I prepared a pack list today. RootsTech is always lots of fun and I get to stay at my grandparents house to! My list is very basic. I have 3 sections.

Clothes:(For staying at my grandparents house)
2 Outfits
2 pairs of socks

RootsTech bag:( To carry at Roots Tech)
Family history documents
Folder for handouts

Other:(For when Roots Tech is not in session)
Temple recomend
Family names
Scripture journal
Hair stuff

I am super excited I just signed up today and can't wait.