RootsTech 2023 Opens! Let the Fun Begin!

RootsTech 2023 is open and up and running at this very moment.  If you are lucky enough to be in-person in Salt Lake City, make the most of a fun conference and beautiful city to visit. That’s not even including the fabulous FamilySearch Library that visitors need to make time to visit.

On the other hand, if like me, you are a virtual visitor, you need to log in and visit RootsTech right now. Why? There is a huge catalog of on-demand sessions to be viewed at your leisure. However, the LIVE sessions are happening right now. It’s important to understand that NOT all live sessions can be viewed online and NOT all live sessions are being recorded.

First, log in to your FamilySearch RootsTech account. The home page screen will change through the conference, but should look something like this:

Notice the Main Stage option on the right side. This is the calendar of events on the main stage.

Now scroll down this same screen. You’ll see a scrolling set of live sessions with the time they are being presented in MST.

Next, scroll back to the very top of the screen. The navigation bar is in the top right corner. Move from place to place by (1) using the menu (2) clicking on RootsTech 2023 tab for the drop down menu in the image below or (3) choose live sessions to attend. Note Again – not all live sessions are being recorded, so if you see one that interests you, be sure to attend when it is live. The worst that can happen is that you watch it live and then learn that it was recorded. If you skip it thinking you’ll watch the recorded session and then learn it wasn’t recorded, you will have missed out.

One more suggestion – check out the Expo Hall to find some great bargains on offer. Once RootsTech 2023 in-person closes, most of the vendor specials will be gone, too.

Have fun today!

One thought on “RootsTech 2023 Opens! Let the Fun Begin!”

  1. I was able to watch Crista’s What’s New at Ancestry presentation today because it’s relevant to my library work 🙂 I love how she emphasized that we’re keepers and tellers of stories, not just gatherers of names and dates…

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