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RootsTech 2023 Facebook and YouTube Live Series

From my inbox comes the latest news about RootsTech 2023. This year’s conference will be unique as it is the first-ever hybrid RootsTech. Registration is now open so be sure to sign up. Virtual attendance is free, while the in-person event has a very reasonable registration fee of $98.00.

RootsTech 2023 Facebook and YouTube Live Series

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch is excited to announce a series of Facebook and YouTube live events leading up to RootsTech 2023—the world’s largest genealogy conference (March 2–4, 2023), where millions of people around the globe will join online and in-person to celebrate their roots. Viewers will get insider insights and can ask questions live to the RootsTech Team.

RootsTech fans are always eager to stay in-the-know. To prepare for RootsTech 2023, the RootsTech team will be hosting a series of monthly interactive Facebook and YouTube live events to provide viewers an inside peek at the latest new and exciting developments planned.

RootsTech 2023 attendees will be able to experience the conference virtually online or in-person.

“At RootsTech 2023, we will be creating ways to bring all audiences in to see what’s happening in Salt Lake City, Utah, but also enabling those participating in-person in Salt Lake City to see what’s happening virtually around the world,” says Jen Allen, Director of Events at Family Search, during the September 2022 Facebook and YouTube live event.

RootsTech 2023 Facebook and YouTube Live Events Schedule

Speakers and Classes (November 18, 2022). Discover exciting highlights of some of the 200 new classes to be offered in 2023.

Main Stage Highlights (January 17, 2023). Be the first to know center stage keynote and entertainment plans!

Sponsor Updates (February 7, 2023). Learn about the 2023 platinum sponsors and what new features and experiences they will be offering.

If you cannot attend any of these live events, each will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at RootsTech Facebook and YouTube.

How to Join the Live Events

On the date of the live event, join on your preferred social channel below:

RootsTech Facebook

FamilySearch YouTube

Haven’t registered for RootsTech 2023 yet? Do so now at rootstech.org. The virtual event is free. The in-person event is $98 US.

RootsTech 2023 Registration Is Open – Hybrid Event

This news release just came out today!

RootsTech Is Back! Registration Now Open for World’s Largest Family History Event
The Global Online Conference Adds an In-Person Experience March 2-4, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—RootsTech, the world’s largest family history gathering, is back March 2–4, 2023, with an in-person event in Salt Lake City, Utah, to complement its massive online conference. Millions of virtual and in-person attendees will gather for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and the opportunity to connect to their family—past, present, and future. Registration is now open for the 2023 event. The online event is free. The 3-day, in-person experience is $98. Register now at RootsTech.org.

What Is RootsTech?

Jen Allen, director of events at FamilySearch, said “RootsTech really is about uniting and connecting. We help you connect with your family first and foremost, but also to connect with stories and discovery experiences through your family history. On a grander scale, we connect like-minded people who want to gather and learn similar things. We also connect you with new knowledge, learning, innovation, and services that will help you make new connections to your family history.”

Already the world’s largest in-person family history conference, the global pandemic forced RootsTech to reinvent itself as a totally virtual experience in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and an online learning source year-round. Unprecedented growth followed, and today, millions of online attendees eagerly anticipate the next installment of this virtual worldwide gathering. The 2023 return of the in-person option will fuel the excitement even more.

“Imagine creating content for the world!” said Jonathan Wing, creative manager for RootsTech. “The incredible blessing and miracle of the RootsTech virtual experiences is that we were able to confirm that there are so many more people worldwide who are interested in learning more about their family history, stories, and connecting. It has enabled us to widen our reach, and our RootsTech family has gotten so much bigger.”

The RootsTech 2023 Theme

The theme for RootsTech 2023 is “Uniting.” RootsTech is all about bringing people, stories, memories, technology, innovation, communities, and ultimately—families—together.

“Families are the foundation of society,” said FamilySearch CEO Steve Rockwood. “Connecting and uniting families across generations strengthens individuals and nations alike. We are amazed and gratified to see the role RootsTech has been able to play in helping literally millions of individuals connect with their family, past, present, and future.”

What to Expect at RootsTech 2023

RootsTech 2023 marks the 13th year of this global gathering. In 2022, over 3 million people participated online. Since the beginning, innovation has been a guiding principle for RootsTech. Each year, the event organizers adapt the content to appeal to people worldwide and to stay current. The 2023 event will be no different—except it is bringing the best of the virtual and in-person experiences and morphing them together

“I think it would be really easy for people to assume we are having 2 separate events happening at the same time,” said Wing. “But we will be connecting what’s happening virtually with what’s occurring in-person. We’re creating ways for virtual attendees to participate with some of the in-person activities.”

There will be inspiring keynotes, fun entertainment, and more than 200 new classes. The vibrant Expo Hall will also return with over 200 exhibitors, helpful product demonstrations, and interactions with research specialists.

In-Person RootsTech Registration Will Fill Quickly

Registration for the online event is free. It will enable you to create personal playlists, interact, and receive updates. For the in-person conference, registration is $98 for a pass that includes all classes and keynote addresses for the entire 3-day event. Access to the Expo Hall is free to all.

For more information, visit and register at RootsTech.org.

Just Announced! RootsTech 2023 Hybrid Event – Online & In-Person

I just received this news release from FamilySearch:

It’s Back! RootsTech 2023 Will Include Online and In-Person Event

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—RootsTech, the world’s largest family history gathering is back in 2023 with an in-person event in Salt Lake City to complement its massive online conference. Mark your calendars for March 2–4, 2023, to join millions of virtual and in-person attendees for inspiring keynote addresses, instructive classes, innovative technologies, and most of all, the ability to connect people to their family—past, present, and future.

FamilySearch is thrilled to continue the legacy of hosting RootsTech in the effort of uniting families. The 2023 event marks the 13th year of this global gathering. In 2022, over 3 million people participated online. Since the beginning, innovation has been a guiding principle for RootsTech. Each year, the event organizers adapt the content to appeal to people worldwide and to stay current. The 2023 event will be no different.

“We feel compelled to keep learning and evolving,” said Jen Allen, RootsTech event director. “We are constantly seeking new ideas to help expand reach outside the industry and create engaging and educational experiences for RootsTech attendees.”

The 2023 event will welcome speakers from all over the world covering a host of genealogy-related subjects. There are many announcements yet to come about RootsTech 2023, but Allen said the virtual experience will remain free and open to everyone all over the world. The in-person event will have a cost (to be determined) associated with registration and will feature exclusive classes with enhanced features like live Q&As or in-depth workshops and case studies. In addition, the in-person event will have unique connection experiences and of course, the energetic expo hall, which is a favorite of past RootsTech attendees.

Allen said that participants will enjoy invaluable experiences discovering family connections, regardless if they attend virtually or in-person. “We are excited to continue to serve the millions of people who attend virtually each year and look forward to welcoming those who will attend in-person in Salt Lake City.”

Mark your calendars for 2-4 March 2023!