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A Must New Years Resolution for Everyone: Register for RootsTech 2022 – Virtual & Free!

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It’s not too late to add one more resolution to your New Year’s 2022 list or to make it your only resolution for this year.

RootsTech 2022 is once again going to be completely virtual and FREE to all worldwide, live from 3-5 March 2022

AND online registration is now open!

Registering is a bit different this year. It is still necessary to have a free FamilySearch account.

First, go to RootsTech. There is an introductory video clip, less than a minute long that you can choose to watch. It’s not necessary to register.

Next, scroll down just below the video:

The registration form is on the right side of the screen. Fill it out and you’ll see a message saying that confirmation will be emailed within a couple of days.

That’s all there is to it!

What will attendees get out of RootsTech 2022?

1. Connections with old & new family members and friends.
2. Development of deeper understanding of your heritage and culture.
3. Acquisition of knowledge abput new methodologies and resources to extend your family history knowledge from a worldwide lineup of top notch speakers.

RootsTech 2022 is just two short months away.

Don’t miss out! Register now!

If you’ve never attended RootsTech before, did you know that last year’s virtual sessions can still be viewed?

Just sign in to your FamilySearch account and you’ll be able to view all the recorded RootsTech 2021 sessions. If you attended last year, and haven’t finished viewing your playlist, now is the time to finish up.

RootsTech 2021 was a fun learning experience in spite of the pandemic forcing the cancellation of the in-person event in Salt Lake city.

The team did a great job setting up the online conference to allow lots of interaction between attendees, speakers and participants and Expo Hall vendors.

RootsTech 2022 promises to be even better.
I hope to “see” you there!


Big News! RootsTech 2022 Announced!

DISCLAIMER: I am a RootsTech 2021 ambassador and have received material perks in the past.

I just received this press release from FamilySearch. I don’t normally publish much about press news, but this is big news about RootsTech 2002:

RootsTech Connect 2022 Aims to Repeat Success

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch today announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech, and spectacular proof of humanity’s interest globally in discovering our roots and connecting to each other. Building on its success, RootsTech Connect 2022 will remain completely virtual and free. Registration will open in September 2021.

“We were humbled with the response to an all-virtual RootsTech, and so grateful to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees who participated,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO. “We heard from thousands of people from all over the globe that the 2021 online experience allowed them to participate for the first time and enjoy the power of learning and connecting virtually. And it created an expansive online archive for learning that is now available for free all year long. It’s an incredible resource, and we are excited about what we’re planning for 2022.”

RootsTech Events Online and In-person

The in-person events anticipated for London this fall and Salt Lake City in 2022 will not take place. For future events (2023 and beyond), RootsTech plans on offering a hybrid online and in-person model with content that is expanded and accessed throughout the year. Rockwood said the in-person events are part of the RootsTech experience and will be reevaluated each year as RootsTech continues to seek the best opportunities to expand connections with audiences worldwide.

“After RootsTech Connect 2021, we realized that we could bring the joy of family history to millions of people, no matter where they are, through an online, virtual RootsTech experience. As we continue to chart new territory with RootsTech, we plan to make the virtual event a regular part of the experience and look forward to all the new opportunities that will open to people everywhere,” said Rockwood.

Continuing with the virtual model for RootsTech Connect 2022 will allow people across the globe to participate for free. Classes will have a mix of on-demand, livestream, and interactive sessions where people can socialize, ask questions, and learn from experts and enthusiasts. There will be engaging demonstrations and experiences for all ages and multicultural celebrations that will connect attendees to their family story and to each other.

As anticipation builds for RootsTech 2022, many are still taking advantage of all that RootsTech 2021 has to offer. With over 1,500 free, on-demand sessions available at RootsTech.org, the website offers a tremendous amount of family history learning and inspiration.

Registration for RootsTech 2022 will open in September 2021. Visit RootsTech, and click on Subscribe for Updates to receive the RootsTech newsletter and to follow RootsTech on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Find and share this announcement online in the FamilySearch Newsroom.


RootsTech Announces a Virtual Event in 2022 (Video)

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global family history conference celebrating families across generations and cultures, and inspiring people of all ages to discover and share their memories and connections. The online event is the largest of its kind. Between the annual event and the expanding online video archives, RootsTech attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors globally, and is a great, free, source for learning. RootsTech Connect 2022 will be free and entirely online.