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19 January 2017

5 Tips to Survive RootsTech 2017

RootsTech Survival Tips


The RootsTech Conference held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah is considered the Super Bowl of Genealogy. With 200+ Break Out Sessions, an Expo Hall packed with genealogy and technology companies, and over 20,000 of your fellow family history loving friends, RootsTech is a place to learn new skills and feel inspired to help your ancestors live on in the hearts and minds of their descendants everywhere.

Last year, Andy and I attended the conference because he was selected to present a class entitled "Audacity: The Power of Audio Editing." This year, we're team teaching a lab entitled "Start Writing Your Family History Today!" We love teaching and hope to see you in one of the Friday sessions.

But, RootsTech can be overwhelming! From what we learned last year, there are a few things beyond winter coats and tickets to the event that you'll need to bring with you. Some items are common sense, but I'd rather state the obvious rather than you slapping your forehead because you forgot one of these five essential things for surviving and thriving at this mega conference.




 Check out My 5 Tips for Surviving RootsTech here


Just an FYI: This year the handouts and syllabus for the classes will only be accessible through the App. So, if you previously used the website to download and print off handouts for the classes you want to attend, you must download the App and print from your phone. See the app links below.

Links to the Websites Mentioned in the Video:

Vista Print (for business cards)
RootsTech App in iTunes
RootsTech App in Google Play Store




Further RootsTech Conference Reading:
Family History Fanatics Videos from RootsTech 2017




Further Reading By Others: 
A Survival Guide to RootsTech 2017
2017 Expo Hall Guide 
What to Expect at RootsTech



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