RootsTech 2015, a global family history conference and the largest of its kind in the world, is currently being held at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City.
With a passionate purpose to help the world understand that “family history is more than genealogy,” RootsTech can be enjoyed by those in Utah as well as those across the United States and beyond. As part of our coverage, our team at LDS Daily has compiled some easy tips to help you get the most out of this powerful and important conference.
- Utilize social media to get up-to-date information about the classes and speeches going on throughout RootsTech. You can follow LDS Daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to see our coverage. You can also utilize the official hashtag, #rootstech, to see what everyone is saying, from media outlets to families visiting the conference.
- Watch spectacular sessions live online on the RootsTech.org homepage. You can find a full streaming schedule live, which includes sessions such as “Bring Your Ancestor Back to the Future” and “The Write Stuff. Leaving a Recorded Legacy: Personal Histories, Journals, Diaries, and Letters.”
- Participate in Family Discovery Day. Family Discovery Day, taking place on February 14, is a day of inspirational messages, instructional classes, interactive activities, and exciting entertainment to help LDS members (ages 8 and up) to discover and connect with their families across generations. While tickets to the main events are currently sold out, there are still ways to participate. At LDS.org and a special family history link, you will be able to view special messages from Elder Neil L. Andersen and Elder Quentin L. Cook. Many of the events will also be streamed live on these links. To learn more about how to participate with your family and stake, go here.
- Begin or continue your family history! Members of the LDS Church are not only able to use FamilySearch.org, but can gain free access to other amazing family history sites, including Ancestry.com. (You can learn more here.) Enjoy the powerful Spirit of RootsTech by doing some family history work. This can include researching, writing in your journal, or recording a story from a relative.
- Visit RootsTech 2015. Nothing beats the live experience! If you’re in Utah and haven’t registered, consider taking time out of your weekend to travel to Salt Lake. You can register at RootsTech.org.
LDS Daily will be reporting live from RootsTech 2015 all day Friday and Saturday. Let us know which sessions and classes you want us to cover! You can comment below or leave us a note on social media on what you want to see us posting about.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.