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RootsTech Conference Guide FEBRUARY 26–29, 2020 • SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH


Introduction to RootsTech

For up-to-the-minute information, class descriptions, speaker bios, syllabi, and other important announcements, download the

RootsTech 2020 mobile app. Carrier

Hi friends, Welcome to the 10th edition of RootsTech. Ten years ago, this conference was simply a test. To see how it’s grown and expanded over the past decade is truly incredible and a testament to each of you. Thank you for your dedication to your families and your history. Over the next several days, we’ll celebrate the great strides made in the industry, and we’ll look forward to the exciting future of family history. This conference guide is meant to help you navigate the event. Here you’ll find a list of all classes and events happening throughout the week. The schedule indicates which classes are being recorded, which ones cost an additional fee, and the specific skill level of each class—something we hope you’ll find useful as you plan your day. You’ll also find space to write down which classes you’d like to attend.

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Welcome to RootsTech 2019! Sent Sunday. Oct 22 3:28 AM

Want RootsTech to last the whole year long? Read the RootsTech blog, and watch past sessions through the app! 1. From the RootsTech app home page, tap Exit to Conference List.

New at RootsTech this year are things such as specialized learning forums, virtual reality experiences, and learning opportunities in the Cyber Café. More details about these activities are listed on page 6.

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Conference Schedule

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Attendees

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Downloads

What’s On Now

Notes

Show Pulse

Be sure to also plan some time to explore the expo hall—in our opinion, it’s the heartbeat of the conference and the best place to go to connect with friends, discover new technologies, and get one-on-one help. We hope you’ll use this conference to make discoveries and feel a sense of connection—to your heritage and to those around you. You belong and your story matters. Thank you for joining us at RootsTech 2020!

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About RootsTech 2019

The RootsTech Team

About This App

2. To read the latest updates from the conference, from the bottom navigation bar, select Blog. 3. To watch your favorite RootsTech sessions, from the bottom navigation bar, select Watch.

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Week at a Glance WED NE S DAY

Check-In

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Expo Hall

TH U RSDAY

Check-In

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Expo Hall

FRIDAY

Check-In

S ATURDAY

Check-In

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Expo Hall

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Expo Hall

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Keynote at 4:30 p.m.

Keynote at 11:00 a.m.

Keynote at 11:00 a.m.

Keynote at 11:00 a.m.

Steve Rockwood

Leigh Anne Tuohy

David Kennerly

Emmitt Smith

Pulitzer-prize–winning photographer

Hall of Fame running back

CEO, FamilySearch International

Expo Hall Preview Night 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Adoption advocate

Brought to you by Pictureline and Canon

Evening Event

featuring Ryan Hamilton Main Stage at 8:00 p.m.

Save the Date for RootsTech 2021 February 3–6 | Salt Lake City


Conference Information

Conference Information

Specialized Forums—NEW!

Family History Library Classes Available

Two new learning opportunities are being piloted this year. These meetings will cover specialized topics with a variety of learning sessions, keynote-type presentations, and case studies. A full description of each forum can be found in the conference schedule.

Classes are now being offered at the Family History Library during RootsTech. Check the schedule pages for information on these classes. Seating is limited.

• Wednesday | Access and Preservation Forum | 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. • Thursday | Innovation and Tech Forum | 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Virtual Reality—NEW! Explore the lands of your ancestors through an all-new immersive virtual reality experience in the Expo Hall. Cyber Café Exclusive Workshops—NEW! Enjoy pre-recorded classes available to view on demand at the Cyber Cafe brought to you by the Family History Library. Grab some headphones, break open your notebook, and enjoy personalized classes on topics such as researching historical records, German records, and how to preserve your stories. Limited seating. No sign–up required.

Family History Library Hours Wednesday, February 26: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday, February 27: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 28: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 29: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lost and Found Have you lost any personal items? Lost and found items can be found at the Info Desk near the coat check.

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Build a Schedule

Build a Schedule

BUILD YOUR ROOTSTECH CONFERENCE SCHEDULE Take some time to look over the classes, and plan out which you would like to attend. We hope you can get into all of your first-choice classes, but it’s a good idea to have some backups.

Friday, February 28 8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. Power Hour

An updated list of sessions and descriptions can be found in the mobile app.

9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

1st Choice

Wednesday, February 26 8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. Power Hour

9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

2nd Choice

Friday General Session

1st Choice 3rd Choice 2nd Choice

General Keynote Session

RootsTech Evening Event— Main Stage, Friday, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

3rd Choice

Saturday, February 29 8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.

Expo Hall Preview—Expo Hall, 5:30–8:00 p.m. *Please note that the Expo Hall is not open on Wednesday until 5:30 p.m.

Power Hour

Power Hour

9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

1st Choice

2nd Choice

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

1st Choice

Thursday, February 27 8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

2nd Choice

Saturday General Session

3rd Choice

Thursday General Session

Family Discovery Day—General session, 9:30 a.m. *Please note that the Expo Hall closes at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

3rd Choice

PRO TIP: Don’t forget to plan time to visit the expo hall, eat, and rest as needed!

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule Sponsored By:

Refer to guide below to determine appropriate class level. Level 1

Level 2

BEGINNER New to family history or genealogy. Need help learning how to research or start a family tree, understanding DNA, or starting from nothing. Have a curiosity and willingness to learn.

INTERMEDIATE Involved in research, DNA, and evaluating family history or genealogy. Starting to learn about regional research, expanding on DNA and evaluating data.

Extra fee to attend

RootsTech Sponsor

Session Name

Level 3

ADVANCED Actively engaged in specific regional research, DNA, and evaluating family history or genealogy. Considering becoming a professional, or currently a professional in the field.

Recorded session

Recorded for Virtual Pass

W E D N E S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 6 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

8:00 a.m. Photos Capture the Story

Jens Nielsen

Ruby

What’s New on FamilySearch

1

Bryan Austad, Ron Tanner

155

Resources for Tracing Mayflower Ancestors

1

Lindsay Fulton, Donald LeClair, Ginevra Morse

Emerald

3

Diana Elder, Jenny Hansen, Lisa Stokes

Onyx

Records From Around the World at Ancestry

1

Lisa Cook, Sophie Hirt, Echo Odunze

Ballroom B

Big Data of the Past—The Fundament for Building a Family Tree of Mankind!

3

Thomas Aigner

250

Discover Your Family with Interviews and Sources

1

Mat Trotter, Rachel Trotter

150

Creating and Using Facebook Groups for Genealogy

1

Michelle Franzoni Thorley, Camille Mecham, Taralyn Parker

151

Access and Preservation Forum

2

Susan Kaufman, Allan John Owens, Judy G Russell, Nicole Watier

Ballroom J

Mapping Your World Using Google My Maps

1

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew

258-LAB

Create a Surname Table for Organization, Research, and DNA Discoveries

2

Devon Noel Lee

259-LAB

Accreditation—What, Why, and How

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1

Level

Speaker

Room

9:30 a.m. What’s New at Ancestry

1

Crista Cowan

Ruby

All About the FamilySearch Family Tree

1

Ron Tanner

155

Challenges of Jewish Research: Names, Dates, Places

1

Janette Silverman

Emerald

What Do You Mean the Vital Record is Wrong?

1

Shannon Combs-Bennett

Onyx

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Ancestry’s ThruLines

1

Julie Stoddard

Ballroom A

Quickly Finding Common Ancestors through DNA

2

Robert Warthen

Ballroom B

Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Stories Using Google

2

Lisa Louise Cooke

250

Get Started | Overview of FamilySearch.org

1

Bryant Hodson, Jocelyn Morris

150

After the Scan—Online Preservation Your Family Can Find

1

Amberly Beck

151

Creating a Digital Will

2

Janet Hovorka

255 C

25 Simple Research Hacks for Every Genealogist

1

Lisa Alzo

255 F

Finding and Using Obituaries

1

Lisa Stokes

355 C

Introduction to Using Land Records

2

Angela McGhie

355 F

Connecting DNA Dots and Remixing My Story

2

Rosilyn Rayborn

251

Where to Look Online for Your Dutch Ancestors

2

John Boeren

255 A

Chinese Genelaogy Collections and Resources in FamilySearch

1

Yingchin Wakefield

FHL

PRO TIP: FHL classes are located at the Family History Library, located about one block north.

PRO TIP: Sessions are listed in order by seating capacity.

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule

Sponsored By:

W E D N E S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 6 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

11:00 a.m. 1

Michelle Barber

Ruby

Innovations with AncestryDNA—ThruLines and More

3

Kelly Becker

155

Kicking DNA Up a Notch to UnMask Unknown Ancestors

3

Roberta Estes

Emerald

Essential Tools for the Hobbyist Genealogist

1

Olivia Jewell

Onyx

Secrets and Clues in the 1790–1840 U.S. Censuses

2

Amie Tennant

Ballroom A

My Ancestor Was a Farmer—Telling Their Stories

2

Joshua Taylor

Ballroom B

Before You Test—DNA Basics You Need to Know

1

Drew Smith

250

Forget What You Have Been Told and Do Something

1

Andrew Lee

255 C

2

Angela Hallstrom, Ryan Saltzgiver, Lisa Tait

255 F

Getting Started—Sharing and Saving Your Family Story

1

Mike Sandberg

355 C

From Your Family Tree to the Temple— Preparing Family Ordinances

1

Eric Graves

355 F

Researching Your Urban Ancestors

2

Michael Strauss, AG

Ballroom G

You CAN Do Irish Research

1

Emily Alley

Ballroom J

The Standards of Chinese Genealogy

2

Matthew Tyler

255 A

The History of Freemasonry and its Spread Throughout the World

1

Rob Hamilton

255 D

Master Your Family Tree on MyHeritage

1

Daniel Horowitz

258–LAB

What Your Old Objects and Images Might Be Able to Tell You

1

Glen Beckstead

Ruby

Henry Hogsflesh and Mary Pigfatt—Fun Finds Found Through Years of Research

1

Dan Poffenberger

150

War Letters Project

1

Andrew Carroll

151

FamilySearch Sponsored Lunch

1

Stephen Valentine

251

The Family History Library—The Premier Destination for Genealogists

1

Lynn Turner

FHL

12:15 p.m.

12

Level

Speaker

Room

1:30 p.m.

The Story of You on FamilySearch

Seeing Our Sisters in History

Session Name

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

10 Years Later—20 Ways RootsTech Changed Our World

1

Joshua Taylor

Ruby

Scientific Advancements in AncestryDNA

3

Ross Eugene Curtis

155

Finding My Story—Adoption and Family History

3

Amie Tennant

Emerald

Adding Branches to Your Family Tree Using DNA

2

Angie Bush

Onyx

Conflict Resolution and Collaboration on Your Family Tree

2

Jon Morrey

Ballroom A

Put a Face to a Name—Finding Old Family Photos

1

Lisa Lisson

Ballroom B

DNA & Facebook: Finding Your Ancestral Community

1

Michelle Chubenko

250

S.O.S. (Save Our Stuff)—Stories and Heirlooms 2

1

Scott Christensen, Alan Morrell

150

FamilySearch—Helpful Hidden Tools

2

Darris Williams

151

Naturalization—Laws and Records of US Citizenship

2

Rich Venezia

255 C

ScotlandsPeople 101

1

Emily Alley

355 C

Get Started | What DNA Can Do for You

1

Courtney Connolly, Rhett Dabling

355 F

Family History eBooks: Your Blueprint for Success

2

Lisa Alzo

Ballroom G

Finding Relatives in Russian Empire Records for Non-Russian Speakers

2

Lara Diamond

255 A

Native American DNA: Confirming Those Stories

2

Roberta Estes

255 D

What Are the Odds? (WATO)

3

Leah Larkin

258–LAB

Merging Matters—A Comprehensive Lab

2

Lisa Ratzlaff

259–LAB

PRO TIP: If all of the classes you want to attend during a particular session are full, visit our ruby room, located next to the main stage. It has enough seats for over 3,000 people, and you are sure to find a seat.

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule

Sponsored By:

W E D N E S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 6 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

3:00 p.m. Ancestry Search Tips & Tricks

2

Crista Cowan

Ruby

Colonial Censuses in British America

2

Peggy Lauritzen

155

Oral History for Beginners—Interviewing Is Key

1

Rhonda Lauritzen, Rachel Trotter

Emerald

Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors

2

Julie Stoddard

Onyx

NARA Mythbusters—Your Family IS in the Archives

1

Judy G Russell

Ballroom A

3 Cool Cases Solved—How to Identify Your Photos

2

Lisa Louise Cooke

Ballroom B

Behind the GEDmatch Dashboard

1

Robert Bristow

250

Old German Handwriting—Not as Awful as You Think

2

Karynne Moses

150

“A” My Name Is Alice—What’s in a Name

2

Janette Silverman

151

Scottish Research—Starting with the Basics

1

Sylvia Valentine

255 C

United Kingdom Records on FamilySearch.org

1

Whitney Peterson

255 F

A Digital Citizenship Primer for Genealogists

1

Cheri Daniels

355 C

Get Started—Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Family Tree

1

Brian Edwards, Joseph Martel

355 F

Jack and Jill—Can DNA Tell the Story on the Hill?

1

Diahan Southard

Ballroom G

Geo Journaling

1

Matt Misbach

Ballroom J

Gathering Documents to Join a Hereditary Society Commemorating Enslaved Ancestors in the United States

2

Evelyn McDowell

255 A

Create a Shareable Explanatory Transcription

2

Jill Romney Woodbury

355 A

Search Angel Secrets

2

Mckell Keeney

255 D

Store and Share Your Story on Google Drive

2

Lianne Kruger

1

Steve Rockwood

Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

BEGINNER New to family history or genealogy. Needs help learning how to research or start a family tree, understand DNA, or start from nothing. Have a curiosity and willingness to learn.

INTERMEDIATE Involved in DNA and other research, and in evaluating family history or genealogy. Starting to learn about regional research, expanding on DNA, and evaluating data.

Extra fee to attend

RootsTech Sponsor

ADVANCED Actively engaged in specific regional research, DNA research, and evaluating family history or genealogy. Currently a professional in the field, or is considering becoming one.

Recorded session

Recorded for Virtual Pass

T H U R S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 7 , 2 0 1 9 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

8:00 a.m. AncestryDNA—Where Do I Start?

1

Crista Cowan, Michelle Ercanbrack, Jennifer Utley

155

Unlocking the Power of the FamilySearch Wiki

1

Danielle Batson, Jenny Hansen, Jeff Svare

Emerald

Report for Duty—Find Stories of Veteran Ancestors

1

Lindsay Fulton, David Lambert, Melanie McComb

Onyx

Picture This—Use Photos and Graphics in Your Story

2

Valerie Elkins, Rhonda Lauritzen, Rachel Trotter

Ballroom A

259–LAB

Engaging the Family in Telling Your Family Story

1

Nicole Dyer, Jana Greenhalgh, Olivia Jewell

Ballroom B

Main Stage

Quickly and Easily Write about an Ancestor Now!

2

Devon Noel Lee

258–LAB

Story Projects to Add Life to Your Family Tree

2

Brenda Hudson

259–LAB

2

Joshua Taylor, Clark Gilbert

Ruby

4:30 p.m. General Session: 10-Year Celebration

Refer to guide below to determine appropriate class level.

8:30 a.m. Innovation and Tech Forum

14

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule Sponsored By:

T H U R S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 7 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

9:30 a.m.

Level

Speaker

Room

12:15 p.m.

Hidden Treasures on Ancestry

2

Juliana Szucs

155

Ancestry Sponsored Lunch

1

Special Guest

251

The Leeds Method—Grouping DNA Matches to Identify Shared Ancestors

1

Dana Leeds

Emerald

My Friend, My Lineal Descendants, and My Soulmate—Learning about a Life in a Will

2

Susan Kaufman

Expo Room

German Research for the Everyday American

1

Karynne Moses

Onyx

Mama Mia! Italian Research Basics

1

Brandon Baird

FHL

All about the FamilySearch Family Tree

1

Ron Tanner

Ballroom A

1:30 p.m.

Tips for Family History Consultants

1

Tamra Stansfield

Ballroom B

2

Blaine Bettinger

Ruby

Dower and Dowry—Women, Property, and Legal Records

DNA, Genealogy, and Law Enforcement— All the Facts

2

Judy G Russell

250

Introduction to What Are the Odds? (WATO)

3

Leah Larkin

150

FamilySearch Town Hall

1

Steve Rockwood and the FamilySearch Directors

155

Do Something with that Box!

1

Stacy Julian

151

1

Lisa Louise Cooke

Emerald

Getting the Most Out of the NEW Family Tree Maker

The 2020 Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology

2

Robert Wilson

255 C

Finding Your England Ancestors Online

2

Jana Greenhalgh

Onyx

“Novelize” Your Family History Story

1

Alison Taylor

255 F

FamilySearch—Finding your German Ancestors

1

Trish Melander

Ballroom A

Who’s Who? Finding the Right New England Families

1

Rhonda McClure

355 C

BYUtv’s Relative Race

1

Dan Debenham

Ballroom B

Finding Success with Pre-1850 U.S. Research

2

Julie Stoddard

355 F

Telling Your Family’s Story in Bite-Size Pieces

2

Amy Johnson Crow

250

The Science of Family History

2

Devin Ashby

150

Get Started | A Beginner’s Introduction to Records

1

Devin Ashby, Briana Taylor

Ballroom J

Track Your Family with a Timeline

2

Diana Elder

151

Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education

1

Thomas MacEntee

251

Making the Most of Your DNA matches

1

Katie Welka

255 C

The Psychology of Searching

2

Penny Walters

254

Tracing Female Ancestors—Research Strategies

2

Heather Murphy

255 F

Getting to Know ArkivDigital for Swedish Research!

1

Kathy Meade

255 A

Get Started | Catch a Clue—How to Review Genealogy Record

1

Dan Poffenberger, Amanda Terry

355 C

Jewish Genealogy—How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available

2

Lara Diamond

355 A

The Joseph Smith Papers for Family Historians

2

Ben Godfrey, Nathan Waite

355 F

Family History and Genealogy in the Classroom

1

Drew Smith

Ballroom G

1

Angela Boyes

255 D

Front-Page News—Finding Archived Newspapers Ellis Island—Myths and Truths

1

Kathleen Tarullo

Ballroom J

IN LOVE AND WAR—Extraordinary Love Letters Written from Every Conflict in U.S. History

1

Andrew Carroll

254

Tropy for Genealogy Research

1

Shannon Combs-Bennett

255 A

The Masonic Lodge Structure and What’s in the Mason Case

2

Rob Hamilton

355 A

Discovering Your Family History in Newspapers.com

2

Anne Mitchell

Expo Room

Tell Your Story—Be Modern, Creative, and Unique

1

Olivia Jewell

258–LAB

GEDmatch for Beginners

2

Andrew Lee

259–LAB

Reclaiming Our African Roots (R.O.A.R.) Explained

1

Thom Reed

355 D

Using Archion to Find Protestant German Ancestors

3

Baerbel Johnson

FHL

11:00 a.m. General Session

16

Session Name

1

Leigh Anne Tuohy

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

Main Stage

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule Sponsored By:

T H U R S DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 7 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

Level

Speaker

Room

4:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Ancestry Town Hall

Session Name

1

Ancestry Executives

Ruby

British and Irish Research—The Differences

1

Brian Donovan

Ruby

2

Jim Greene

155

Beginning Scandinavian Research

2

Jenny Hansen

155

Solving Problems on Your Shared Family Tree

German Vital Records—Finding the Clues You Need

1

Katherine Schober

Emerald

A 5 Company Comparison of DNA Ethnicity Results

1

Diahan Southard

Emerald

Tackling Difficult Chapters of Our Family History

2

Cheri Daniels

Onyx

Gathering the Life Stories of Living Generations

1

Onyx

Great Migration Immigrants to New England 1620–1640

Deborah Abbott, Sunny Morton, Jay Newton Small

2

David Lambert

Ballroom A

2

Blaine Bettinger

Ballroom A

FamilySearch App for Beginners

1

Ryon Bazzle, Wendy Smedley

Attacking 18th and 19th-Century Mysteries with DNA

Ballroom B

Find Your Family in Church History

1

Keith Erekson

Ballroom B

Burned County Records—There’s Still Hope!

2

Julie Stoddard

250

Tracing Your Victorian British Ancestors

2

Myko Clelland

250

Planting a Family Tree Online at MyHeritage.com

You CAN Do Irish Research

1

Emily Alley

150

1

Daniel Horowitz

150

Find Your Italian-American Roots

2

Rich Venezia

151

Using Social History to Fill In Genealogical Gaps

1

Lisa Lisson

Reconstructing Grandma’s Genome

3

Amy Williams

255 C

Filling In the Family Stories—Social History

1

Susan Kaufman

255 F

Correlating Genetic Evidence with Your Family Tree

2

Angie Bush, Joshua Taylor

255 C

Google Forms for Genealogists

1

Thomas MacEntee

355 C

Scottish Research—More Unusual Resources

1

Sylvia Valentine

255 F

Photo Metadata 101—A Beginner’s Guide

1

Nancy Desmond

Ballroom G

A U.S. Army Veteran Finds His Veteran Great-Great Grandfathers

2

Janet Hovorka

Ballroom J

2

Glen Meakem

355 C

Escaping Presentism in Your Genealogy Research

Get Started | Hide-and-Seek—Finding Historical Records

Sephardic Jewish Research and Resources

2

251

1

John Huff, Mindy Jacox

355 F

Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Helping Our Children Prepare for Joyful Temple Experiences

1

Miyamoto Jensen

254

1

Merrill White

Ballroom J

Polynesian Family History and Genealogy— A Beginner’s Guide

Big Data of the Past—The Fundament for Building a Family Tree of Mankind!

3

Thomas Aigner

Ballroom G

Genealogy in Your Ears—Podcasters Talk Podcasting

1

Lisa Louise Cooke, Amy Johnson Crow, Scott Fisher, David Lambert, Drew Smith

255 A

Do You Descend from the First Africans of 1619?

3

Kathryn Knight

251

Lest We Forget—Canadian First World War Records

1

Nicole Watier

255 D

Internet Resources for Northern New Spain

2

Debbie Gurtler

254

Why the UK 1939 Register Is Invaluable

2

Penny Walters

355 F

Za chlebem: Polish Emigration

1

Daniel Jones

255 A

The Leeds Method of Creating DNA Clusters

1

Dana Leeds

258–LAB

2

Crista Cowan, Lisa Elzey

259–LAB

2

Savannah Larson

FHL

151

Basic Training: U.S. Military Records

2

Lisa Ratzlaff

355 A

The Strengthening Power of Family Stories for Kids & Grandkids

Using AncestryDNA to Make Family History Discoveries

1

Juliette Larkin Eames

Expo Room

Time Saving Strategies for Nordic Research

6:00 p.m. MyHeritage Movie—The Missing Piece

18

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

255 A

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RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule Sponsored By:

Refer to guide below to determine appropriate class level. Level 1

Level 2

BEGINNER New to family history or genealogy. Needs help learning how to research or start a family tree, understand DNA, or start from nothing. Have a curiosity and willingness to learn.

INTERMEDIATE Involved in DNA and other research, and in evaluating family history or genealogy. Starting to learn about regional research, expanding on DNA, and evaluating data.

Extra fee to attend

RootsTech Sponsor

Level 3

Session Name

ADVANCED Actively engaged in specific regional research, DNA research, and evaluating family history or genealogy. Currently a professional in the field, or is considering becoming one.

Recorded session

Recorded for Virtual Pass

F R I DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 8 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

2

Echo Odunze, Nick Stoddard, Miranda Whitlock Milligan

Ruby

2

Blaine Bettinger, Angie Bush, Jonny Perl, Diahan Southard

155

8:00 a.m. Getting the Most from Historical Records on Ancestry ®

DNA—Ask the Experts Panel

FamilySearch Record Innovations

1

John Alexander, Ty Davies

Emerald

Discover Your Family with Interviews and Sources

1

Mat Trotter, Rachel Trotter

Onyx

MyHeritage—New Collections, Finding Relatives, and DNA Discoveries

2

Daniel Horowitz, Mike Mansfield, Ran Snir

Ballroom A

1

Lindsay Fulton, Donald LeClair, Ginevra Morse

Ballroom B

Creating and Using Facebook Groups for Genealogy

1

Michelle Franzoni Thorley, Camille Mecham, Taralyn Parker

150

Photos Capture the Story

1

Jens Nielsen

Ballroom G

Accreditation—What, Why, and How

3

Diana Elder, Jenny Hansen, Lisa Stokes

Ballroom J

Mapping Your World Using Google My Maps

1

Jamie Lee McManus Mayhew

258–LAB

Story Projects to Add Life to Your Family Tree

2

Brenda Hudson

259–LAB

Resources for Tracing Mayflower Ancestors

20

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

Level

Speaker

Room

9:30 a.m. 2019—Year of the Copyright

2

Judy G Russell

Ruby

FamilySearch—Helpful Hidden Tools

2

Darris Williams

155

Super Tools—Research Plans and Logs

1

Heather Murphy

Emerald

Any French Ancestors? Research Them Yourself!

2

Muriele Gadaut, Jerome Malhache

Onyx

Get Started | Overview Of FamilySearch.org

1

Bryant Hodson, Jocelyn Morris

Ballroom A

Discovering English Parish Chest Records

2

Kelsee Walker

Ballroom B

Making the Most of Find A Grave

2

Peter Drinkwater

250

A Deep Dive into Locality Research

3

Mindy Taylor

150

Military Pensions—Always a Treasure

2

Rick Sayre

151

FamilySearch and Family Tree Maker— The Road Ahead

1

Robert Wilson

255 C

Reconstructing Grandma’s Genome

3

Amy Williams

255 F

Life Stories—The Coach and the Curator

2

Joanne Milner, Steven Olsen

Ballroom G

Shredding the Joy—When De-Cluttering Goes Too Far

1

Maureen Taylor

Ballroom J

Beginning Danish Genealogy

1

Julie Merrill

251

Discovering the Records of the Enslaved

2

Sharon Batiste Gillins, Cheri Hudson Passey

254

Immigration to the Canadian West

1

Nicole Watier

255 A

“I Give and Bequeath”—English Probate Records

2

Kori Robbins

FHL

David Kennerly

Main Stage

11:00 a.m. General Session

1

12:15 p.m. MyHeritage Sponsored Lunch—FRI

1

Gilad Japhet

251

400 Years of Mayflower History—A FourNation Commemoration

1

Donald LeClair, Ginevra Morse

Expo Room

Descendancy Research—Finding the Past in the Present

2

Tim Bingaman

FHL

21


RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule Sponsored By:

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Level

Speaker

Room

1:00 p.m. Light Keepers

Level

Speaker

Room

3:00 p.m. 355

1

1:30 p.m.

Family History Roundtable Chat

Session Name

1

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, Elder Shayne M. Bowen, Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Elder Chi Hong Wong

Ruby

Geography of the British Isles—A Crash Course!

1

Myko Clelland

Ruby

Correcting Misconceptions—When to Correct Information on Your Family Tree

2

Debbie Gurtler

155

Preserving the Fabric of Our Families

1

Jennifer Hadley

Emerald

Y-DNA Basics for Genealogy and Parentage

1

Gale French

Onyx

The Basics of Southern United States Research

1

Tracy Zappala

Ballroom A

Alice or Alice? An Interactive DNA Case Study

1

Diahan Southard

Ballroom B

Family History Communication and Collaboration on Ancestry

2

Crista Cowan

155

Using the Online Scandinavian Church Records

2

Jenny Hansen

Emerald

Five Simple Steps for Writing the Story of You

1

Devon Noel Lee

250

City Directories and Other New Collections at MyHeritage

1

Mike Mansfield

Onyx

Fold3—Understanding Your Ancestor’s Place in Civil War History

2

Anne Mitchell

150

Your MyHeritage DNA Results Are Ready, Now What?

1

Ran Snir

Ballroom A

Get Started—Beginner’s Guide To Building Your Family Tree

1

Brian Edwards, Joseph Martel

151

The Family History Guide: Learn, Search, and Succeed

2

Robert Taylor

Ballroom B

Utah Pioneer Research 101

2

Emily Crumpton

255 C

Fact or Fiction—Exploring Family Legends

2

Joshua Taylor

255 F

Our Mother’s Clubs

1

Jen Baldwin

Ballroom G

DNA & Facebook—Finding Your Ancestral Community

1

Michelle Chubenko

Ballroom J

The Imperfect Genealogist

1

Janine Adams

251

Put It in Writing: Effective Research Reports

3

Jana Greenhalgh, Lisa Stokes

254

Your History Found at Home—Virtual Libraries

2

Allison Singleton

250

Get Started | Sharing and Saving Your Family Story

1

Mike Sandberg

150

How to Archive Social Media for Genealogy

2

Carly Morgan

151

The Power of Digital Journaling

1

Heather Cluff

255 C

Taking Your Blog from Blah to Beautiful

2

Amy Johnson Crow

255 F

The Search for the Masonic Record

1

Rob Hamilton

255 A

Norway Genealogy for beginners

1

Julie Merrill

Ballroom G

Across the Border—Immigration from Canada

1

Melanie McComb

Expo Room

BEHIND THE LINES—One Man’s Search for the Greatest War Letters Ever Written

1

Andrew Carroll

Ballroom J

What Does the Future Hold?

3

Penny Walters

254

Research Plans, Source Citations, and Research Logs, Oh My!

3

Diana Elder

355 A

Navigating the Tricky Mayflower Generations (6–9)

2

Lindsay Fulton

Expo Room

What Are the Odds? (WATO)

3

Leah Larkin

258–LAB

Tell Your Story—Be Modern, Creative, and Unique

1

Olivia Jewell

259–LAB

PRO TIP: Sessions are listed in order by seating capacity.

22

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

23


RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule

F R I DAY, F E B R U A R Y 2 8 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Refer to guide below to determine appropriate class level. Speaker

Room

4:30 p.m. FamilySearch Records—The Most Valuable Collections for Your Family History

1

David Ouimette

Ruby

Targeted Testing—Finding the Right Test and Tester for Your Genealogical Puzzle

3

Janine Cloud

155

DNA Clusters: Power in Numbers

2

Randy Whited

Emerald

The First Documented Africans and Hear Their Story

2

Ric Murphy

Onyx

Family History through a Rush of Revelation

1

Jenifer Greenwood, Roland Eric Léporé, Tony Nisse

250

Chronicling America—A Newspaper Site for Everyone

2

Dana Palmer

150

Storytelling and How NOT to Revise History

2

Laura L Hedgecock

151

Get Started | A Beginner’s Introduction to Records

1

Devin Ashby, Briana Taylor

Ballroom G

Discover Family History Gems in Old Periodicals

3

Sunny Morton

Ballroom J

Introduction to Hispanic Research

1

Debbie Gurtler

251

Family History Research for TV—Behind the Scenes

1

Jennifer Utley

254

Opa! It’s All Greek to Me!

1

Kathleen Kaldis

255 A

Dealing with Documents—Analysis, Extraction, Transcription and Abstraction

3

Mindy Taylor

355 A

FamilySearch—Finding Brazilian Ancestors

1

Todd Welker

355 D

Tips for Family History Consultants

1

Tamra Stansfield

Expo Room

Trello for Genealogists

1

Drew Smith

259–LAB

Mama Mia! Italian Research Basics

1

Brandon Baird

FHL

8:00 p.m. RootsTech Evening Event

24

1

Ryan Hamilton

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

Main Stage

Level 1

Level 2

BEGINNER New to family history or genealogy. Needs help learning how to research or start a family tree, understand DNA, or start from nothing. Have a curiosity and willingness to learn.

INTERMEDIATE Involved in DNA and other research, and in evaluating family history or genealogy. Starting to learn about regional research, expanding on DNA, and evaluating data.

Extra fee to attend

RootsTech Sponsor

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ADVANCED Actively engaged in specific regional research, DNA research, and evaluating family history or genealogy. Currently a professional in the field, or is considering becoming one.

Recorded session

Recorded for Virtual Pass

S AT U R D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 9 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

8:00 a.m. What’s New on FamilySearch for Members

1

Ryan Parker, Tamra Stansfield

155

Ancestry On-the-Go: Ancestry App Suite

1

Peter Drinkwater, Kenric Russell, Victoria Smith

Emerald

Engaging the Family in Telling Your Family Story

1

Nicole Dyer, Jana Greenhalgh, Olivia Jewell

Onyx

Practical Tools for Family History Storytellers

2

Laura L Hedgecock, Rhonda Lauritzen, Rachel Trotter

Ballroom A

Unlocking the Power of the FamilySearch Wiki

1

Danielle Batson, Jenny Hansen, Jeff Svare

Ballroom B

GEDmatch for Beginners

2

Andrew Lee

258–LAB

The Leeds Method of Creating DNA Clusters

1

Dana Leeds

259–LAB

25


RootsTech Schedule

RootsTech Schedule

Session Name

S AT U R D AY, F E B R U A R Y 2 9 , 2 0 2 0 Session Name

Level

Speaker

Room

1:30 p.m.

Speaker

Room

9:30 a.m.

Finding Your Immigrant’s Story on Ancestry

2

Juliana Szucs

155

Healing and Family History—The Emotional Side of DNA

2

Robin Wirthlin

Emerald

Not in the Census? Try Again!

2

Drew Smith

Onyx

Activities for Family History—In Minutes

1

Angelica Lopez

Ballroom A

Temple and Family History Consultant Tips

1

Tammy Stansfield

Ballroom B

The Hoarder’s Guide to Family History Preservation

1

Cheri Daniels

250

Seeing Our Sisters and Women in History

1

Angela Hallstrom, Ryan Saltzgiver, Lisa Tait

150

Family Discovery Day General Session

1

Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Sister Lesa Stevenson

Main Stage

Common Surnames: Identifying Your Ancestor in a Crowd

2

Juliana Szucs

155

Three Next Steps for Your DNA Test

1

Diahan Southard

Emerald

FamilySearch App for Intermediate to Advanced Users

2

Todd Powell

Onyx

What Do You Mean the Vital Record Is Wrong?

1

Shannon Combs-Bennett

Ballroom A

Last Will and Testament—Using Probate Records

1

Melanie McComb

151

Write History that People Will Actually Read

1

Scott Hales

Ballroom B

But It Wasn’t a Foreign Language to Your Ancestors

2

Janice Sellers

255 C

Advertising the Law—The Gems in the Legal Notices

2

Judy G Russell

250

The Circular Flow: Researching Return Migrants

2

Tahitia McCabe

255 F

Taste of Population Genetics—A Sampler Platter

2

Paul Maier

150

Get ‘Grammin’! How to Instagram Your Genealogy

1

Elizabeth O’Neal

Ballroom G

Forgotten Records of Death

1

Joy Neighbors

151

1

2

Angie Bush

255 C

Dan Poffenberger, Amanda Terry

Ballroom J

First Steps for Analyzing Your DNA Results

Get Started | A Beginner’s Introduction to Records

Family History Activities in Minutes

1

Angelica Lopez

255 F

Quickly and Easily Write about an Ancestor Now!

2

Devon Noel Lee

258–LAB

How Do I Access the Masonic Records?

1

Rob Hamilton

Ballroom G

Store and Share Your Story on Google Drive

2

Lianne Kruger

259–LAB

Can You Illustrate a Family History without Family Photos?

2

Laurie Castillo

Ballroom J

2

Blaine Bettinger

155

Crowdsourcing Your Genealogy

1

Daniel Earl

251

Developing a DNA Testing Plan to Attack Brick Walls

Mexican Families of Early California

3

Kenzi Neibaur

254

Introduction to What Are the Odds? (WATO)

3

Leah Larkin

Emerald

Locating Your Immigrant’s Hometown

1

Debbie Gurtler

Onyx

FamilySearch Records—The Most Valuable Collections for Your Family History

1

David Ouimette

Expo Room

Family History through a Rush of Revelation

1

Ballroom A

Merging Matters—A Comprehensive Lab

2

Lisa Ratzlaff

259–LAB

Jenifer Greenwood, Roland Eric Léporé, Tony Nisse

Preparing Our Children for Joyful Temple Experiences

1

Merrill White

Ballroom B

1

Emmitt Smith

Main Stage

Sensitive Subjects—Writing about the Hard Stuff

1

Rhonda Lauritzen, Rachel Trotter

250

Family History and the Joseph Smith Papers

1

Ben Godfrey, Nathan Waite

150

Get Started | Hide-and-Seek—Finding Historical Records

1

John Huff, Mindy Jacox

255 C

Search Angel Secrets

2

Mckell Keeney

255 F

The Victorian Celebration of Death

1

Joy Neighbors

Ballroom G

Genealogy at Library and Archives Canada

1

Nicole Watier

Ballroom J

2

Crista Cowan, Lisa Elzey

259–LAB

11:00 a.m. General Session

12:15 p.m. Pictureline-Sponsored Lunch

1

Jens Nielsen

251

MyHeritage Tribal Quest

1

Maya Lerner

Expo Room

1:00 p.m. Light Keepers

1

355

3:00 p.m.

Using AncestryDNA to Make Family History Discoveries

26

Level

All sessions are first come, first seated. Schedule subject to change.

27


FO OD O P T I O NS 1 Grab-n-Go: Coffee, Beverages, Snacks,

Second Level

First Level

Traditional Sushi, Pizza & Pretzels, Chile Verde Mexican, and Utah Sushi Burrito

Food Vendors

2 Made-to-Order Sandwiches 3 Grab-n-Go: Coffee, Beverages, Snacks, and Paninis

Mother’s Room

4

Emerald Room

LAB

Lower Mezzanine

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Made-to-Order Sandwiches, Paninis, Hot Entrees,  and Healthy Deli

259

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355

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439 538

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235 334

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133

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129 228

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MEET AND GREET

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835

739

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1437 1536

1235 1334

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1541 1640

1641 1740

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FAMILY TREE MAKER

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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1221 1320

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1421 1520

1219 1318

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1419 1518

1117

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MY HERITAGE

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705

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HEIRLOOM SHOW AND TELL

227 326 225 324

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1553 1652

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29


EXPO HALL

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1865 1964 1863 1962

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1555

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139

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Association of Professional Genealogists

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FamilySearch Missionary Recruitment

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Genealogy Business Alliance

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BYUtv's Relative Race

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Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy

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Mayflower 400th Annivesary

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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

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139

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Morris Murdock Travel

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Name and Place

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National Genealogical Society

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320

National Institute for Genealogical Studies

1217

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

1324

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318

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)

1039

TheirStory

1644

theMemories

1538

nextScan & ST Imaging

421

Tinker's Tower

1643

Nordic Genealogy

437

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1534

Ontario Ancestors

333

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Pearls of Hope

1537

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1746

Permanent Legacy Foundation

1539

TreeFind LLC

1861

Turning Little Hearts

1863

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1421

University of Strathclyde

532

Photos, Movies & More

433

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Pictures and Stories, Inc

1229

Utah Genealogical Association

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332

Rememberize

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Rewarding Genealogy

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Rootwear

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With the virtual pass, you’ll get access to 30 recorded classes from the conference that you can watch and rewatch at your own convenience, whenever and wherever you want! Recorded sessions will publish 15–20 days after RootsTech ends.

To add the virtual pass for only $79 to your registration, simply visit any of

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the Help Desks around the Salt Palace.

Take RootsTech Home with You! A D D T H E V I R T U A L PA S S T O YO U R R E G I S T R AT I O N A N D E N J O Y T H E M AG I C O F R O OT S T E C H A L L Y E A R .


Expo Hall Passport TOUR SPONSOR BOOTHS IN THE ROOTSTECH EXPO HALL TO ENTER TO WIN A DELL COMPUTER AND OTHER GREAT PRIZES!

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How to participate: Get this pass signed at the sponsor booths in the RootsTech Expo Hall. Submit your passport to a staff member at any Help Desk. Drawing time: Saturday, February 29, 10:40 a.m. Location: Main Stage (you must be present to win)

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