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#RootsTech: Something for Everyone!

Photo: The words "AMBASSADOR rootstech February 26-29, 2020 Salt Lake City, Utah Register at RootsTech.org" on a black and grey background
As I mentioned previously, I am delighted to be an ambassador for RootsTech 2020, which will be held in February of next year. RootsTech is the world's largest genealogical conference, but the appeal goes far beyond die-hard historians. 

RootsTech provides classes for everyone from the beginner to the professional, and if you go to the schedule page on their website, you can filter the classes by difficulty. A special "Getting Started" series of lectures lists classes such as "How to Build My Family Tree", "How I Can Preserve My Family Story", and "What Can DNA Do for Me?" 

The theme for RootsTech 2020 is "The Story of YOU." We all have stories to tell, and the stories of this generation are just as valid as those of previous generations. Family history includes now, and RootsTech helps us connect our current stories with those of the past.



Classes such as "Creating and Using Facebook Groups for Genealogy," "Put a Face to a Name--Finding Old Family Photos," and " 'Novelize' Your Family History Story" show that family history is not just long lists of names, dates, and places. 

I'm so excited to be part of RootsTech 2020! One perk of being an ambassador is that not only do I receive a complimentary RootsTech pass for me, I also receive a complimentary RootsTech pass for one lucky follower! Stay tuned for more information about that giveaway!

In the meantime, be sure to put RootsTech on your calendar: February 26-29, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah! Whether you have been doing family history for years, or are just beginning, you will want to attend RootsTech 2020! 

What types of classes are you most interested in attending?

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  1. As far as i can tell, my family tree would be a jungle mess. Oh, well!

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    1. If you'd like help trying to untangle it, let me know!

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