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It's #RootsTech Giveaway Time!

A smiling woman and the caption: "Join us for RootsTech's 10 Year Anniversary to celebrate THE STORY OF YOU rootstech February 26-29, 2020 Salt Lake City
In February of 2018, not knowing exactly what to expect, I attended RootsTech for the first time. What I learned is that RootsTech has something for everyone, from the most beginner of beginners to professional DNA genealogists. If you are interested in your own family story, come to RootsTechRootsTech offers over 300 classes, amazing keynote speakers, an Expo Hall packed with all sorts of vendors, and evening cultural events. 

After an enjoyable experience in 2018, I returned in 2019, and even got my husband, John, to come one of the days to hear Saroo Brierley give a keynote address. 

Photo: Saroo Brierley pauses from signing his book to smile at the camera with John and me
Speaking of keynote addresses, this week RootsTech just announced that one of the speakers for 2020 will be David Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer. I can't wait to hear his story!

RootsTech 2020 will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and is bound to be the best one yet! I have been delighted to be accepted as an official RootsTech ambassador. One of the perks is that I received a complimentary 4-day pass to attend RootsTech February 26-29, 2020. Another perk, and one that I am so excited about, is that I also can offer one reader a complimentary 4-day pass! Here are the official details:

Each Ambassador can give away ONE complimentary RootsTech 2020 4-day pass ($299 value) to one of your lucky subscribers or followers. Pass includes the following:
  • Over 300 classes
  • Keynote/General sessions
  • Expo Hall
  • Evening Events 
(It does NOT include any paid lunches or paid labs.) Also, transportation and housing are not included in the prize.

If you have already purchased a RootsTech pass and are the winner, you will receive instructions on how to get a full refund. 

To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Easy peasy. The contest will run from 12:00 a.m. (MST) 11/19/19 to 12:00 a.m. (MST) 12/10/19. All the other fine print is available in the Rafflecopter form. 

Good luck! Hope to see you at RootsTech 2020! 

Comments

  1. I have loved going to RootsTech the past 2 years. The energy is incredible. This energy comes from learning from and with others, meeting new people, and even better relatives who have the same excitement about genealogy as I do.

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  2. Attending Rootstech is so much fun. All the treasured knowledge that you can gain from speakers, exhibitors and attendees is amazing. I love learning the tips and tricks to improve my research.

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    1. Kim, As I read your comment it dawned on me that treasured knowledge is then applied and helps to move your research forward. I love applying the principles, those tips and tricks!

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    2. It is fun! And I agree that tips and tricks learned there can really help!

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  3. I so love going to RootsTech and associating with other lovers of family history, seeing the new products, and learning how I can be a better family historian! Plus, my fellow family historian cousin will be meeting up. I've never met some of them!

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    1. I'm always amazed at how many cousins there are at RootsTech!

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  4. I've been a few times to RootsTech. The people, classes, speakers, tools, discussions, and even the city prove every time to be an inspiration, and incredible blessing to our individual and collective family history journeys. An so thankful.

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  5. would love to attend the RootsTech Conference. I have never had the opportunity to attend. Their conference is a wealth of information and learning opportunities. I have been researching family genealogy for over 20 years and you never stop learning and sharing the knowledge with others. I would love to learn new way and enhance the ones I use currently to find ancestors and relatives. I am interested in not just the names, but want to know about their daily lives, how things were in their lifetime and the places they lived, where they came from and went to, what they went though and the stories.

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    1. I see we both have a love for family history. When stories come it makes our family names come to life. They become real people to me not just names who are related to me. Recently I contacted an individual who shared DNA with me. I was looking for more information with documentation. She was able to share with me a picture and a story.
      It was a great aunt of mine. She told the story that at the age of 14 she was invited to attend a local church revival near where she lived in Florida, and at the service, she made a profession of faith as a Christian and was baptized. When she shared her faith with her father, Nicholas, he told her that she would have to move out of the house, or change her beliefs. She chose to keep her faith and moved out of her father’s house and in with a friend and started cleaning houses to earn a living. Now I see her picture and remember her story and how it may have affected who I am.

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    2. There is always something new to learn at RootsTech, and I agree that it is the stories that make the names, dates, and places even more meaningful.

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  6. Attending RootsTech is on my bucket list!

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  7. I love RootsTech! Hope to be able to attend again this year

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  8. I am from Australia and we just do not have anything like Rootstech here. Unfortunately our population is too small to sustain a show like this. I have been once to Rootstech in Salt Lake City and it was an amazing experience. This year I was lucky enough to be able to attend the very first Rootstech in London. It was great but nothing like the atmosphere in Salt Lake. Looking forward to coming back to SLC - hopefully in 2020 if I am lucky enough to win.

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    1. Oh, I would have loved to have attended RootsTech in London!

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  9. Looking forward to attending RootsTech again this year. This is my 4th year attending. have been a volunteer (2-years ago), speaker (last year), and this year as an exhibitor.

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    1. I'll have to look for your booth!

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    2. I'll be working at The Family History Guide booth on Wednesday evening.

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  10. I have never been to Roots tech. It sounds amazing. I am on the east coast so between airfare, hotel and the conference price, I felt guilty asking my husband if I could go. But if I win this, the cost would be lowered and I could go! 🤞🏻

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  11. Fairly new to the genealogy conferences. I attended the Virtual Genealogical Conference this last October, and walked away astounded at the amazing information that was shared. Hoping to attend a RootsTech as well, either this year or next.

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    1. There is so much good information available!

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  12. Part of the value I get from attending conferences like RootsTech is the opportunity to hear lectures from speakers I have not seen before.

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  13. RootsTech is amazing! So much to learn and share! Not to mention easy access to the Family Hostory Libray and the fun stuff to view and purchase in the Vendor Hall!!


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    1. I agree! I had no idea the first year I attended just how enormous the event was.

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  14. I have never been to RootsTech and I would love the chance to go! This would make it so much more affordable for me!

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