RootsTech is one of the newest and most exciting national conferences. I’ll be there presenting classes and workshops, giving demos, meeting listeners at my exhibit booth and conducting interviews in the Media Center.  Early birds definitely benefit, both from low prices, and access to the most exciting workshops.  Here’s everything you need to know:

Popular Family History and Technology Conference Opens 2013 Early Bird Registration

SALT LAKE CITY-RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the United States in only two years, has announced the opening of its early bird registration for RootsTech 2013. The conference uniquely focuses on helping individuals at all skill levels to use the latest resources and technology to findorganizepreserve, and share their family’s connections and history. The conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21-23, 2013. For more information, go to

RootsTech 2013 will have content for young and old alike, regardless of expertise. World-class speakers from all over the country will address the latest topics and challenges, and there will be an exciting exhibitor hall with hands-on labs and demonstrations from 100+ product and service providers. Attendees can choose from over 250 classes to learn how to start their family history, solve personal research problems, and find better solutions for connecting with their family. 

Conference Costs

Full 3-Day Pass $149 (Ends December 31, 2012)
Full One-Day Only Pass 
Student 3-Day Pass
$39 (School ID required)
Getting Started 3-Day Pass $39 (Early Bird)
Getting Started One-Day Pass
$19 (Selection of fundamental classes)
Developer Day Pass $89 (Full-day technology program for developers)


Those who are new to family history can attend a full track of Getting Started classes and labs to:

  • Learn the basics of starting your family history.
  • Discover 10 activities you can do to get started.
  • Get hands-on experience with family history tools.
  • Additional classes for LDS Church members: Learn the importance of family history, the basics to start your family tree, and how to qualify your ancestors’ names for temple work

Experienced Genealogists

Attend hands-on workshops and interactive classes to:

  • Expand your skills and knowledge to accelerate your research.
  • Help influence the future of genealogy.
  • Learn and share new ways to adapt technologies to genealogy.
  • Help leading-edge technology providers better understand your needs.
  • Participate in panels, product demos, and many networking opportunities.


Developer Day (Friday, March 22, 2013) sessions are specifically designed to help participants: 

  • Explore the latest development techniques using:
    • Cloud computing
    • Mobile apps
    • Social networking
    • Geo-mapping
  • Learn practical software development skills from industry leaders and pioneers.
  • Create solutions to difficult problems in a rapidly-growing market segment.
  • Access sponsors, vendors, and exhibitors that provide tools and services to enable innovations

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