Genealogy Gems at RootsTech 2019

RootsTech is the biggest annual family history event in the world! Hosted by FamilySearch International, the conference brings together genealogy lovers and technology innovators for a one-of-a-kind event in Salt Lake City, Utah, arguably the world’s capital city of family history.

Every year, Genealogy Gems rolls out the red carpet for you with exclusive activities and prize giveaways at the Genealogy Gems booth. Mark your calendars now for this year’s RootsTech event: February 27 – March 2, 2019.

We have oodles of fun in store for you, so watch the video below to get revved up and then keep reading for all the details. 

Here’s What’s Happening this Year

This year we are bringing exciting new changes to our booth. First up, instead of sit-down presentations you can stop by and see podcasting in action. Grab your lunch each day and then come by to see who I’m talking to on the podcast and get entered in our prize drawing. At the end of each podcasting session, we’ll be giving away valuable prizes! See our schedule below:

Attend Lisa Louise Cooke’s RootsTech Sessions

Arrive early to guarantee your seat. 


Video Magic: Creating Brilliant Videos Quickly & Easily
Think you can’t create your own family history videos? Think again! In this session you will learn free and low-cost ways to create professional quality videos quickly and easily. Whether you’re a hobbyist, professional genealogist, small genealogy business, or a society board member, video is the perfect medium to convey your message and story. You’ll learn how to create a storyboard, collect the media content (both photos and video clips), write the text (or script if you wish to narrate it yourself), and select copyright free music that sets just the right tone. You’ll learn how to add “Call to Action” clickable buttons, and best practices for sharing your videos online.

Difficulty: Advanced
Room: Ballroom B
Session Number: RT5317


The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology
Google Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will show you the proven methodology that dramatically improves genealogical searching with Google and its free associated tools. Think you know how to Google? Think again! Brief, Comprehensive Outline: 1. Understanding the Science Behind Google 2. Letting the Past Aid in the Present: Web History 3. Creating a Plan of Attack 4. Using the Right Tools for the Job: Search Operators 5. Analyze the Results 6. Expanding into the Google Toolbox (Case Studies) 7. How to Leverage Google’s Strengths 8. Putting Google to Work for You

Difficulty: Great for beginners, but all levels are guaranteed to learn something new.
Room: Ballroom G
Session Number: RT5325

Stop by throughout the conference

Snap, Post & You Might Just Win!

There are lots of chances to win prizes this year. In addition to daily free prize drawings, you can participate in our Photo Booth Giveaway!
To enter, simply stop by the booth and take a photo in our photo frame. Post it to Facebook or Instragram with #GenealogyGemsPodcast and #Genealogy to automatically be entered to win.
We will be picking 3 lucky winners to win a 1-year Genealogy Gems Premium eLearning Membership! Winners will be contacted via social media.
Entries are valid if they are posted Wednesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Entries must contain both hashtags and include a picture with our special photo frame at our booth. Good luck!

Wear your passion for all to see!

Come see our line of genealogy inspired jewelry in person. Shop new styles and exclusive RootsTech special deals!

Brand New Brooch!

Special Savings from our Partners

Stop by and meet Margaret Linford, owner of Digital Memories LinK. She can answer your questions about digitizing your family history. 

Visit us at booth #1402 in the exhibit hall

We’re easy to find – see map below:

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