Genealogy Roots: The Un-Conference Experience!
Oct. 4-5, 2018 – Sandy, Utah

There is an incredibly unique genealogy event coming to Utah this fall! Lisa Louise Cooke, Diahan Southard, and Sunny Morton will share a stage on October 4-5, 2018 at the SeniorExpo in Sandy, Utah. (Psst: You don’t have to be a senior to attend!) Here’s the scoop—and a special registration discount!

You’ve heard them on the Genealogy Gems Podcast. Now you can bond with our talented team at a very special live genealogy event in Utah this fall!

Who: Lisa Louise Cooke, Diahan Southard, and Sunny Morton will take one stage
What: Genealogy Roots Conference at SeniorExpo
Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9081 S. State St., Sandy, Utah
When: October 4-5, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Early-bird discount: 50% off the $69 registration with promo code ROOTS2018 by July 31, 2018 (Save $34!)

Not Your Same-Old Conference

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been to countless genealogy conferences, large and small, all over the world. And for the most part, I’ve seen the same format done over and over again. The cornerstone of each conference has been one thing: the lectures. Meaning that “genealogy conferences” are not really conferences at all. There’s limited exchange of ideas and a lack of practical, personal application to your research. In short: they’re uninspiring lecture fests.

To be fair, these conferences strive to provide a multitude of topics and knowledgeable speakers, but often in high-priced, downtown hotel locations. And that’s an expensive approach, which you end up paying for through an expensive ticket. And you don’t even get to see all the speakers that you’re paying for!

If you’ve experienced sore feet from constantly scurrying between classrooms hoping to get a seat, feeling overwhelmed, and leaving without a real plan for implementing what you’ve learned, this event is the game-changer you’ve been waiting for!

Genealogy Roots is the Solution

Many genealogists have shared these same frustrations with me. So, when I was invited to create a totally new kind of training, I jumped at the chance. My team and I have built an event from the ground up that breathes new life into in-person genealogy education. It’s called the Genealogy Roots and here’s why you’ll love it:

No changing classrooms. Save your strength for your brain!
We’ll all meet in one location where you’ll get to know your neighbors and build an on-going connection with your instructors over the two-day event. No more tired feet, lugging heavy bags, or worrying if you’ll get a seat. We (your instructors) will do the changing places.

No lectures, podiums, or boring ballrooms.
You’ll get engaged and retain more of what you learn through interactive and entertaining education, featuring an exciting stage with multi-screens and a sound system you can hear.

Practical takeaways.
Learn strategies you can implement right away. Plus, you’ll get worksheets and exercises to apply what you’ve learned to your specific research questions.

Ample time for Q&A and discussion.
Some of the most brilliant insights come out of real-time coaching and Q&A. You’ll have access to your instructors, and discussion questions to explore with your neighbors.

It’s affordable.
It’s an efficient two-day event designed to minimize cost and maximize learning. We’re located just 30 minutes from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, so you can build research time into your visit, without expensive downtown hotel prices.

Because everybody loves prizes, and genealogy should be FUN!

If you can only attend one genealogy event this year, this is the event! You’ll receive expert instruction at an incredibly affordable price, and it’s an entertaining and engaging experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Please join me at the first annual Genealogy Roots in Sandy, Utah, and prepare for an unforgettable two days of inspiration. It’s the Un-Conference Experience!

More about SeniorExpo: We are proud to be sponsored by the leading event geared toward caring for senior adults, with free health screenings, activities, information stations and giveaways. There are no age limits for learning your family history! 

(Topics subject to change)

Day 1: (Thursday, October 4, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Keynote: Family to the 7th Generation – John M.R. Covey
  • The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology – Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Comparing the Genealogy Giants:,, and –Sunny Morton
  • Genetic Genealogy Foundations – Diahan Southard
  • Create a FREE Historic Map Collection with Google Earth – Lisa Louise Cooke
  • 3 Key Strategies to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing – Diahan Southard

Day 2: (Friday, October 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Keynote: Lisa Louise Cooke
  • DNA and Family Health History – Diahan Southard
  • Bust Your Brick Walls with Your Inner Private Eye – Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Share Your Life Stories More Meaningfully –Sunny Morton
  • 7 Apps for Sharing Family History – Lisa Louise Cooke
  • How to Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories – Sunny Morton

Meet the Experts

Early-bird discount
50% off the $69 registration with promo code ROOTS2018 by July 31, 2018 (Save $34!)

About the Author: Lacey Cooke

About the Author: Lacey Cooke

Customer Happiness Manager

Lacey has been working with Genealogy Gems since the company’s inception in 2007. You can find her at the Genealogy Gems booth at many conferences and seminars, and contributing behind the scenes with product development and content creation. No stranger to working with dead people, Lacey holds a degree in Forensic Anthropology, and is passionate about criminal justice and investigative techniques. 

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