Genealogy Roots: The Un-Conference Educational Event

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 an early-bird 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: Thursday and Friday, October 4-5, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

How this event is different

If you’ve been to a genealogy conference, then you’ve experienced how fragmented things can get. Every hour you:

  • Switch classrooms
  • Switch instructors
  • Switch seatmates

A live genealogy event is special because you’re there in person. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to know your instructors more in depth, and develop friendships with the enthusiastic genealogists around you? This is your chance.

Early-bird discount: 50% off the $69 registration with promo code ROOTS2018 by August 1, 2018 (Save $34!)
Registration: Click here for more information and to register

While the overall SeniorExpo is geared toward caring for senior adults, with free health screenings, activities, information stations and giveaways, the Genealogy Roots Conference pass is great for everyone. There are no age limits for learning your family history!

Your 2-day event pass includes a full lineup of expert genealogy presentations. Before the event starts, you’ll get an email reminder and a booklet with all the presentation handouts. Lisa, Diahan, and Sunny will share a stage so you don’t have to switch classes (or miss any of them). You’ll have a unique interactive experience with them (including special prize giveaways!) that you won’t find at a typical genealogy conference. Better yet, you’ll learn research strategies you can put to work right away, whether you’re new to family history or a more experienced genealogist.

(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

Seating is limited

The fabulous hosts of the SeniorExpo tell me we’re already filling up fast. So secure your seat with that early-bird discount by July 31, 2018—and then don’t worry if your plans suddenly change. Tickets are fully refundable until August 31, 2018. Click here to learn more about the SeniorExpo, see the detailed Genealogy Roots Conference Schedule, and to register online.

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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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