November 24, 2017

Rootstech 2018

Are you coming to the biggest annual family history event in the world? It’s RootsTech, held February 28 – March 3, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT. Sponsored by FamilySearch International, the conference brings together family history lovers and technology innovators for a one-of-a-kind event.

RootsTech 2018 registration

Visit Genealogy Gems in the RootsTech 2018 Exhibit Hall: Booth #1203


Free 30 Minute Sessions
Join us for our famous power-sessions at our booth #1203.

Schedule coming soon!


You will have a chance to win fantastic prizes at EVERY session in our booth. This is thanks to the generous genealogy community and our podcast sponsors!

Bring the entry form to our booth for a chance to win our GRAND PRIZE and get our FREE syllabus e-book with all of our booth session handouts.

mobile genealogy book

Lisa will also be signing copies of her books, including her books Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition.  Sunny Morton will be available to sign her new book Story of My Life. Diahan Southard will also be here answering your DNA questions!


RootsTech offers over 200 classes for participants, from beginner to advanced, from record types to technology topics. Lisa Louise Cooke and her regular Genealogy Gems contributors will be teaching several sessions:

Lisa Louise Cooke and Diahan Southard: “Why Location is Key to Genetic Genealogy Success. (Wed 9:30 am)

Lisa Louise Cooke:

  • “Reconstruct Your Ancestor’s World with Google”(Thurs 3:00 pm, Sat 1:30 pm)
  • “Keeping House: Women in the Census & on Reality TV” (Thurs 4:30 pm)

Sunny Morton:

  • “Historical Records on the Giant Genealogy Websites” (Thurs 1:30, Sat 1:30 pm)
  • “Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records” (Fri 11:00 am)

Diahan Southard:

  • “Oldies but Goodies: Direct Line DNA Testing for Your Genealogical Research” (Wed 3:00 pm)
  • “We Are Family! A Look at our Genetic Homelands” (Fri 11:00 am)
  • Lab: “From Click to DNA Connection” (Fri 1:30 pm, with Angie Bush)
  • “Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: A Look At Ethics in Genetic Genealogy” (Sat 3:00 pm)

Click here for the full RootsTech class schedule.

We can’t wait to meet as many of you as possible! We hope you have a marvelous experience at RootsTech 2018. So get registered!  Click here to learn more about RootsTech 2018’s offerings and registration. If you’re ready to register now, click here to go right to the RootsTech site.