22 February 2022
With more than 1,500 sessions to explore at RootsTech 2022, family history fans are spoilt for choice. Get your viewing off to a great start with suggestions from the Family Tree community.
What is RootsTech?
RootsTech is a free, three-day online conference from FamilySearch that anyone can join and access. Originally held each year in Salt Lake City, Utah, since the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference has moved to an online format.
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The theme of this year’s conference is ‘finding connection’
RootsTech 2022 recommended sessions
We asked the Family Tree Twitter and Facebook communities about talks they’re doing, and sessions they’re looking forward to, for you to access once the conference begins. You can register for free here and then you can explore all the sessions.
- Planning a research trip to Ireland by David Ryan
- Three sessions on Scotland’s sheriff court records (civil records, criminal records and registers of deeds) by Fergus Smith
- Business histories: putting our ancestors into their commercial communities, and American Library, Norfolk UK (3 min tips and trick video) by Elizabeth Walne
- Online research resources for Welsh genealogy by Jenni Phillips
- 3 x Society of Genealogists presentations by Else Churchill
QUICK LINK: HOW TO PREPARE FOR ROOTSTECH
At the time of writing, the exact talk links hadn’t been confirmed, however, you can access from 3 March 2022 by visiting RootsTech sessions and entering the speaker name into the search box.
You can also find curated session suggestions at RootsTech under topics including
- Advanced skills
- Homeland heritage
- Quest for connection
- Get started
RootsTech keynote speakers
Alongside the 1,500+ sessions are addresses by RootsTech keynote speakers – well-known people from all walks of life who have inspired others in their work and/or personal life. These include American actor Matthew Modine, Ghanaian boxing legend Samuel Azumah Nelson, French baker Apollonia Poilâne and Argentine singer Diego Torres.
Join the conversation
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