RootsTech 2023 – what do we know so far?


24 February 2023
We take a look at what family history fans can look forward to when RootsTech returns online and in-person from 2 to 4 March 2023 in Utah.

RootsTech is a global family history conference that takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah and online from 2-4 March 2023.

RootsTech keynote

Multi-platinum recording artist and actress, Jordin Sparks, will keynote global family history conference RootsTech this year. The American Idol Season 6 winner will share her personal story and speak to the power of uniting through song and word on the first day of the conference.

At 17 years old, in one of American Idol’s highest rated seasons, Jordin Sparks garnered worldwide attention as the winner of Season 6. She has since gone on to release multiple hit singles, selling over 10 million digital tracks in the US, and has starred in several Broadway and film productions. Her music videos have received over 90 million views on YouTube. 

Jordin has always been rooted in the love and loyalty of her family—something RootsTech viewers and attendees will understand better as she takes the stage to share the stories and songs that have shaped her life and family connections. 

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RootsTech talks

As in previous years, there will be a range of expert talks delivered at the event, some of which will be live-streamed and many of which will be available to online participants too. For online viewers, if a talk isn’t in the language of your choice, check individual talk pages for an auto-translate option.

Below is a selection from the programme:

Using the research Wiki by Danielle Batson

What is the secret to finding online genealogy databases? Use the Research Wiki as your golden ticket to locate websites, databases, records, and research strategies to help you find your ancestors. This class will include the most useful Wiki pages and practical ways for locating information about your ancestor.

2 March, 2pm. Details here.

DNA Misconceptions by Kelli Jo Bergheimer

Often our misconceptions can lead us astray. In DNA analysis, sometimes we fall into surname traps, wrong assumptions, and confirmation bias. Learn how to recognize your misconceptions and address them.

2 March, 11.30pm. Details here.

Family Tree at RootsTech

Come to the Family Tree Booth

•    Make great savings with great show offers on Family Tree magazine subscriptions, Family Tree Plus memberships, DNA & genealogy workbooks and more.
•    Pick up a free pin badge!
•    Snap happy! Guess the date of the photo for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift voucher.

We would love to meet you!

Come and find members of the Family Tree team in the Exhibition Hall, Booth #638.
Attending RootsTech virtually? Find us in the Virtual Expo Hall.

Will your relatives be at RootsTech?

If you register for a free FamilySearch account here you can find out whether any of your relatives will also be attending, either online or in person. By sharing your family tree with FamilySearch, it can match you with others who share the same ancestors - your distant cousins. 

Book your place at RootsTech

To book your ticket (US$98) to attend RootsTech in person in Utah, see here
To attend Virtually (and free) to attend online, see here

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