08 July 2021
FamilySearch has announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on 3-5 March 2022, as a fully virtual family history event.
Registration opens in September 2021 and organisers are hoping to repeat the success of this year's online RootsTech Connect, which welcomed more than one million visitors from over 240 countries.
Will RootsTech return as an in-person event?
The announcement included the news that for future events for 2023 and beyond, RootsTech plans on offering a 'hybrid online and in-person model with content that is expanded and accessed throughout the year'.
Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO, said: 'After RootsTech Connect 2021, we realized that we could bring the joy of family history to millions of people, no matter where they are, through an online, virtual RootsTech experience. As we continue to chart new territory with RootsTech, we plan to make the virtual event a regular part of the experience and look forward to all the new opportunities that will open to people everywhere.'
Continuing with the virtual model for RootsTech Connect 2022 will allow people across the globe to participate for free. Classes will have a mix of on-demand, livestream, and interactive sessions where people can socialize, ask questions, and learn from experts and enthusiasts. There will be engaging demonstrations and experiences for all ages and multicultural celebrations that will connect attendees to their family story and to each other.
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