We are little more than a week away from RootsTech Connect 2022, organized by FamilySearch.org. Due to Covid, and as in 2021, the annual RootsTech conference will be entirely online. Last’s year virtual conference was viewed by over a million genealogists from around the world, marking it as the largest genealogy event in history. RootsTech Connect 2022 planners have again created a full conference via the Internet and made it entirely free of charge, so this year promises to be another big one. If you have never been to a live RootsTech conference or have not yet registered for this year’s virtual one, we strongly encourage you to do so at RootsTech 2022 • FamilySearch
RootsTech is the banana split of genealogy conferences. When you see how many options for genealogical education and edification it has to offer, you’re likely to be glued to your computer screen for all three days of the event. For almost every hour of the affair, you can choose from a half-dozen or more lectures by leading genealogy authorities. Each day will also feature one or more keynote celebrity speakers (in prior years these have included Laura Bush, Donny Osmond, and Patricia Heaton). There’s also a large virtual exhibit hall filled with the leading vendors in the field and a number of interesting newbies.
Of course, Genealogical.com will have a virtual exhibit at RootsTech Connect, too. If you come to our booth, you can see Roberta Estes, author of DNA for Native American Genealogy, and several other authors talk about their books. You’re bound to pick up some extra tips for your own research along the way. You’ll be able to download free copies of catalogues. We will have a number of conference-only special promotions, too. Be sure to read next week’s issue of “Genealogy Pointers” for more details. In the meantime be sure to register for RootsTech Connect 2022.