In just over a month, tens of thousands of people from around the world will head to Salt Lake City, Utah for RootsTecch 2019.
It’s the biggest genealogy conference in the world, I have to say that NOTHING compares to it. So if you get the chance to go, DO IT!! You’ll be on a high for weeks. The friends you make, and the inspiration and amount your learn is second to none.
Anyway for those of us who aren’t going this year (like me), don’t worry as a number of the presentations are being streamed live! Starting on Wednesday, February 27, at 9.30am MST (which is Thursday, February 28, 2.00am Sydney time) to hear from popular speakers such as Diahan Southard, Kenyatta Berry, Crista Cowan, and Blaine Bettinger. The general sessions featuring keynote speakers are also being livestreamed.
View the free streaming schedule below, and to make life easier for us downunder, I’ve converted the the times to Sydney AEST time.
|Aus EST||US MST||Presentation||Presenter/s|
|Thu, 28 Feb, 3.30am||Wed, 27 Feb, 9.30am||What's New at FamilySearch?||Ron Tanner|
|Thu, 28 Feb, 5.00am||Wed, 27 Feb, 11.00am||Hear Them Sing! Social History and Narrative||Rebecca Whitman Koford|
|Thu, 28 Feb, 7.30am||Wed, 27 Feb, 1.30pm||Uncovering Family Stories with British and Irish Historic Newspapers||Myko Clelland|
|Thu, 28 Feb, 9.00am||Wed, 27 Feb, 3.00pm||Connecting Your DNA Matches||Dihan Southard|
|Thu, 28 Feb 10.30am||Wed, 27 Feb, 4.30pm||Wednesday General Session and Opening Event||Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 2.00am||Thu, 28 Feb, 8.00am||Making the Leap - Becoming a Professional Genealogist||Luana Darby|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 3.30am||Thu, 28 Feb, 9.30am||Finally! German Church Records and How to Use them on FamilySearch||Trish Melander|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 5.00am||Thu, 28 Feb, 11.00am||Thursday General Session: Patricia Heaton||Patricia Heaton|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 7.30am||Thu, 28 Feb, 1.30pm||What You Don't Know About Ancestry||Crista Cowan|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 9.00am||Thu, 28 Feb, 3.00pm||"Jumping the Broom", Oil Inheritance, and African American Marriage in the South||Kenyatta Berry|
|Fri, 1 Mar, 10.30am||Thu, 28 Feb, 4.30pm||Perilous Assumptions: Revisiting Those First Finds||Kris Rzepczynski|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 2.00am||Fri, 1 Mar, 8.00am||Why and How to Put Yourself into Your Family History||Curt Witcher, Amy Johnson Crow & Scott Fisher|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 3.30am||Fri, 1 Mar, 9.30am||Essential Considerations for DNA Evidence||Blaine Bettinger|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 5.00am||Fri, 1 Mar, 11.00am||Friday General Session: Saroo Brierley||Saroo Brierley|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 7.30am||Fri, 1 Mar, 1.30pm||Getting the Most Out of Billions of Records on MyHeritage SuperSearch||Mike Mansfield|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 9.00am||Fri, 1 Mar, 3.00pm||Discover Your Japanese Ancestors||Valerie Elkins|
|Sat, 2 Mar, 10.30am||Fri, 1 Mar, 4.30pm||The Research Road Map: You Path to Success||Amy Johnson Crow|
|Sun, 3 Mar, 2.00am||Sat, 2 Mar, 8.00am||Trace the Story of Immigrant Ancestors in 3 Steps||Susan Miller, D. Joshua Taylor & Frederick Wertz|
|Sun, 3 Mar, 3.30am||Sat, 2 Mar, 9.30am||Examining Your DNA Matches with DNA Painter||Jonny Perl|
|Sun, 3 Mar, 5.00am||Sat, 2 Mar, 11.00am||Saturday General Session: Jake Shimabukuro||Jake Shimabukuro|
|Sun, 3 Mar, 7.30am||Sat, 2 Mar, 1.30am||Leading with Science at 23andMe||Sarah Lashkey|
|Sun, 3 Mar, 9.00am||Sat, 2 Mar, 3.00pm||The Silent Language of the Stones: Reading Gravestones through Symbols and Carvings||Joy Neighbours|
To view the livestream, simply head on over to the RootsTech website www.rootstech.org at the appropriate time, and you can watch it live there.
If you were unable to make it to previous RootsTech’s, you can checkout the keynote and livestream videos from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 on their website here https://www.rootstech.org/video-archive.
While the official RootsTech hashtag is just #RootsTech, you can join the conversation happening on social media using #NotAtRootsTech hashtag.