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 ESTUS MSTPresentationPresenter/s
Thu, 28 Feb, 3.30amWed, 27 Feb, 9.30amWhat's New at FamilySearch?Ron Tanner
Thu, 28 Feb, 5.00amWed, 27 Feb, 11.00amHear Them Sing! Social History and NarrativeRebecca Whitman Koford
Thu, 28 Feb, 7.30amWed, 27 Feb, 1.30pmUncovering Family Stories with British and Irish Historic NewspapersMyko Clelland
Thu, 28 Feb, 9.00amWed, 27 Feb, 3.00pmConnecting Your DNA MatchesDihan Southard
Thu, 28 Feb 10.30amWed, 27 Feb, 4.30pmWednesday General Session and Opening EventSteve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch
Fri, 1 Mar, 2.00amThu, 28 Feb, 8.00amMaking the Leap - Becoming a Professional GenealogistLuana Darby
Fri, 1 Mar, 3.30amThu, 28 Feb, 9.30amFinally! German Church Records and How to Use them on FamilySearchTrish Melander
Fri, 1 Mar, 5.00amThu, 28 Feb, 11.00amThursday General Session: Patricia HeatonPatricia Heaton
Fri, 1 Mar, 7.30amThu, 28 Feb, 1.30pmWhat You Don't Know About AncestryCrista Cowan
Fri, 1 Mar, 9.00amThu, 28 Feb, 3.00pm"Jumping the Broom", Oil Inheritance, and African American Marriage in the SouthKenyatta Berry
Fri, 1 Mar, 10.30amThu, 28 Feb, 4.30pmPerilous Assumptions: Revisiting Those First Finds Kris Rzepczynski
Sat, 2 Mar, 2.00amFri, 1 Mar, 8.00amWhy and How to Put Yourself into Your Family HistoryCurt Witcher, Amy Johnson Crow & Scott Fisher
Sat, 2 Mar, 3.30amFri, 1 Mar, 9.30amEssential Considerations for DNA EvidenceBlaine Bettinger
Sat, 2 Mar, 5.00amSat, 2 Mar, 5.00amFriday General Session: Saroo BrierleySaroo Brierley
Sat, 2 Mar, 7.30amFri, 1 Mar, 1.30pmGetting the Most Out of Billions of Records on MyHeritage SuperSearchMike Mansfield
Sat, 2 Mar, 9.00amFri, 1 Mar, 3.00pmDiscover Your Japanese AncestorsValerie Elkins
Sat, 2 Mar, 10.30amFri, 1 Mar, 4.30pmThe Research Road Map: You Path to SuccessAmy Johnson Crow
Sun, 3 Mar, 2.00amSat, 2 Mar, 8.00amTrace the Story of Immigrant Ancestors in 3 StepsSusan Miller, D. Joshua Taylor & Frederick Wertz
Sun, 3 Mar, 3.30amSat, 2 Mar, 9.30amExamining Your DNA Matches with DNA PainterJonny Perl
Sun, 3 Mar, 5.00amSat, 2 Mar, 11.00amSaturday General Session: Jake ShimabukuroJake Shimabukuro
Sun, 3 Mar, 7.30amSat, 2 Mar, 1.30amLeading with Science at 23andMeSarah Lashkey
Sun, 3 Mar, 9.00amSat, 2 Mar, 3.00pmThe Silent Language of the Stones: Reading Gravestones through Symbols and CarvingsJoy 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.