When you first start researching your family history, you soon become aware how important Family Search and Salt Lake city are and that it is the heart of Family History. I started researching my family history nearly 10 years ago just about the same time as RootsTech started in Salt Lake City.

What is RootsTech I hear you ask, its only the biggest Family History event founded by Family Search and will be its tenth anniversary in Salt Lake City in 2020. Last year it was announced that RootsTech would come to Europe for the first time ever and not only Europe to London nearly on my doorstep, so it seemed my dream of being able to attend RootsTech had just come true as RootsTech was coming to us and we no longer had to travel to America. Giving us the chance to hear some of the most prominent speakers in various specialised areas of Genealogy, and meet up with friends as well as make new ones.

What Can You Expect ……..

If your like me, you may not know what to expect from RootsTech, well you wont be disappointed but you maybe overwhelmed with everything it has to offer.

There are over 150 sessions / classes to choose from covering a wide variety of topics from DNA to Workhouses, Various specialised regional areas of researching – Welsh, Scottish, Irish, German, French, Spain/Portugal and even Dutch.

The full list of sessions can be seen here https://www.rootstech.org/schedule  

RootsTech is a 3 day event from Thursday 24th of October to Saturday 26th of October and you need to purchase a pass which includes entry to all the sessions available on the day for the date of your pass or you can purchase a 3 day pass so you don’t miss anything, There is also a large Exhibition Hall with a Discovery Zone, Innovation Alley and Coaches Corner and not forgetting all the market leading vendors.

At the moment the passes are on special offer, a one day pass is on offer for £49 instead of £99 or a 3 day pass is reduced from £149 to £99 for a limited time and remember it includes all the sessions and Keynote Speakers, oh did I forget to mention them. Register HERE for your RootsTech pass don’t miss out on the special price.

But don’t rush off yet – Keep reading to find out how you can WIN a FREE 3 DAY PASS!

Keynote Speakers ……..

Each day there will be a Keynote Speaker, a special guest not necessarily someone you would first associate with Family History but someone who is always very family orientated. Talk about dreams come true when RootsTech announced there first Keynote speaker for RootsTech London – my childhood heart throb none other than Donny Osmond and he’s even going to sing!!

Over the next few months the other Keynote Speakers will be announced, I can’t wait to see who else will be appearing.

There is also a special appearance on the 25th of October at 6pm by the vocal group Tre Amici who made it into the top 10 of the UK X factor in 2018.

Do You Want a Free Pass to RootsTech……..

Now for the fun bit….. would you like to win a FREE 3 day pass to RootsTech.

As a RootTech Ambassador I have a 3 day pass to offer to the lucky winner worth £149

You will get entry to Over 150 sessions, Keynote and general sessions, the Expedition Hall and evening event.

The prize does not include accommodation or transport and if you have already purchased your pass for RootsTech London you can get a full refund.

Here is what you need to do:

Like my Facebook page Family Tree Searchers or follow me on Twitter @heathernowlan1 

and then send me a private message via Facebook, Twitter or email and tell me the most unusual or funny name you have found during your research and what relation they are to you.

This is open to anyone but please bare in mind you will need to travel to London for Rootstech and that it is a 3 day pass. The deadline is midnight on the 31st of July 2019. There is no cash equivalent, the decision is final.

The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter and they will be advised of how to register for their free pass.