If you are new to genealogy, you’ve likely not heard of RootsTech. RootsTech is the yearly genealogy convention held each January in Salt Lake City, Utah. Organized by the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints (LDS), it is the largest gathering of genealogists and family historians of all skill levels.
The LDS Church generously puts a couple dozen of the RootsTech sessions each year on the Rootstech.org website for free viewing at any time. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Censational Census Strategies, by Mary Kircher Roddy, Rootstech 2017
- Search All the Jurisdictions and Find More Records, by Laurie Castillo, RootsTech 2018
- The Silent Language of the Stones, Reading Gravestones Through Symbols and Carvings, by Joy Neighbors, RootsTech 2019
There are sessions for every religion, ethic group, genealogy skill level, and DNA. No account or sign-in required. The presenters are top notch and the sessions are well-paced, not too fast and not too slow. It’s a great way to easy learn some skills or knowledge just as you need it. Check them out!