I’m Going to RootsTech!

I got a very nice surprise last week. I opened up my email to find an invitation to become an official RootsTech 2012 blogger!  I think you could hear me squeal clear to the Salt Lake. Never mind that I work in a library, who could remain quiet in the face of such momentous news? I thought about it for all of … oh, a second and a half …. and emailed back an enthusiastic yes!

I am going to RootsTech!  I must say it helps take the sting out of missing out on all the fun at the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference this week.

But what is RootsTech, you say? It’s a conference designed to bring technologists and genealogists together for 3 days of collaboration, presentations and general family history and technology awesomeness.  It takes place Feb. 2-4, 2012, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.  Early bird registration opened today, Sept. 7. Leave a comment if you’re planning on going and we’ll arrange a meetup!  As we say in Oklahoma, this is gonna be the most fun you can have with your boots on!


Family Tree Firsts is an ongoing blog series featuring newbie genealogist Nancy Shively of Skiatook, OK. Read all her posts at Family Tree University.


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5 thoughts on “I’m Going to RootsTech!

  1. I’m a genealogist in Florida, and just registered for my first RootsTech conference, and this will also be my first visit to SLC. I too missed the FGS conference. I’m curious – how does one get to be an official blogger? Of the two ‘official’ hotels, is there one that could be recommended over the other? (Salt Lake Plaza vs Radisson)

  2. (Never mind about my previous question regarding official bloggers. I’ve just read the FAQ.)

  3. Hi Kathy,
    I understand that the Radisson is actually attached to the convention center so that’s the one I chose. But don’t feel bad, I’m new to all this too!

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