Watch Select RootsTech Presentations Online

  • 2 February 2014

Can’t attend the upcoming RootsTech Family History Conference in Salt Lake City in person? You can still watch select sessions that will be streamed live over the Internet.

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  • Those unable to attend RootsTech in person can still view select presentations online.
  • Fifteen sessions will be streamed live on the home page of
  • Five sessions for Church members can be viewed on

Can’t attend the upcoming RootsTech Family History Conference in Salt Lake City in person? You may be interested to know that 15 sessions will be streamed live and complimentary over the Internet on the conference website. Five additional sessions aimed specifically at Church members will be available on

Interested viewers can watch the technology and family history presentations live on the home page and enjoy and good sampling of conference content. A selection of classes from Family Discovery Day on Saturday will also be streamed online for Church members on, including an address by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Now in its fourth year, RootsTech has attracted more than 10,000 registered attendees, and leaders expect more than 20,000 additional viewers online.

Following is the schedule of the 15 one-hour sessions and speakers that will be streamed online on as well as the five presentations that will be streamed live on All times are in mountain standard time (MST).

Presentations Streamed on

Thursday, February 6

10:30 a.m.       Top 10 Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch, by Tammy Hepps

1:00 p.m.         FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next, by Ron Tanner

2:30 p.m.         Intro to DNA for Genealogists, by James Rader

4:00 p.m.         Genealogy in the Cloud, by Randy Hoffman

5:00 p.m.         Sharing Your Family with Multimedia, by Michael LeClerc

Friday, February 7

10:30 a.m.       Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero, by David Adelman

1:00 p.m.         Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media, by Lisa Alzo

2:30 p.m.         Getting the Most Out of, by Crista Cowen

4:00 p.m.         Finding Family and Ancestors outside the USA with New Technologies, by Daniel Horowitz

5:00 p.m.         Do It Yourself Photo Restoration, by Ancestry Insider

Saturday, February 8

10:30 a.m.       Become an iPad Power User, by Lisa Louise Cooke

1:00 p.m.         Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results, by D. Josh Taylor

2:30 p.m.         A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless, by Randy Whited

4:00 p.m.         How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History, by Tom Taylor

5:00 p.m.         Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep, by Deborah Gamble

Presentations Streamed on

The following selection of classes from Family Discovery Day will be streamed online Saturday at

Saturday, February 8

10:00 am.           Can You Hear Them? by Elder Bradley Foster of the Seventy

11:00 a.m.          Igniting Family History in Your Ward, Quorums, and Groups, by Elder Allan F. Packer

11:45 a.m.          Member Class, Part 1: Connecting Past, Present, and Future through Stories, by Heidi Swinton and Tim Cross

1:30 p.m.            Start with the Heart: Understanding the Family History Consultants’ Core Responsibilities, by Shipley Munson

4:00 p.m.            Find Our Cousins, by Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. The first annual conference was held in 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hosted by FamilySearch and sponsored by leading genealogical organizations, the conference includes hands-on demonstrations and forums to provide a highly interactive environment and accelerate learning. Content is geared to young and old, beginner to advanced levels.