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RootsTech has announced its conference is going international, beginning with the United Kingdom in 2019. RootsTech will host an event in London 24–26 October 2019 at the ExCeL London Convention Centre.

“We are incredibly excited to take the learnings and excitement of RootsTech to London and to our friends in the United Kingdom and beyond,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO.

“Interest in one’s family discovery is growing throughout the world, particularly throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia and this event will provide many people who are unable to attend the conference in Salt Lake City with the same excitement, resources, learnings and motivation to discover more about their families and themselves.”

The RootsTech London convention will follow a similar model that has been proven successful over the past nine years in Salt Lake City, Utah. It will offer more than 150 informative lectures taught by industry experts, inspirational keynote sessions, entertainment, and an exciting exhibit hall where vendors from around the world will display family history technology and services.

“This event model has proven to be a great way for people to engage in family history, regardless of age or genealogical skill level. Everyone is welcome at RootsTech,” said Jen Allen, event director.

“We are excited to further position RootsTech as a global community for anyone to discover their family and to deepen their sense of belonging that we all yearn for.”

The RootsTech London convention will not replace the annual conference in Salt Lake City but will serve as an additional RootsTech event. All sessions of the RootsTech London conference will be conducted in English. For more information see the RootsTech London website https://www.rootstech.org/london.

About RootsTech

RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.