Have Fun with Us at RootsTech!

It’s almost here, the gathering genealogists eagerly anticipate: the annual RootsTech conference, the biggest genealogical event of the year, happening in Salt Lake City, Utah, from this Thursday, February 29th, until Saturday, March 2nd.

GenealogyBank of course will be there, staffing booth #1307.

Whether you’re attending RootsTech in person or online, come pay us a visit. We’re ready to have fun – and also do some genealogy work with you, answering questions and providing search tips. Ask us how we can help you find your ancestor!

We will have in-booth presentations (see schedule below). We will also have a fun photo booth and we will be giving away a free membership as well as several books. And we have a special membership offer good only during the conference (details below).

Illustration: GenealogyBank at RootsTech 2024

Melony Young, our Director of Consumer Support, said: “We are excited to be at RootsTech this year because the theme is so closely related to our site. The theme for 2024 is ‘Your Story Is Worth Remembering.’ Since GenealogyBank.com is a premier resource for telling your family’s stories, we are happy to participate and present this year.”

GenealogyBank Presentations Schedule (all times are Mountain Time)

Thursday, Feb. 29

9:05   Advanced Search Tips
10:35 Adding Color to Your Family Tree
2:35   Tips on How to Read Old Handwriting

Friday, March 1

9:05   Searching Newspapers
10:35 Adding Color to Your Family Tree
2:35   Tips on How to Read Old Handwriting

Saturday, March 2

Saturday is the family day. We will not be formally presenting on Saturday, as the day is free-flowing and interactive.

Two Featured Presentations

GenealogyBank will make two featured presentations during RootsTech, both by Melony:

  • Thursday, February 29th at 3:00 pm, on the World Heritage Stage: “Native American Research Tips”
  • Friday, March 1st at 3:00 pm, in Ballroom A: “Researching Newspaper Obituaries”
Photo: Melony Young, GenealogyBank’s Director of Consumer Support.
Photo: Melony Young, GenealogyBank’s Director of Consumer Support.

About Our Featured Speaker

Melony Young is a seasoned Customer Support Director and Corporate Trainer, and has played a crucial role in developing and training teams at companies like American Express, The American Red Cross, Wayfair, and currently, GenealogyBank.com. Melony has also been known to “dabble” in acting and voiceover work.

Melony developed a love and respect for genealogy work through her grandmother Arlene’s lifelong passion of family history and research, and continues this legacy through an ongoing project with her children and grandson to capture and document life events and memories. Family history research and DNA even helped her connect with a half-brother.

Drawings for Give-Aways

We will be having drawings during RootsTech to give away a free membership as well as several books.

Book Prizes

  • Reading Early American Handwriting (2)
  • The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy
  • Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors
  • Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
  • New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy
  • How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records
  • Generation by Generation: A Modern Approach to the Basics of Genealogy
  • The Story of Yorktown Told by the Men Who Were There
  • Discover Your Ancestors Using Land Records
  • Victory or Death: Military Decisions That Changed the Course of the American Revolution

GenealogyBank Promotional Offer for RootsTech

We have a fantastic RootsTech promotional offer with a free ebook:

Illustration: GenealogyBank's special offer for RootsTech 2024

During the RootsTech conference, you can save 60% on an annual GenealogyBank membership, just $48.95 (regularly $121.90), plus receive a free ebook, Newspapers Give Us the Rest of the Story.

You can order by phone, 866-641-3297, or by clicking the “Join Now & Save” orange button.

This special offer ends March 4 at midnight EST.

Register for Free for the RootsTech Online Conference!

You can enjoy RootsTech 2024 in person or by joining online. It only takes 10 seconds to join online, and you will get access Feb 29-Mar 2 to hundreds of class sessions, the expo hall, awesome keynote addresses and other unique experiences to help you discover more about your story: https://www.familysearch.org/campaign/rootstechregistration

RootsTech runs Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 29th – March 2nd). Classes start at 8:00 am each day (keep in mind that RootsTech, being in Salt Lake City, Utah, is on Mountain time). On-Demand sessions are available all day. The Expo Hall opens at 9:00 am (yes, there is also a virtual Expo Hall).

GenealogyBank.com is a premier resource for telling your family stories and an invaluable way to begin or enhance your family research. With over 330 years of historical records and newspapers, you are sure to uncover names and stories you’ve never known. With the help of our exclusive content, more than 296 million obituaries and over 15,000 U.S. newspapers, your family story can be brought to life through new discoveries.

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