Registration is open now for RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference in the United States. Instructors and companies from around the world will gather in Salt Lake for 3 days to teach you about the newest technologies to help you trace your roots.

RootsTech will be held February 6­-8, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. FamilySearch, the conference sponsor says the conference "is a unique global event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology."

There are learning opportunities for all levels and interests including:

  • Over 200 classes taught by genealogy experts, including hands-on computer lab courses. 
  • A huge expo hall with companies working to make your research easier.
  • A "Getting Started" track of 30 classes to help beginners--with tickets starting at only $19.
  • Developers Day classes for those interested in developing new genealogy products.
  • And new this year, "Family Discovery Day" on Saturday with free classes and activities for the whole family to explore with special inspirational classes for members of the LDS Church.
  • Early Bird prices are good until Jan 6th 2014 with a Full Access Pass at $159 and a Getting Started Pass at $39. Register at

    I will be speaking about my book Zap The Grandma Gap: Connect With Your Family By Connecting Them To Their Family History in a hands on discussion workshop entitled: "Zap The Grandma Gap--Leave A Heritage Workshop."  We'll work together on coming up with specific ideas about how to leave a strong heritage to your children and grandchildren.  And my 14 year old son will be teaching "Get to Know Your Geezers" a how-to research class for youth 18 and under.  Stop by and see us at Family ChartMasters in the vendors hall too.  It is going to be a great party.  See you there.