RootsTech 2017 will take place on February 8-11, 2017. The type of Pass you purchase determines what Sessions/Labs you will have access to. The two least expensive Passes are the Getting Started Pass and the Getting Started (1 Day Only) Pass. Here is what those passes offer on February 11, 2017.
The Getting Started Pass is good for Thursday through Saturday of RootsTech 2017. It is being offered at a promotional price of $69. The Getting Started Pass (1 Day Only) is $49. You get to choose if you want to attend RootsTech 2017 on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
* General Session – Saturday
This session will feature CeCe Moore and Buddy ‘Cake Boss’ Valastro. CeCe Moore is an independent genetic genealogist and media consultant. Buddy Valastro is a fourth generation baker whom you may recognize from the Cake Boss TV show on TLC. His family business is called Carlo’s Bakery.
* Let Your DNA Tell the Story – Presented by Diahan Southard from Your DNA Guide
* Capture Anyone’s Life History in 30 Minutes! – Presented by Karen Corbitt from Emberall
* Research Strategies and Ideas for Beginners – Presented by Crystal Farish from Ancestry ProGenealogists
* 7 Tips for Making Sense of a Box of Snapshots – Presented by Maureen Taylor
* Timelines: Back to the Future of Your Research – Presented by Daniel Earl
* In addition, the RootsTech Expo Hall will be open until 5:00 p.m. The Expo Hall is the place to discover helpful solutions, watch demonstrations, and interact with innovative family history technology.
There are some Ad Ons you can attend if you pay extra:
* Hands on with FamilySearch Family Tree – Presented by Beth Taylor from FamilySearch
* Gworks, Strawberries and More! – Presented by Angie Bush from Ancestry ProGenealogists
* Make Your Own Family Map Using Google’s My Maps – Presented by Francie Kennedy
* FGS Sponsored Lunch – Sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies
* Ancestry Sponsored Lunch
* Create Genealogy Videos and Images Quickly for Free with Spark – Presented by Shannon Combs-Bennett from T2 Family History
* Palaeography Lab – Presented by Diane Lungo, Maggie Richards, and Jill Woodbury
* Introduction to Chromosome Mapping – Presented by Paul Woodbury from Legacy Tree Genealogists
* RootsTech Closing Event: Celebrating Life with Music…AND Cake
This last event caps off RootsTech 2017. It will feature comedic entertainer Jason Hewlett; BYU Men’s a cappella chorus, Vocal Point; and a cappella women’s chorus, Noteworthy.
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