The RootsTech Genealogy Conference is one of my favorite events of the year. With over 30,000 attendees, the energy at this event is unrivaled. People travel from all over the world to be in Salt Lake City for these five days, full of excitement for expanding their genealogy knowledge, learning more about their family history and connecting with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. There’s just something about finding someone with the exact same passion that you have – and RootsTech offers 29,999 other someones! For those of you who couldn’t be there, check out the Virtual Pass – 18 online recorded sessions from the conference (which includes my class on “The Magic of German Church Records”!). I’ve also compiled a list for you of some of the great vendors present in the Expo Hall this year. From DNA tests and photo digitization to genealogical research and archive ideas, there’s something of interest for everyone!
I always have fun wearing my Austrian dirndl at my booth at RootsTech!
Vendors at RootsTech:
23andme: What is your DNA story?
Connect2Family: Develop relationships among the living members of your extended family.
EasyGenie: High-quality genealogy forms
Family Chartmasters: Professional genealogy chart printing service
Fold3: Discover your family’s military past.
Forever: The only full resolution online storage guaranteed for your lifetime +100 years
Genealogy Bank: Discover your family history in newspapers 1690-today.
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies: Non-profit umbrella organization coordinating the activities and annual conference of more than 70 national and local Jewish Genealogical Societies
Kindex: Searchable archives for everyone
Legacy Tree Genealogists: Put your family history in our hands
Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems: The best information, innovation & inspiration to help you grow your family tree (I have been a guest on two podcasts with Lisa, as well as written several guest posts for her site)
Living DNA: Find out where you really came from
Photos, Movies & More: Digitizing and protecting your family memories
RootsFinder: Free family tree
RootsMagic: Free family tree software
The Game of Genealogy: Board game on genealogy
To The Letter DNA: DNA testing of envelopes, postcards and aerogrammes from your passed loved-ones to enhance your genealogical research
Trace: Better research by combining the best genealogists on earth with your specific family research objectives.
WikiTree: Where genealogists collaborate