RootsTech Streamed Online

by Larry Richman on February 4, 2014

rootstech-logoCan’t attend this year’s RootsTech family history conference in person? 15 sessions will be streamed free over the Internet.

RootsTech is a family history and technology conference that offers family history training for adults and youth.

The following are the sessions and speakers that will be broadcast. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):

Thursday, February 6 on
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family from My Couch Tammy Hepps
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. FamilySearch Family Tree: What’s New and What’s Next Ron Tanner
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Intro to DNA for Genealogists James Rader
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Genealogy in the Cloud Randy Hoffman
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sharing Your Family with Multimedia Michael LeClerc
Friday, February 7 on
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Storytelling Super Powers: How to Come Off as Your Family’s Genealogy Hero David Adelman
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tweets, Links, Pins, and Posts: Break Down Genealogical Brick Walls with Social Media Lisa Alzo
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Getting the Most Out of Crista Cowen
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Finding family and ancestors outside the USA with new technologies Daniel Horowitz
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Do It Yourself Photo Restoration Ancestry Insider
Saturday, February 8 on
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Become and iPad Power User Lisa Louise Cooke
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Information Overload: Managing Online Searches and Their Results Josh Taylor
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A Beginner’s Guide to Going Paperless Randy Whited
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. How to Interview Yourself for a Personal History Tom Taylor
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Five Ways to Do Genealogy in Your Sleep Deborah Gamble


These are the sessions with LDS-specific content that will be streamed live on on Saturday, February 8th:

Saturday, February 8 on
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Igniting Family History in Your Ward, Quorums, and Groups Elder Allan F. Packer
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. Member Class, Part 1: Connecting Past, Present, and Future Through Stories Heidi SwintonTim Cross
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Start with the Heart: Understanding the Family History Consultants’ Core Responsibilities Shipley Munson

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria Bone February 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Will the streamed sessions also be archived to watch at a later time?

Larry Richman February 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Yes, videos of the sessions will be posted online after the live event so you can watch them later.

Cliff Stott February 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

where can I find archive of Elder Alan F. Packer’s talk at Rootstech Saturday, 8 Feb 2014?

Larry Richman February 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Larry Egbert February 15, 2014 at 7:03 am

Is there a video of the “Start with the Heart: Understanding the Family History Consultants’ Core Responsibilities” from Rootstech 2014 available for viewing?

Larry Richman February 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm
Sandra Oveson April 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

I’m looking for the handouts that was used during the presentation “Start with a Heart” for family history consultants. Could you please direct me where I can find the pdf. Thank you

Larry Richman April 7, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Wendy Taylor May 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Larry, I echo Sandra’s request. Have you tried that link?

Larry Richman May 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm

The videos from 2014 are at

There is also information at

I can’t find any of the handouts online now.

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