Countdown to Roots Tech Day #1: The Story of the Ten Generation Phone Call

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RootsTech is coming! I’m so excited! I always feel such a sense of community, love, and hope when I attend! I’ve never actually attended in person, I always watch the online stuff. Last year, 2021, and this year year, 2022, ALL of it is online. You can watch archived videos here to see what it’s like. It’s a treasure trove!

You can register for this online event for free here.

What is RootsTech? RootsTech is the world’s largest family history event. It’s a 3 day event sponsored by FamilySearch, coming March 3-5 2022, in Salt Lake City. You don’t have to come to SLC, though, because it’s all online. The conference offers classes and speakers talking about family history. You can learn how to do research, how to tell better family stories, and why it’s all important. Plus you learn about all the cool technology out there to help you do the research. Every year they have the Innovator Showdown. It’s a contest to see who’s got the best new technology for doing family history research. Here’s the page for the contestants and winner for 2017. It’s so fun to see what people have invented to help us preserve our memories.

Again, you can register for free here.

Every year they have fascinating speakers, like Paula Madison, Bruce Feiler, and LeVar Burton. It’s all so fun because it’s a 3 day party celebrating family history!

In the RootsTech spirit of family stories, I’m sharing a story today. Hopefully I’ll be sharing one each day as we get nearer to RootsTech. This story is about a man who got baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1973. From that day onward, off and on, he felt promptings from the Holy Ghost to do family history research. After many, many years, he acted on the prompting, after arguing with the Holy Ghost. He ended up calling a stranger in Vermont. What happened after that phone call resulted in a mother lode of family history information. You can read the story here. I love stories like this!

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