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Free Genealogy Lessons from Rootstech

Mark your calendar, set your alarms, and grab a seat because for the next 4 days there is a wonderful opportunity to take in a genealogy conference from the comfort of your couch. While it won't give you the complete and thrilling experience of going to a Rootstech conference live it is a wonderful opportunity to take in some of the great speakers and expand your research and genealogy knowledge. 

Pour yourself a beverage, pull up a chair and enjoy 19 streaming sessions over the next 4 days courtesy of Rootstech. For those of you not familiar with Rootstech live streaming sessions, it's easy.  At the time of the session, head on over to and the streaming will begin a the given time for each upcoming session.

Note: The stream refreshes at the beginning of each session. If is does not, refresh the page manually by clicking the refresh button on your browser. streaming sessions are at Mountain Standard Time so set your own time clock so you don't miss a thing. Click the links below to see descriptions of each session.

Check out the calendar of live streaming sessions below. Enjoy!


9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. | Innovator Summit General Session
Speakers: Steve Rockwood, Liz Wiseman
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. | Industry Trends and Outlook
Speakers: Craig Bott and Guest Panel
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Innovation—Best Practices and Applications
Speaker: Cydni Tetro


8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Steve Rockwood, Jonathan and Drew Scott
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Getting Started in Genealogy
Speaker: Kelli Bergheimer
12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m. | DNA: The Glue That Holds Families Together
Speaker: Diahan Southard
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | DNA Matching on MyHeritage
Speaker: Dana Drutman
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s Available
Speaker: Lara Diamond
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Family History Is Anything but Boring
Speakers: Crystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer


8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Levar Burton, Special Guest Panel
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m. | Mothers, Daughters, Wives: tracing Female Lines
Speaker: Judy Russell
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Censational Census Strategies
Speaker: Mary Kircher Roddy
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage
Speaker: Sunny Morton
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Cross the Atlantic with Religious Records
Speaker: Jen Baldwin


8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. | RootsTech General Session
Speakers: Cece Moore, Buddy Valastro
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Journaling Principles That Work
Speaker: Steve Reed
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a Researcher
Speaker: Crista Cowan
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Creating Google Alerts for Your Genealogy
Speaker: Katherine R. Wilson