Attending Rootstech 2016 Tips

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 1.51.44 PMSo excited for Rootstech 2016! Rootstech is the world’s largest family history expo, and I am super busy updating, adding and fine-tuning my presentation to give you the latest and best information that I can. I will be speaking on Friday, 5 February at 11:00 am on:

GS2033-F – Becoming Your Own Family’s History Expert

Learn secrets from the pros and take your sleuthing skills to the next level. Come learn tips and tech that will help you focus your time and efforts to become more productive and successful in finding those elusive, hard-to-find ancestors and how to verify what has already been done. Every family needs at least one person who is the go-to source for accurate information on the family history – let it be you!

ROOM: 155E

Family History Skill Level: Beginner


I can’t wait to share the secrets and tips I have learned from professional genealogists that will help you and your genealogy and family history research for your own family. As a Board Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as a Research Consultant at the Family History Library, I have learned from the very best researchers in the business! Time to take your genealogy research to the next level.

Tips for Attending Rootstech:

  • Download the Rootstech 2016 App – available for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. This will give you the latest updates, speakers, vendors, maps and schedules.
  • The Exhibitor Hall is 20% BIGGER than last year – and last year was HUGE! This means wear comfortable walking shoes, check your coat and have a bag to collect info from vendors.
  • Plan your schedule of classes ahead of time and have a Plan B if your first choice fills up.
  • Look at the vendor list and make a list of those you want to be sure and see. Conference discounts are something I look forward to all year!
  • Talk to and network with other attendees. Some of the greatest learning happens outside the classroom!
  • Get out of the vendor hall and go to class! It is easy to get sucked in there and never leave. Budget your time wisely.

Most of all plan to learn, grow and have fun! Even more important than any of that, if you see me, stop and say “Hi!” 


  1. Valerie,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I’m excited to atteend again. See you soon. Where did you get your speaker badge?

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