RootsTech Goes to London

Contributed By Rachel Sterzer, Church News staff writer

  • 29 August 2018

RootsTech attendees walk through the Rootstech convention in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 2, 2018. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

RootsTech, the popular family history and technology conference and trade show, is expanding its international reach in 2019 with an event in London October 24–26.

RootsTech, held annually in Salt Lake City, is hosted by FamilySearch International, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ family history organization.

RootsTech London will not replace the Salt Lake conference but will serve as an ancillary event. It will be held in the ExCel Convention Center, located just 5 minutes from the London City Airport.

“We are excited to further position RootsTech as a global community for everyone to discover their family and deepen their sense of belonging that we all yearn for,” said Jen Allen, event director, in an email to FamilySearch subscribers.

Interest in the RootsTech conference has been growing steadily since its launch in 2011. More than 17,000 guests from every state and 47 countries gathered at the Salt Palace Convention Center, and more than 111,000 tuned in via the internet for RootsTech 2018.

The event is dedicated to celebrating family and discovering family histories and includes hundreds of breakout sessions and celebrity speakers. The expansive expo hall features hundreds of companies offering products and services designed to help individuals discover and connect with family.

Registration for RootsTech London will open in late February 2019. To receive the latest updates and announcements, visit rootstech.org/london.

RootsTech opened at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Vendors and attendees move around the exhibit hall as RootsTech opens at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.