29 January 2016

Global RootsTech Conference Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

29 January 2016—RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4-6, 2016, announced today that 15 of its popular sessions will be broadcast live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sample of this year’s conference content. Interested viewers can watch the live presentations at RootsTech.org. Saturday's Family Discovery Day sessions will be broadcast live on LDS.org

The streamed RootsTech sessions include the general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations.  Following are the broadcasted sessions and speakers. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):

RootsTech Streaming Schedule (RootsTech.org Thursday, February 4; Friday, February 5; Saturday February 6, 2016)
Time Length Day


Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 a.m. 90 Minutes RootsTech General Session: Stephen T. Rockwood, Paula Madison and
Bruce Feiler
RootsTech General Session: Josh and Naomi Davis and
David Isay
RootsTech General Session: Michael Leavitt
11:00 a.m. 60 Minutes RT5352
7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries
Mike Mansfield
GS3643
Innovator Showdown
(Starts at 10:30)
RT2449
Photos-Emerging Technologies in Photography
Jens Nielsen
1:30 p.m. 60 Minutes RT2390
Best Websites and Apps for Local
Amy Crow
GS2345
Proven Methodology for Using Google for Genealogy
Lisa Louise Cook
RT2560
Become a Master Searcher on Ancestry Anne Mitchell
3:00 p.m. 60 Minutes GS4310
What's New in Family Tree for 2016
Ron Tanner
RT7450
Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.org Robert Kehrer
RT1792
Homespun and Calico: Researching our Foremothers
Peggy Lauritzen
4:30 p.m. 60 Minutes GS2623
Virtual Family Reunions Joseph Richardson
RT1431
My Ancestors are from Britain-- What do I do next?
Myko Clelland
GS1532
5 Steps to Identify a Family Photo
Maureen Taylor

Family Discovery Day Streaming Schedule (LDS.org Saturday, February 6, 2016)
Time Length Session Information- English Session Information- Languages
1:00 p.m. 45 Minutes RootsTech Family Discovery Day Opening Session:
Elder Dale G. Renlund, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, Sister Ashley Renlund
RootsTech Family Discovery Day Opening Session:
Elder Dale G. Renlund, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, Sister Ashley Renlund
2:00 p.m. 45 Minutes Family History Discussion:
Sheri L. Dew and Sister Wendy W. Nelson
No Stream
3:15 p.m. 30 Minutes RootsTech Family Discovery Day Family Session:
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom and Brother Stephen W. Owen
RootsTech Family Discovery Day Family Session:
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom and Brother Stephen W. Owen
4:15 p.m. 30 Minutes RootsTech Family Discovery Day Youth and Family Session:
Taysom Hill and Britain Covey
No Stream

About RootsTech
RootsTech, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and connections. This annual event has become the largest of its kind in the world, attracting tens of thousands of participants worldwide.