#RootsTech 2019

(Read to the end to find out how you can win a RootsTech  Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 2019 4-Day Conference Pass)

As many of you know RootsTech is one of my favorite conferences. I’ve been going since the very beginning. In fact, I can attribute RootsTech to the birth of my online store; Shop the Hound.

When my husband and I went to RootsTech 2011. With around 3000 participates, I was totally drawn into the excitement. I went to all the genealogy sessions and my husband went to many of the tech sessions.  Each night we would go back to the hotel and bring each other up to speed on what we had found.  I’ve been going to RootsTech ever since. (Kevin hasn’t gone these past few years because his own business is bustling .)

How did RootsTech help with the birth of my store? Well at that first RootsTech in 2011 I found the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner in the Expo Hall. I had to have it and I had to sell it. I didn’t even have a store.  Flip-Pal was the first item that we sold and  Shop the Hound has been growing ever since.  We now have over 400 products.

So why do I love RootsTech?

  • Each day there is a keynote address. In the past, they’ve had Scott Hamilton, former first lady Laura Bush, Donny Osmond, Buddy Valastro the Cake Boss, the Scott Brothers (they are Canadian eh) and one of my favorites; CeCe Moore. You can find some of the past addresses HERE. RootsTech has already announced that Saroo Brierley is going to be one of the keynote speakers. Click HERE to read his incredible story.
  • There are over  300 classes to attend (see the schedule HERE) Classes for the beginner and the advanced in genealogy and all the DNA education you can learn in one place.
  •  An Expo Hall that you could spend all your time in and in fact I spent much of my time there last year.  You’ll find all the major DNA companies have booths as well as every genealogy software and so much more. There are coaching sessions to help you with your genealogy (tip; sign up early they are always sold out). Innovation Alley where you’ll see find new innovation to use in your genealogy or DNA.  You can learn more about the Expo Hall HERE.

So now for the really good stuff. In 2018 I became a RootsTech Ambassador (lol I was already one before I even became one) and I’m proud to say I’m a RootsTech Ambassador again for 2019. As a RootsTech Ambassador, I am able to giveaway a RootsTech 4-Day Conference Pass. The value of this pass is $299 US. So if you’d like to attend RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City you can enter HERE.     But you need to enter before November 30, 2018, at 11:45 CST

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