Saturday, February 04, 2017

Popular RootsTech 2017 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

The following is from RootsTech.

Popular RootsTech 2017 Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule LAKE CITY, UT (January 26, 2017)--Mark your calendars! RootsTech, the massive family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 8-11, 2017, announced its free live online streaming schedule for 17 of its popular sessions including Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers, Star Trek's Levar BurtonThe Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, and the Genetic Genealogist, CeCe Moore, Liz Wiseman, and Steve Rockwood.. The live broadcasts online give those unable to attend in-person worldwide a sampling of the show's marquee content. Interested viewers will be able to watch the select broadcasts live at

"RootsTech 2017 offers over 200 sessions for those fortunate to attend in-person," said Chad Schumacher, RootsTech marketing manager. "However, the select sessions we will live stream for free will expand the show's reach significantly, giving many, many more the opportunity to participate remotely online in this world class conference." In 2016, over 150,000 viewers watched the conference sessions streamed live online. Even more are expected in 2017.

The streamed sessions will include the popular general sessions and a sampling of technology and family history presentations appealing to varied interests.

RootsTech Streaming Schedule  

Watch at No registration is required to view the live streams. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST). The stream will automatically refresh at the beginning of each session (otherwise use the Refresh button on your browser).

Time (MST)
Class Title
Wednesday, February 8, 20179:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Innovator Summit General SessionSteve Rockwood (CEO, FamilySearch)
Liz Wiseman (Author, Multipliers)
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Industry Trends and OutlookCraig Bott and Guest Panel
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Innovation - Best Practices and ApplicationsCydni Tetro
Thursday, February 9, 20178:30a.m. - 10:00 a.m.RootsTech General SessionSteve Rockwood
Jonathan and Drew Scott (HGTV's Property Brothers)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Getting Started in GenealogyKelli Bergheimer
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.DNA: The Glue that Holds Families TogetherDiahan Southard
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.DNA Matching on MyHeritageDana Drutman
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Jewish Genealogy: Where to Look and What’s AvailableLara Diamond
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Family History is Anything but BoringCrystal Farish and Rhonna Farrer
Friday, February 10, 20178:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.RootsTech General SessionLevar Burton (Star Trek, RootsTech, Reading Rainbow)
Special Guest Panel
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.RootsTech Innovator Showdown Finals
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Mother's, Daughters, Wives: Tracing Female LinesJudy Russell (The Legal Genealogist)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Censational Census StrategiesMary Kircher Roddy
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Big 4: Comparing Ancestry, Findmypast, FamilySearch, and MyHeritageSunny Morton
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Cross the Atlantic with Religious RecordsJen Baldwin
Saturday, February 11, 20178:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.RootsTech General SessionCece Moore (The Genetic Genealogist)
Buddy Valastro (The Cake Boss)
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.Journaling Principles that WorkSteve Reed
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Don’t Just Be a Searcher, Be a ResearcherCrista Cowan
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Creating Google Alerts for your GenealogyKatherine R. Wilson



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