Monday, December 11, 2017


There were a comfortable 28 entries in this year's Renee's Genealogy Blog contest for a FREE RootsTech 2018 4-day pass.  I recognized several names on the result form spreadsheet.  To ensure absolute fairness I used the "True Random Number Generator" widget to pick a spreadsheet number.

The Winner is #12

I am happy to see Doris Bateman as this years RootsTech winner. Her answer to ...

How would attending RootsTech this year help you?

"I am just recovering from health problems and no longer have cutting edge knowledge of what is happening in the Genealogy world. I need to catch up!"

RootsTech is just the place you need. Congratulations Doris!! You're going to RootsTech 2018. 

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday Special—RootsTech 2018

Register today for a 4-day RootsTech pass for only $169! Regularly priced at $279, that’s a savings of over $100. Use promotional code CYBER18. This promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. MST tonight.
Register Today

Promotional discount cannot be applied to prior registrations.

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With over 300 breakout sessions for all skill levels, there’s something for YOU at RootsTech. See the full schedule.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Win a Free RootsTech 2018 4 Day Pass!

WAHOO!! As an Official RootsTech Ambassador, I have one RootsTech 2018 4-day pass to give away to a very lucky reader (a $279 value). This is the largest Genealogy Conference in the World.

RootsTech will be held February 28 - March 3, 2018
 in the Salt Place Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

This is good for one FREE RootsTech Pass 2018. It includes the registration fee for over 300+ classes, Keynote General Sessions, Innovation Showcase, Expo Hall, and evening events. This registration does not include travel, hotel, meals, labs or any other compensation. The Getting Started and free Family Discovery Day Pass are not included, and must be added on separately. Enter only if you plan on attending. Only one entry per person will be valid. Selection made by random drawing.

This contest will end on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m (MT). The winner will be contacted by email the following morning. By entering this contest you agree to give Renee feedback on your RootsTech 2018 experience, along with a photograph of yourself attending the event.

Direct link to entry form -

Elder and Sister Oaks Speaking at RootsTech Family Discovery Day 2018

Elder and Sister Oaks to Speak at Family Discovery Day
RootsTech is pleased to announce Elder and Sister Oaks as featured speakers at the popular Family Discovery Day, happening Saturday, March 3, 2018. Family Discovery Day is a FREE one-day event for families and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Learn More
In addition to hearing from Elder and Sister Oaks, you will:
  • Hear inspiring messages and performances from special guests, including popular LDS speaker Hank Smith, America’s Got Talentfinalist Evie Clair, popular singer Kenya Clark, and prominent Latin American artist, Alex Melecio.
  • Experience the interactive expo hall, where families and friends can create a visual family tree, recreate family history photographs, and more.
  • Enjoy the RootsTech closing event, My Family, Mi Herencia, featuring Luz de Las Naciones.
  • Attend a selection of classes designed to teach you how to find family names, prepare them for temple blessings, and teach others how to do the same.

Invite your family, friends, ward, and stake to RootsTech Family Discovery Day 2018 
As someone planning to attend RootsTech Family Discovery Day 2018, we invite you to extend the invitation to your family, friends, ward, and stake to join you at an event that promises to inspire all who attend to discover, connect, and share family stories.

Experience more at RootsTech 2018 
RootsTech, the world’s largest family history conference, is happening February 28–March 3, 2018, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. With inspiring keynote speakers, including Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, award-winning photographer and storyteller Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, a gigantic expo hall, informative sessions, and entertaining events, RootsTech has something for everyone. Passes start at just $69. Registration is required for both Family Discovery Day and RootsTech. Visit to register.

Light Keepers: A Family History Experience for Women 
If you’re interested in learning more at RootsTech, consider attending Light Keepers: A Family History Experience for Women. This hands-on experience will take place during RootsTech on Thursday, March 1, 2018. You’ll be introduced to the basics of family history by passionate and energetic experts, and you’ll learn simple, fun ways to incorporate it into your life. Registration for this special event is $159. Visit to register.