Global RootsTech 2021 Family History Conference Free to Participants Around the World for the First Time
RootsTech, considered to be the largest family history conference in the world, is hosted by FamilySearch, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all people discover their family story.
"I am excited about this remarkable opportunity to learn about and celebrate our families and heritage," said Jared Nelson, president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "In a time that is marked by loss of loved ones and loss of opportunities, this virtual conference is open to everyone and is an incredible blessing to gather, learn and share as a local and global community."
This year, presenters will teach from international locations, and all experiences will be available in 11 languages. Keynote speakers include Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa, Australian motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, Indian American actor Erick Avari, South African band Ladysmith Black Mambazo and former professional football players from Uruguay and Brazil.
There will be nearly 2,000 classes offered in a variety of categories, including:
● Finding Living Relatives
● Finding Ancestors
● Places, People, & Research
● Memories – Stories, Photos, Videos
● Traditions and Heritage
● Websites, Tools & Apps
In addition to classes, there will also be a virtual Expo Hall. Companies and vendors from around the world will be helping users make personal and family discoveries through a dynamic and interactive expo hall experience. Users will be able to see the latest in new product demonstrations in a virtual demo theater, get hands-on instruction and receive personal assistance.
Complimentary registration is available at RootsTech.org.
Metro-Atlanta residents in the northern Gwinnett and Hall counties are welcome to schedule an appointment to access the Sugar Hill Family History center located at 4833 Suwanee Dam Rd., Suwanee, GA. This center is open on designated times Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays by appointment only. Local family history enthusiasts can click here to view available time slots.
Cindy Williams, Communication Director
Sugar Hill GA Stake, The Church of Jesus Christ