by Tyler Stahle and Miryelle Resek On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Jonathan and Drew Scott, more commonly known as the Property Brothers from the popular HGTV show, will grace the RootsTech stage as keynote speakers at the world’s largest family history conference. At RootsTech, the brothers will talk about their unique family ties and the […]
People of every age, locale, and background share a need to know where they come from. How would it be to find a website that could provide stories along with information and family clues? Then, what if the website could help guide searchers to discover more about their families’ past? It’s not a dream. FamilySearch.org is uniquely qualified to fill those needs. During 2016, it expanded its resources and improved its interface to make the process ever easier. Full Story
When Diane Laytham went to RootsTech earlier this year, she noticed promotional material for myFamily History Youth Camp to be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, July 25–29, 2016. Her mother, Roberta Allen Allred, an avid family genealogist, had left Diane the family history trust fund established by Roberta’s father, Elijah Allen. Diane […]
So you’ve hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? Perhaps you feel like you’ve searched every record and uncovered every document, and there’s still a missing link. Maybe that missing 1890 census is throwing a wrench in your research. Whatever the case may be, brick walls can leave each of us with feelings of frustration and confusion. Full Story
by Miryelle Resek What happens when you mix desserts, a family-run business, and an innovative entrepreneur? You get a family-friendly television show known for extreme customer requests and stunning results.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, Kalani Sitake, head coach of the Brigham Young University football team will grace the RootsTech stage as keynote speaker at Family Discover Day. Sitake, who is widely recognized for his success on the football field as a player and a coach, is expected to inspire the RootsTech audience with stories of faith, football, and family. Full Story
Yes, you heard correctly. LeVar Burton is coming to RootsTech 2017. On Friday, February 10, 2017, the wildly popular actor, producer, and director will grace the stage at RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference.
In a day when we seem to be exposed to a never-ending stream of reality shows, Como Cheguei Aqui? (How Did I Get Here?) is a reality show that offers a refreshing change. It features six young Brazilian contestants ranging in ages from 16 to 29 who begin a journey of self-discovery. By the end of this series, these six contestants will learn a lot more about their own lives and the lives of the families they come from. If you know anyone who speaks Spanish or Portuguese, this is a program to share with them. They will be glad you did. Full Story