Thursday, January 24, 2019

RootsTech 2019 SLC Offers a Virtual Pass for 18 Recorded Sessions

The RootsTech 2019 SLC Conference is Wednesday, 27 February to Saturday, 2 March 2019 in Salt Lake City.

I received this information from FamilySearch and RootsTech 2019 today:


Access RootsTech Sessions When and Where You Want

We’re excited to announce the RootsTech virtual pass! With the virtual pass, you’ll have access to 18 online recorded sessions from the conference. You can watch playbacks from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone device whenever and however you’d like – all for just $129!

The virtual pass is perfect for any genealogist who is unable to travel to Salt Lake City and attend the conference in person. Already planning on attending but want access to more content? Add the virtual pass on to your existing registration for only $79!

Save money and further your family history skills? Now that’s convenient.

                              Purchase or Add-on Digital Pass

Is traveling to Salt Lake City for RootsTech 2019 not an option for you? Purchase the virtual pass and enjoy exclusive recorded sessions on demand.

Already planning on coming to RootsTech but still want all this great digital content? Add the virtual pass to your existing registration for only $79.

3 Reasons to Consider a Virtual Pass

Learn at Your Own Pace

The virtual pass allows you to soak up knowledge and improve your family history skills on your own time and at your own pace. Watch your favorite sessions multiple times. Pause, rewind, and take notes to ensure you get the most from every session.

Save Money

Eliminate the cost of travel, lodging, and transportation. Not to mention, paying only $129 to see 18 of the world’s best genealogy presentations is a pretty sweet deal.

Made for Your Lifestyle

We understand that life is busy and that you can’t always spend all day doing family history (wouldn’t that be great, though?). The virtual pass was built to accommodate your busy schedule. Pick and choose the sessions you want to watch, and access them whenever you’d like for an entire year.

What Classes Are Included in the Virtual Pass

  • Chromosome Mapping for Absolute Beginners—Jonny Perl
  • Must-Use U.S. Records at, FamilySearch, findmypast, and MyHeritage—Sunny Morton
  • A Deep Dive into Understanding Your DNA Results—Blaine Bettinger, Angie Bush, Jonny Perl
  • The Surname Is Key: History of Surnames and Conducting Surname Research in Germany—Dirk Weissleder
  • One Touch Genealogy Research: Handle a Record Once—Thomas MacEntee
  • You Need Both! Uniting DNA and Traditional Research—Angie Bush and D. Joshua Taylor
  • Chromosome Mapping Tips and Techniques—Blaine Bettinger
  • Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem-Solving—Elissa Scalise Powell
  • The Magic of German Church Records—Katherine Schober
  • My Ancestors Are from Germany, and I Don’t Speak German—Tamra Stansfield
  • When Details Disagree: 8 Ways to Resolve Conflicts—D. Joshua Taylor
  • 20 Hacks for Interviewing Almost Anyone, and Getting a Good Story—Joanna Liddell and Karen Morgan
  • Going Dutch: Finding Families in Online Records of the Netherlands—Daniel Jones
  • Beyond the Mists of Time: Sources for British Medieval and Early Modern Genealogy—Nick Barratt
  • The Combined Power of DNA, Records, and Family Trees—Jen Baldwin, David Nicholson, Diahan Southard
  • The Genealogist’s Google Search Methodology—Lisa Louise Cooke
  • Jewish Genealogy: How to Start, Where to Look, What’s Available—Lara Diamond
  • Slave Traders, Speculators, and the Domestic Slave Trade—Kenyatta Berry

How the Virtual Pass Works

Purchase the Virtual Pass

Purchase the digital pass by going through the registration process. When you are asked which pass you would like to purchase, select RootsTech Virtual Pass, and complete the transaction. Please remember the username and password you use to set up your account.

Log In and Enjoy Recorded Sessions

Session recordings will begin posting 10-15 days after the conference. You will receive an email alerting you when the videos are available to view. Simply log in to the Virtual Pass page, and select the sessions you want to watch.

Access Content When You Want

You will have playback access for 12 months from the date the videos post. Watch and rewatch as many times as you’d like!


There is more information, including Frequently Asked Questions,  on the RootsTech page here. 

NOTE:  This Virtual Pass is different from the FREE RootsTech 2019 LiveStreaming of selected sessions - see RootsTech 2019 Announces FREE Live Stream Presentation Schedule.


Disclosure:  I am a RootsTech 2019 Ambassador, and have received a complimentary registration to the Conference.  

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