We’re back from RootsTech 2023 and it was so much fun to return to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was wonderful to spend time with old friends and meet new people, many of whom were just getting started in their family history search.
With the last two years of conferences being all virtual, it was nice to be able to interact with attendees face-to-face once again. This year RootsTech brought the best of both worlds together with an in-person and virtual conference experience for attendees. The Geni team was joined at the booth by curator Benjamin Schoenbrun, who was available to help answer questions and provide visitors assistance with their family trees.
We also had a blast catching up with curator Jarrett Ross, who stopped by to spend some time at the Geni booth. Jarrett has been creating fantastic genealogy videos as the GeneaVlogger on YouTube. Be sure to check out his channel and catch some of his Geni videos too!
One of the best things about talking with attendees in person is the one-on-one time we get to spend helping users with their family history research. In several cases, we were even able to connect people to the World Family Tree right in the booth! We also loved hearing stories from users who stopped by to share how much they enjoyed using Geni.
Geneablogger Dick Eastman stopped by to say hello. We couldn’t believe it had 3 years since we had last seen each other in person.
The last day of the conference was the Family Discovery Day. Many families had a chance to explore fun activities in the Expo Hall and pick up free goodies from exhibitor booths. The door prize winners for the RootsTech Passport drawing were also announced. Amy Stratton was the lucky winner of the Geni door prize – a free 1-year subscription of Pro. Congratulations to Amy!
We had an amazing time in Salt Lake City and we can’t wait to see everyone again! Be sure to save the date – RootsTech 2024 will take place February 29 – March 2, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah.