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RootsTech 2024 Recap

We’re back from Salt Lake City, Utah, where we just spent a few fun-filled days at RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference in the world. We had a busy booth throughout the conference. Geni curator Benjamin Schoenbrun helped to staff the booth and he had great luck connecting attendees to the World Family Tree.

The conference was bustling with people eager to learn the latest in genealogy. The Geni booth was often packed with people wanting to hear more about collaboration in the World Family Tree.

Many couldn’t wait to get a hold of our famous Geni notebooks. This handy notebooks are always a popular giveaway item at genealogy conferences.

We met some amazing people who happily shared their Geni stories with us. One person stopped by on the first day to tell us about how she discovered her fourth cousin once removed through Geni. When she first made contact, the family had believed that her branch of the tree had died out. They were located in Chile and had no idea they had living relatives in the U.S. She said that without Geni, she probably would have never found them.

This was just one of the many heartwarming stories we heard about how Geni has helped individuals on their family history journeys. In fact, a few years ago we had the pleasure of sharing Angela Sinickas’s story on the Geni blog. Thanks to the power of Geni’s World Family Tree and MyHeritage, Angela was able to find and connect with the descendants of her grandmother’s siblings. This year we were lucky enough to meet Angela in person in the RootsTech expo hall!

Several attendees took a seat at the booth to do searches in Geni’s database to find their ancestors, start their family trees from scratch, or import their GEDCOMs.

Geni’s General Manager Mike Stangel gave a lecture about Geni’s Source Assistant at the MyHeritage booth.

Visitors were able to stop by to learn all about the ins and outs of Geni’s Source Assistant and how it can help grow your family tree.

One of the best parts of attending conferences is meeting Geni curators in person. In addition to Ben, we had the pleasure of spending time with curators Jarrett Ross, Sandra Levien, and Mona Magno-Veluz.

We had an amazing time and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars. RootsTech 2025 will be held March 6-8 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We hope to see you there!

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