Dec 082017

I take great pleasure in announcing the winner of the Rootstech pass selected by the Random Number Generator.  Thank you to everyone who entered, sadly I couldn’t give more than one prize .

The pass   include the registration fee for over 300+ classes, Keynote General Sessions, Innovation Showcase, Expo Hall, and evening events (but does NOT include airfare, accommodation meals)

Such great value and the winner is Steve Connor from Oklahoma.

Steve really wants to attend the Mapping sessions as it will help him in his research and in his work.

Steve is someone who has given so much to the genealogical community over many years.   One of the reasons he really wanted to attend the mapping classes was :

“It is my goal to map out deeds and bounty land for the Russell County KyGenWeb of which I have been a volunteer county coordinator for the last 17 years”

Thank you Steve for all you have done and congratulations on your win!



Dec 012017


RootsTech 2018 is being held February 28 – March 3, 2018 in the Salt Palace Convention Centre in Salt Lake City, Utah.


I am really sad this year that I am not going to be able to be there in person but really pleased that as a Rootstech Ambassador I can give away a registration (that does NOT include airfare, accommodation meals) but DOES include  the registration fee for over 300+ classes, Keynote General Sessions, Innovation Showcase, Expo Hall, and evening events so that YOU have a chance to attend.

Yep just to restate this registration does not include travel, hotel, meals, labs or any other compensation. The Getting Started and free Family Discovery Day Pass are not included, and must be added on separately.

It is a fantastic conference with over 300 classes, so many wonderful classes.

Fantastic Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers such as Scott Hamilton an Olympic champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father, and eternal optimist!


The Expo Hall  

Such a fantastic place over 400 exhibitors from all over the world giving help, showing the latest innovations and having lots of genealogical goodies for you and your loved ones


And the people all those other genealogists from around the country and the world who are also going to listen, learn and share their experiences!


The Family History Library that wonderful Treasure Trove is just up the road a little and will be open for research. Their new Discovery Centre is a must see activity while you are there.


So I hear you say how to enter to win one FREE RootsTech pass plus Innovator Summit 2018 4-day pass ($279 value)?

Just tell me two classes you want to attend using the contact form and how you feel they will help in your family history research. Then on the 5th December I will use a Random Number generator to select the winner.  The only requirement from you as a winner is after you have been  please tell me what you enjoyed the most along with a photo of you at Rootstech so I  can share with everybody the fun you had (and it will make me feel a little better that I can’t go!)


And the winner has been drawn! Congratulations to Steve!