Posted by Nick Cifuentes on January 10, 2012 in Events

If you are interested in new technologies to make family history easier, RootsTech is for you! Don’t miss this new conference February 2-4, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Register now for their special rate of just $149. Hurry and register now as the special discount ends January 13, 2012.

At RootsTech, family historians of all skill levels will learn technology-based solutions to accelerate their research. Take a look at what you’ll experience at this year’s conference:

  • Discover how new and emerging technologies can simplify your research
  • Learn from world leaders in genealogy and technology
  • Help leading-edge technology providers better understand your needs
  • Get a sneak peek at new products and services
  • Participate in hands-on workshops
  • Contribute to interactive presentations and panels
  • Take part in impromptu discussions with many of our sponsors

RootsTech will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center, just a short walk from the world-famous Family History Library.  Take advantage of extended Library hours on Friday, just for our RootsTech attendees.

Whether you are new to genealogy or an experienced researcher, RootsTech is the ideal place to discover the latest tools for climbing your family tree. Please visit to see the full list of topics and sessions.

Register now at

  • $149 through January 13, 2012
  • $189 beginning January 14, 2012

RootsTech is sponsored by, Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, brightsolid,, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists and Brigham Young University.


  1. In searching for a relative John Milton Cox I find that he is only found as the husband of Emma Opal Wooldridge in the Roots Web site for descendents of the Wooldridge fanily there, The family trees on Ancestry do not even list her as a child of Albert Edward Wooldridge. I don;t know wht to so next. Thank you. Ruby Kelley

  2. Long time member

    #1 Ruby:

    Unfortunately this blog is not for genealogy queries as the title indicates. It’s an ad for Roots Tech 2012. Try finding your nearest Family History Center ( online and call them. The branch libraries are located in the local Mormon (LDS) churches. They can help you or direct you to another local genealogy society. This kind of help is free. Use trees on Ancestry (or anywhere else) only as a guide. You must do your own research and the above-mentioned places will help you.

  3. I agree the post is “salesy” for Roots Tech 2012 but the reality is, the alternative steps that you’re describing are a lot harder in real life. There’s a reason why these services have a fee and it’s not simply because they’re out to make money. Your way is free but it also would involve 3 hours of time. That’s tough to do for a lot of people.

  4. Carol


    If you want a quickie answer, go to Ancestry’s One World Tree. It has a very long reputation for being filled with errors, as any experienced reputable genealogist/family historian will tell you. I did find your two people with Emma’s father listed. Took me less than 5 minutes.

    Use the information on OWT with extreme caution, although Emma and John were married 11 Jul 1923 in Kingman, Kansas, so it is more recent. You should always check for source documentation. Don’t count on anyone’s tree being 100% accurate.

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