#ROOTSTECH 2018 will be held in the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah from 28 Feb through 3 Mar 2018. There’s still time to register here: http://www.RootsTech.org As an official 2018 RootsTech Ambassador, DearMYRTLE will be in the Media Hub most of the time. I’ll also catch as many AmbushCAM interviews as possible during this action-packed annual event. If you cannot attend in person, be sure to watch the live-streamed sessions at https://www.rootstech.org/live-stream-schedule


MONDAY (Pre-RootsTech) 26 Feb 2018
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MONDAYS WITH MYRT LIVE! from the 3rd floor glass-enclosed nerve center at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you come early for #RootsTech2018, stop by in person! We start setting up at 9am, and go live from 10am-Noon local time. For those tuning in virtually, it’s the usual time frame.
Noon Eastern US (New York)
11am Central US (Chicago)
10am Mountain US (Denver, Salt Lake City)
9am Pacific US (Los Angeles)

LUNCH – CHURCH OFFICE BUILDING Traditionally for those Mondays with Myrt diehards. We have to eat, don’t we?


TUESDAY  (Pre-RootsTech) 27 Feb 2018

  • 1pm Blue Lemon – Lunch. 55 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Enter from patio across the street from the South Entrance to Temple Square
  • 5:30pm Media Dinner

WEDNESDAY – 28 Feb  2018

  • 9:30am-12:30pm Access & Preservation Day sponsored by ProQuest & FamilySearch
  • 9:30am-1:30pm RootsTech Labs & Sessions 
  • 3pm Ballroom A – Finding the Answers. The Basics of WWII Research with Jennifer Holik, World War II Research and Writing Center
  • 4pm Hallway – AmbushCAM interview with Jennifer Holik.
  • 4:30pm General Session with Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International. panelists discuss the past, present, and future of the industry at the 2018 Innovation Showcase. *This session will be streamed on rootstech.org
  • 6-8pm Exhibit Hall – Innovation Showcase I’ll spend most of my time in the Media Hub.

THURSDAY – 1 Mar 2018

  • 8:30am Main Stage General Session with Keynote Brandon Stanton who studied at the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before starting Humans of New York—a photography and storytelling blog—in the Summer of 2010. *This session will be streamed on rootstech.org.
  • 10am Exhibit Hall – Media Hub DearMYRTLE’s AmbushCAM video interviews. These will be uploaded directly to DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel .


FRIDAY – 2 Mar 2018

  • 8:30am Main Stage General Session with Keynote Scott Hamilton, the living example that good guys CAN finish first! He is an Olympic champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father, and eternal optimist!
  • 10am Exhibit Hall – Media Hub DearMYRTLE’s AmbushCAM video interviews. These will be uploaded directly to DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel .
  • 11:30am Family History Fanatics Booth (interview) GBTRIBE
  • 12:15pm GeneaBloggersTRIBE photo op
  • 8pm MyHeritage After Party 

SATURDAY – 2 Mar 2018

  • 7am MyHeritage Breakfast
  • 8:30am Main Stage General Session with Keynote Henry Louis Gates, Jr (PBS Finding Your Roots) and Natalia Lafourcade (successful Mexican pop rock singer) *This session will be streamed on rootstech.org.
  • 10am Exhibit Hall – Media Hub DearMYRTLE’s AmbushCAM video interviews. These will be uploaded directly to DearMYRTLE’s YouTube Channel.
  • 1pm Main Stage Family Discovery Day (LDS) with Keynotes President and Sister Dallin H. Oaks.

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Here’s the link to DearMYRTLE’s Event Calendar – http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/calendar.html

Here’s the link to the GeneaWebinars Blog & Calendar of other genealogy webinars, chats and hangouts – http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html