FamilySearch Announces Property Brothers to Keynote 2017 RootsTech Conference

FamilySearch Announces Property Brothers to Keynote 2017 RootsTech Conference

Madge Maril, associate editor of Family Tree Magazine, here with some exciting news: If you’re a fan of HGTV’s Property Brothers, you’ll be happy to hear that FamilySearch announced today that the two brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, will keynote the 2017 RootsTech conference. RootsTech is the largest genealogy conferences...

Madge Maril, associate editor of Family Tree Magazine, here with some exciting news: If you’re a fan of HGTV’s Property Brothers, you’ll be happy to hear that FamilySearch announced today that the two brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, will keynote the 2017 RootsTech conference.

RootsTech is the largest genealogy conferences in the world, aptly held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Organized by FamilySearch, RootsTech is sponsored by Ancestry, Find My Past, MyHeritage and other beloved genealogy websites and organizations. Former First Lady Laura Bush, New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler and many well-known genealogists like Lisa Alzo, Lisa Louise Cooke and Judy Russell have all been speakers at RootsTech.

Jonathan and Drew shot to fame as the stars of the reality TV show Property Brothers. The show consists of the brothers guiding homebuyers through the process of renovating old homes, all while sticking to a budget. Due to the success of Property Brothers, the two have starred in spin-offs like Brother vs Brother, Property Brothers at Home, Buying and Selling and Property Brothers At Home on The Ranch. So… why are they speaking at RootsTech?

RootsTech notes in their press release that “the brothers will talk about their unique family ties, and the can-do attitudes it fostered, their positive outlooks, and childhoods, their careers, their shared passions for buying and renovating property, and for the entertainment industry.”

While it’s possible they can’t tell difference between microfilm and microfiche, hearing about “unique family ties” may prove to be inspirational for many genealogists. After all, half of researching your family history is the family part. The two may also tie in their knowledge of antique and vintage homes, along with the playful rapport that has made them so well known.

Learn more about other speakers and purchase tickets for RootsTech 2017 on the official website.

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  1. I went to the page about the conference (link is above, Marilyn) and realized it’s in Feb 2017. (For some reason, I thought it was Nov 17th which is the date this page was put up!)

    The Cake Boss (Buddy) will also be there. I really wish I could go but I have a disability.

    Will there be a streaming done for at least the celebs? I understand if it cost $20 or something similar – the entire seminar is $189.

    Please let Marilyn and I know the answers to our questions. Thanks.

  2. Have they ever completed their family tree? Do they know anything about genealogy web sites? Who cares about HGTV celebs at a genealogy conference. Why not Peyton Manning. He has a great family story. In other words, please get people who are in the field of genealogy.

    Doyle King