RootsTech 2015 Sessions You Can Watch Online for Free

By Diane Haddad

Feeling left out because you can’t go to this week’s RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City? You can get in on some of the action by going online to watch the sessions RootsTech livestreams for free.

Although I haven’t seen an official RootsTech announcement about the livestreamed sessions, the FamilySearch blog did post a list of 20 “can’t-miss” sessions and indicates which ones you’ll be able to watch on the website. Just visit the home page at the time listed (be sure to translate it from Mountain Time into your local time zone). 

Sessions expected to be available for online viewing, and the times you can watch them, are:

  • 30 Pieces of Tech I Can’t Live Without by D. Joshua Taylor, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. MT
  • Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox by Thomas MacEntee, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. MT
  • The Write Stuff: Leaving a Recorded Legacy; Personal Histories, Journals, Diaries and Letters by Valerie Elkins, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. MT
  • The Global Family Reunion: How You Can Join the Biggest Family Ever by A.J. Jacobs, Feb. 14 at 8:30 a.m. MT
  • Finding the Living among the Dead: Using the Internet to Find Your Living Cousins by Amy Archibald, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m. MT

The list of RootsTech sessions you can watch online may grow over the next couple of days, so keep an eye here and on Last year’s livestreamed sessions also were available online after the conference, which may again be the case this year.