RootsTech 2015 Recap

Posted February 17, 2015 by Amanda | 2 Comments

What an amazing few days at RootsTech! This year saw the largest crowd ever with over 20,000 genealogists and family historians coming together for the largest genealogy conference in the world.


The Geni and MyHeritage teams together again

It was wonderful to be together again with our MyHeritage family, many of whom flew in from across the world! With offices in Israel, Utah and California, it’s a rare treat to have this many of us together in the same place.


Our crowded booth

To accommodate the large crowds, the expo hall was far more expansive than previous years. We shared MyHeritage’s beautifully massive booth and the crowd did not die down for a moment.


Our General Manager Mike Stangel helping a new user

We enjoyed introducing Geni to family history new comers as well as chatting with enthusiastic Geni users eager to share their love for the World Family Tree.


Adam, Mike and Amanda out to dinner in Salt Lake City

It was a pleasure to see Geni Curator Adam Brown once again. We’re always happy to spend time with our hard working Curators whenever we can!


I’m AJ’s cousin!

There were some fantastic keynote speakers this year. Mike Mallin, MyHeritage’s Chief Product Officer, presented the first keynote on day 1. He spoke about how MyHeritage’s powerful technologies work to bring family history to life for everyone around the world. On day 2, Former First Lady Laura Bush gave us all insight into her famous family. Perhaps the largest crowd came on day 3, with special keynote speakers A.J. Jacobs and Donny Osmond. AJ was funny as always and Donny treated the audience to a few tunes. Perhaps AJ will invite cousin Donny to the Global Family Reunion!

We had a blast at this year’s conference and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year at RootsTech 2016!

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Amanda is the Marketing Communications Manager at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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