RootsTech 2016 Recap

Posted February 10, 2016 by Amanda | No Comment

We had a fantastic time at RootsTech 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah! This year’s conference was bigger than ever with an estimated 25,000 people attending and over 150,000 watching classes online.

RootsTech 2016 Recap

The Geni booth at RootsTech 2016

This year, Geni had an amazing booth with plenty of room to accommodate the crowds of visitors eager to learn more about collaborative genealogy in a single family tree.

Geni RootsTech 2016 Recap

New users starting their family trees on Geni

We loved hearing from Geni users, who shared with us how much they loved using Geni for their family history research and for connecting to their relatives. Many newcomers were also eager to learn how they could become a part of Geni’s World Family Tree, the largest, highest-quality family tree of the world. All visitors were also treated to a complimentary Geni water bottle!

Geni RootsTech 2016 Recap

Geni Curator Adam Brown chatting with attendees

We were lucky to have Geni Curator Adam Brown on hand to chat with new and current users. Many people were very excited to hear that Geni’s World Family Tree is curated by a team of nearly 200 volunteer curators from all around the world.

Geni RootsTech 2016 Recap

A newly connected cousin showing AJ Jacobs her relationship path to Adam Brown

As always, Adam worked his Geni-magic and connected several people to Geni’s World Family Tree right at the booth! We also had the opportunity to chat with best-selling author and founder of the Global Family Reunion A.J. Jacobs, who stopped by just as Adam was making a new cousin connection.

Geni RootsTech 2016 Recap

The MyHeritage RootsTech After Party

One of the major highlights of RootsTech was the first-ever MyHeritage RootsTech After Party. The Geni team joined the MyHeritage team at the fun-filled bash on Friday, February 6. The party was attended by over 400 guests, which included friends, partners and geneabloggers. The night’s entertainment consisted of many fun game stations, raffle give-aways, and karaoke. The lively party was the talk of the conference the next day!

We had an amazing time at this year’s conference and we can’t wait to see everyone again next year at RootsTech 2017!

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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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