RootsTech 2017


As in previous years RootsTech took place again in the United States in Salt Lake City, Utah. With more than 12,000 conference participants it is the greatest event for genealogy of the US and it was already the seventh time this year. It was also possible to follow some of the sessions via livestream and the videos are still available at In 2015 Pro Heraldica was also represent there with interesting speeches. Petra Heimbach and Dr. Rolf Sutter lectured about “The Art of Contemporary Heraldry”.

Accompanying the RootsTech its fair had more than 200 exhibitors. Round about 12,000 participants from over 40 countries visited the event in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. On Family Day the number of visitors reached even 30,000.

The exhibition hall offered several zones. Firstly, the Discovery Zone to discover anything about genealogy. From interesting facts to interactive elements everything was dedicated to the search of ones’ ancestors.

The Thec Zone in turn presented new technologies and products regarding the family research. The participants had the chance to take individual interviews with professional genealogists.

The video below shows a small review and it will be clear very fast how important genealogy is for the visitors of the RootsTech.

Everyone, who wants to join this event next year, please save the date:

RootsTech 2018:

February 28  – March 3, 2018

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