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Competition Time!

Many of us have just recovered from three days of RootsTech London and we already start to think about the following RootsTech event. For the last nine years RootsTech was organized in Salt Lake City. What once started as a small event combining genealogy and IT has developed into the biggest genealogical event in the world. Ten thousands of attendees and visitors travel every year to the capital of Utah to be part of this amazing event.

Previous experiences

My first RootsTech experience dates from 2019. It was an incredible adventure and I cherish beautiful memories of my first visit of Salt Lake City. If you want to know more about this trip, you can read my previous blog posts about the city and about the conference.

Summer 2018 there was that thrilling announcement: a European edition of RootsTech would take place in London, England! For the first time not in Salt Lake City. For the first time not in the United States. Although the London version was different in several ways, it was still a typical RootsTech event with the same great vibe and energy, wonderful (keynote) speakers and many opportunities to connect to other genealogists. My highlight of the trip was the opportunity to speak about genealogy in the Netherlands. Here is a summary of these wonderful days.

Anniversary Edition

The new year marks the 10th anniversary of RootsTech. Although the RootsTech team has not revealed too much of their plans yet, the 2020 edition promises to be a very special one. One keynote speaker has been announced: Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Kennerly.

If you are curious about the 300+ sessions that RootsTech has to offer, you can study the full schedule and find out what topics will be discussed and which speakers attend. For those of you with Dutch ancestors, do come to my talk on Wednesday at 9.30am. I will tell you all about websites and databases that you can use for this very interesting part of your family history research!

I really like RootsTech 2020’s theme: The Story of You. The conference website says about this theme: “Finding your family can help you understand the ways your story bridges the distance between your past and future. We can understand our own stories more clearly by understanding the ‘prologue’ of our own story.”

Free pass

If you are curious about the stories in your family history, you should definitely attend RootsTech. And if you want to know more about your ancestors from the Netherlands, you should not miss my talk.

So here is an offer you cannot refuse… As a RootsTech ambassador, I have the wonderful opportunity to give away a 4 day pass for FREE. Do you want to be the winner of this free pass? Here is what you should do…

1. Follow me on Twitter (@antecedentia_nl) or like my Facebook page (antecedentiaresearch).

2. Send me a private message, either through Twitter or Facebook messenger and tell me why you want to win this free RootsTech pass. I am also very curious to hear in what country you live!

Everybody can enter my competition, as long as you are serious to travel to Salt Lake City to attend RootsTech! This competition closes at midnight on December 23th, 2019. On Christmas Eve I will announce the winner on Twitter and Facebook, and he or she will get further instructions on how to register for RootsTech.

For those who think: shoot, I already purchased a RootsTech pass… you can still enter. When you win this competition, you will get a full refund!