22    Mar 20133 comments

RootsTech 2013: Day 1

On Wednesday morning, following the keynote address, the doors opened and thousands of people came through. All of our computers were in use in a matter of minutes.

Here's our team at RootsTech 2013!

Our busy MyHeritage booth!

Last night's FamilySearch.org annual blogger dinner was informative.

As far as attendance stats, we were told that - as of last evening - some 6,800 people had registered. Last year, a little over 4,000 had come through the exhibit halls. In addition, the group has made a concerted effort to bring in young people. An additional nearly 2,000 young people, ages 12-18, will be here on Saturday. And this isn't even counting the numbers around the world you will see live streaming of a number of great programs during the event.

For the first time, organizers said, viewing centers were set up in six countries as a pilot program which is expected to continue and expand in the future.

We video-recorded interviews with Cindy Howells of Cyndi's List, Dick Eastman, Randy Seaver and DearMyrtle, and hope to being them to you soon.

Stay tuned for our next RootsTech post!

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  1. I was totally impressed with your presentation on Saturday. Wow, I can hardly wait to get started using your site.
  2. Have been a totaly satisfied user of the program for over a year. I am still entering data and enjoying the fruits of my labor (Hobby) each time I enter data for a new relative or look up another relatives profile. A friend has a compeitive program to My Heritage and hands down, mine is better. I think he is going to switch.
  3. Thank you for participating in RootsTech 2013. I just watched your presentation from the archive of the Saturday session on hyyp://rootstech.org. Mmmm! Genealogy Elves are even better than Keebler Elves! But if a sweet tooth is in your genes.... Thank you for Coming to America!

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