Events and Webinars The Rocking MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party By Esther February 19, 2017 Share Share Copy Link This year at RootsTech, we hosted our second annual After-Party on Friday, February 10. The party was hopping, with delicious food, drinks, magicians, fun games, prizes and a returning favorite from last year, entertaining karaoke throughout the night. Genealogists sure know how to party! Here’s a video summarizing what a fantastic night it was: The hall, all set up and ready for our guests. People can’t wait for the party to start. The packed party room. Geneablogger Randy Seaver and his wife Linda, and other guests. Russ Wilding, MyHeritage Chief Content Officer, opened up the evening welcoming the guests. Our returning Master of Ceremonies was our friend and genealogy blogger Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers. He entertained the crowd all night long. We had some returning Karaoke stars from last year, such as Thom Reed (Senior Marketing Manager at FamilySearch), and some new acts who enjoyed the spotlight. The MyHeritage team could have sung all night long! The games brought out everyone’s competitive streak. Another highlight this year was the slow motion video booth that we set up. Here are some of our favorites: MyHeritage Product Managers Shahar, Dana, and MyHeritage Founder and CEO Gilad Japhet: https://blog.myheritage.com/wp-content/uploads/00011.mp4 https://blog.myheritage.com/wp-content/uploads/00010.mp4 https://blog.myheritage.com/wp-content/uploads/00004.mp4 Everyone had a rocking time at the party. Here’s what some of our guests had to say afterward on Twitter and Instagram: Rocking the night away. #RootsTech #MyHeritage pic.twitter.com/caVuCFX9F7 — Carol K. Petranek (@CarolPetranek) February 11, 2017 @MyHeritage #AfterParty #MyHeritageAfterParty Let the good times roll. pic.twitter.com/cx8OUnzded — Roger Moffat (@RogerMoffat) February 11, 2017 Sorry I missed #genchat. I had a great time IRL with a lot of my favorite #genealogy peeps tonight. #MyHeritageAfterParty — Genealogy Jen (@GenealogyJen) February 11, 2017 Too much fun at the MyHeritage After-party Friday night at RootsTech -my photos at https://t.co/YRuSnFnLrI — Randy Seaver (@rjseaver) February 11, 2017 Some Australians relaxing at the MyHeritage after party #RootsTech pic.twitter.com/PMtXR2KYqn — Helen V Smith (@HVSresearch) February 11, 2017 Thank you @MyHeritage for the great After-party! Good times, great friends, great kareoke! #RootsTech — Andrea Harding (@Andrea4family) February 11, 2017 We had a great time last night with @Passitdown! Thanks to @MyHeritage for hosting a wonderful party.#RootsTech #familyhistory pic.twitter.com/Hdkv5PyRh2 — Legacy Tale (@LegacyTale) February 11, 2017 Thank you so much @MyHChiefGen & @MyHeritage for hosting such an amazing party this evening @RootsTechConf #funtimes #genieparty — Kirsty Gray (@TheKirstyGray) February 11, 2017 Another special surprise was the MyHeritage DNA neck pillows that everyone took home at the end of the night. Thanks #myheritage for a great time at the after party. #rootstech #myheritagedna #genealogyphoto #genealogyphotoaday #familyhistory A photo posted by Fran (@travelgenee) on Feb 10, 2017 at 10:24pm PST We had a great time at the MyHeritage After-Party, and we can’t wait to continue the tradition at RootsTech 2018! Tags: Geneabloggers, genealogy, MyHeritage RootsTech After-Party, RootsTech, RootsTech 2017
Carol Kostakos Petranek
February 20, 2017
Thank you to all on the fabulous MyHeritage team, for hosting another fabulous gathering at RootsTech! After hours of classes and learning, and being on “information overload,” it is refreshing to be able to just have fun! You all are the best!
March 3, 2017
Thanks for sharing my Instagram pic of the goodies. Each year the party gets better. I had a great time. I’ll be saving up the $ and hoping to go to Rootstech again in 2018. Fran @travelgenee from Australia.