We’re Headed to RootsTech 2019!

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The MyHeritage team is on its way to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the world’s largest family history event — RootsTech 2019! As in previous years, MyHeritage is a Platinum sponsor of the conference. Held from February 27–March 2, it promises to be fantastic. Attendees from around the world come together to discover and share their family roots, heritage, and stories. There are over 300 class sessions planned, including DNA, methodology, records, preservation, social media, and technology.

The MyHeritage Booth

The MyHeritage booth,  #805, is sure to be a colossal attraction. We will host demos with MyHeritage experts and guest presenters every 30 minutes at our in-booth demo theater on such topics as DNA testing and tools for analysis, useful MyHeritage features explained, research tips, historical record collections, and more. Presenters include guest bloggers, world-renowned genealogists, and senior MyHeritage staff, many of whom are directly involved in developing MyHeritage’s innovative technologies.

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MyHeritage RootsTech 2018 Booth Demo Schedule (Click to zoom)

If you need assistance, our highly experienced team of senior support representatives will be available to answer your questions and help you hone your MyHeritage skills. We will sell DNA kits at a special conference price and all MyHeritage subscriptions will be on sale for 50% off.

There will also be a pop-up booth with a surprise game where attendees can play for a chance to win prizes. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to win MyHeritage DNA kits, subscriptions, Amazon Echos, and much more at our daily raffle at the main MyHeritage booth. Tickets are free!

MyHeritage Conference speakers

Several MyHeritage team members will also present at the conference:

  • Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert, will speak on “DNA results and verifying matches” (Wednesday, 1:30 pm, Room: 250 D-LAB Session Number: LAB7792 and Saturday at 3 pm, Room: 250 E-LAB, Session Number: LAB7792) as well as “An insider’s guide to getting the most out of MyHeritage” (Thursday, 8 am, Room: Ballroom B, Session Number: PH8714), “How to grow your tree on MyHeritage” (Thursday 3 pm, Room: 355 F, Session Number: RT3993).
  • Ran Snir, DNA Product Manager, will discuss “A step-by-step guide to MyHeritage DNA” (Wednesday, 3 pm, Room: 355 B, Session Number: RT2012).
  • Mike Mansfield will speak on “Getting the most out of billions of records on MyHeritage SuperSearch™” (Friday 1:30 pm, Room: Ballroom G, Session Number: RT2939).
  • Schelly Talalay Dardashti, US Genealogy Advisor, will present “Sephardic Resources: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy” (Thursday, 9:30 am, Room: 155D, Session RT 3182).

Other things to look out for

  • Friday is MyHeritage’s sponsored day. Geoff Rasmussen, Founder, and Host of Legacy Family Tree Webinars will introduce keynote speaker Saroo Brierley. MyHeritage Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet will also give an address during the MyHeritage-sponsored lunch in Lunch Room 1.
  • New to RootsTech this year is a MyHeritage Town Hall! Come and hear what’s new at MyHeritage directly from the people who build the platform. The panel will include Maya Lerner, VP Product; Uri Gonen, Senior VP of Product Management; Tal Erlichman, Product Manager. It will take place on Friday at 1:30 pm in Room: 255, Session Number: RT4002.

Stay updated

For updates about what we’re up to at RootsTech 2019, make sure to stay up-to-date by following our blog, as well as our social channels Facebook and Twitter. 

Will we see you at RootsTech this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Mckell Keeney


    February 25, 2019

    I will be at RootsTech 2019! I was so excited last year to be there and see that you featured photos of Robin and Becky in your video loop. Robin is a birth mom I helped reunite with her daughter who had been placed for adoption when Robin was a young teen. It was an honor to go to Robin’s house and help her get in the MyHeritage database so she was there “waiting” when Becky tested. Thank you for coming out to Arizona to film their reunion and thank you for including me in their MyHeritage reunion video. I am always happy to promote MyHeritage testing! Looking forward to seeing all of you. ~Mckell Keeney

    • Esther


      February 26, 2019

      Hi Mckell,

      It’s such a heartwarming story! Thank you for the part that you played in it.

      Best,
      Esther / MyHeritage Team