FamilySearch have announced that RootsTech Connect 2022 will take place on March 3–5, 2022, as a fully virtual family history event. After welcoming over one million visitors from over 240 countries to its 2021 online event, RootsTech Connect 2021 was the largest in the history of RootsTech.
RootsTech as a Free, Online Event
Building on last year’s success, RootsTech Connect in 2022 will remain completely virtual and free. Registration will open in September 2021.
“We were humbled with the response to an all-virtual RootsTech, and so grateful to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and attendees who participated,” said Steve Rockwood, FamilySearch International CEO. “We heard from thousands of people from all over the globe that the 2021 online experience allowed them to participate for the first time and enjoy the power of learning and connecting virtually. And it created an expansive online archive for learning that is now available for free all year long. It’s an incredible resource, and we are excited about what we’re planning for 2022.”
They have also confirmed that the in-person events that were planned for London this autumn and Salt Lake City in 2022 will not now take place. RootsTech will reevaluated these events each year and future events will see a hybrid online and in-person model with content that is expanded and accessed throughout the year.