Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

#RootsTech 2016 -- Explore the RootsTech Expo Hall

Expo Hall

Even if you don't attend any classes at #RootsTech 2016, it is worth your time and effort to visit the Exhibit Hall. Here are some of the interesting and challenging events and activities going on during the entire event.
Family Discovery Zone—Sponsored by FamilySearch
The family discovery zone will be a fun, engaging, and interactive experience and will feature new and exciting technologies to help you discover and connect your family and stories. Stop by and experience the fun side of family history with these activities:
Photo Scanning Area: Bring your family photos! Make digital copies for free that you can preserve, share, and even upload directly to your FamilySearch family tree.
Recording Booth: Record Your Story! Your private recording session includes 10 minutes of recording time in a sound booth, and get a free copy of it on a flash drive.
Record a Call with Someone Who Inspires You: Simply call a parent, grandparent, or someone who inspires you, and find out more about his or her life. Our app will record the conversation and give you a personal copy as well.


Get your family book scanned for free. We’ll make a digital copy, and you'll keep the original and a searchable PDF copy for you. You can also donate personal works, family journals, and books that are in the public domain.

DEMO THEATER —Sponsored by Backblaze
Curious about the newest in family history products and services? Take a seat, and listen to demonstrations by RootsTech sponsors and exhibitors. The 15-minute demos will be scheduled daily during Expo Hall hours.

CYBER CAFE —Sponsored by Dell
Refresh and recharge at the Cyber Café while at RootsTech. The café offers wireless Internet access, recharging stations for your electronic devices, and free sodas. The staff from the Family History Library will also be here to offer one-on-one help.

New to the RootsTech Expo Hall will be the Innovation Alley, where you’ll get a chance to view the latest technology and tools in the family history industry. Be sure to stop by.

Thursday, February 4, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  1. James, what is the latest on charging for the Expo Hall for those who do not register for RootsTerch?

    1. I looked specifically for that on the website and it says that the Exhibit Hall is free to those who register either for RootsTech or the Family Discovery Day. I don't see anything that says what happens if you just walk in and want to see the Exhibits. Good question.